Classes and Teaching

Spring 2015 Courses will be offered at Texas A&M University--Kingsville (TAMUK)

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. (3 sections)

Courses Previously Taught

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 2014.

The Supreme Court: 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 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 2014 (2 sections); Spring 2014 (2 sections), Fall 2013 (2 sections); Florida State University: Fall 2012, Summer 2010.

The Supreme Court in American Politics (Instructor). Topic: A study of American constitutional law and how it has shaped the major institutions of American government. The course focuses primarily on the first four articles of the Constitution.

Taught at TAMUK: Fall 2013; Florida State University: Summer 2013, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Summer 2011.

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 (Teaching Assistant) 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 the University of West Florida: Spring 2008


Teaching Tools and Resources

Abridged Supreme Court Cases

Abridged Supreme Court Cases; Edited for Classroom Use

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

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.