Teaching Tools and Resources

Abridged Supreme Court Cases

Trinity Luthern Church of Columbia v. Comer
Murr v. Wisconsin

Murr v. Wisconsin
(Dissenting opinions)

Zivotofsky v. Kerry

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin II

Evenwell v. Abbott

Obergefell v. Hodges
Obergefell v. Hodges
(CJ Roberts dissent)
AZ Legislature v. AZ Indep. Redistricting Commission
United States v. Windsor

Hollingsworth v. Perry

The Affordable Care Act Cases

Arizona v. United States
Dolan v. City of Tigard
Fitzpatrick v. Bitzer
Kentucky v. King
Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Commission
Pike v. Bruce Church
South Dakota v. Dole
Stone v. Mississippi
United States v. Jones

Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee

Mahanony Area School District v. B.L.
Fulton v. City of Philadelphia
Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania
Our Lady of Guadalupe v. Morrissey-Berru
Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia
Whole Womans Health v. Hellerstedt

Satire in the Classroom This link is to a repository created by Rebecca A. Glazier (Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas--Little Rock) that provides various satirical pieces (over a variety of mediums) that can be used in political science courses.
Simulated Coin Flips This Stata .do file will run simulated coin flips (0,1) with random results. Great for explaining the law of large numbers.


Classes and Teaching

Judicial Process (Instructor). Topic: An overview of the American judicial system, including the role of federal and state courts, and the actors that participate in the legal process.

Taught at TAMUK: Fall 2021, Fall 2019, Fall 2017 (2 sections), Fall 2014.

Constitutional Law II: Civil Liberties and Rights (Instructor). Topic: A study of American constitutional law; specifically, the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence under the 14th Amendment and the Bill of Rights.

Taught at TAMUK: Spring 2022, Fall 2020 (online), Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Spring 2014. Florida State University: Spring 2013, Fall 2011, Spring 2011.

American Government: National (Instructor). Topic: An introductory examination of the institutions and political processes of American government. 

Taught at TAMUK: Fall 2022 (3 sections, 2 online), Spring 2022 (3 sections, 1 online), Fall 2021 (3 sections, 2 online), Summer 2021 (online), Spring 2021 (3 sections, 2 online), Fall 2020 (3 sections, 1 online and 2 hybrid), Summer 2020 (2 sections online), Spring 2020 (2 sections, 1 online), Fall 2019 (3 sections), Summer 2019 (1 section online), Spring 2019 (2 sections, 1 online), Fall 2018 (2 sections, 1 online), Spring 2018 (3 sections), Spring 2017 (3 sections), Fall 2016 (3 sections), Spring 2016 (3 sections, including 1 distance learning video conference course), Fall 2014 (2 sections), Spring 2014 (2 sections), Fall 2013 (2 sections), Fall 2012; Florida State University: Fall 2012, Summer 2010.

Research and Analysis in Political Science (Instructor). Topic: The study of quantitative research methods in the social science context.

Taught at TAMUK: Spring 2020, Fall 2018, Fall 2017 (2 sections), Fall 2015 (3 sections), Spring 2015 (3 sections)

Introduction to Public Policy (Instructor) Topic: An introduction to public policy; a study of policy conception, formulation, and implementation.

Taught at at Florida State University: Fall 2010

Constitutional Law I: Federalism and the Separation of Powers (Instructor) Topic: An introduction to American constitutional law. A study of how the decisions of the Supreme Court have shaped institutions and governmental structure.

Taught at TAMUK: Fall 2022, Spring 2021 (hybrid), Spring 2020 (online), Spring 2019 (directed study), Spring 2018, Fall 2015, Fall 2013; Florida State University: Summer 2013, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, and Summer 2011; University of West Florida (teaching assistant): Spring 2008

Texas Politics: An entry-level course surveying Texas governmental institutions. This course also addresses how Texas (and other states) work with the federal government to achieve desired outcomes.

Taught at TAMUK: Fall 2017 (2 sections), Fall 2015 (3 sections), Spring 2015 (3 sections)