Teaching

In the classroom, I hope to provide students with the skills to evaluate claims that people make about the world.

At Dartmouth College, I teach Quantitative Political Analysis and Experiments in Politics.

Past Experience


Teaching a short training at the Tokyo Foundation.

In the past, I've been fortunate to teach a variety of courses and workshops to a range of students. At the graduate student level, I provided a course on Computational Text Analysis for Legal Practice at the University of Virginia School of Law with Kevin Cope. I've also taught a variety of short methods workshops at universities in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The workshops that I've taught in Asia have been attended by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and local bureacrats and government officials.

Course Evaluations

There are many known limitations of course evaluations. It tends to be that white males like myself are rated better on course evaluations, holding all else constant. For that, and many other reasons, we should doubt their use as unbiased indicators of teaching effectiveness. I provide my evaluations here in the interests of transparency.

  • Instructor: Experiments in Politics, Dartmouth College (Winter 2021)
    Winter 2021 Course Syllabus
    » Average overall course evaluation score: 1.38/5 (lower values indicate higher evaluations)   |   average overall faculty evaluation 1.1/5
  • Instructor: Computational Text Analysis for Legal Practice (with Kevin Cope), University of Virginia School of Law (J-term 2020)
    J-term 2020 Course Syllabus
    » Average overall course evaluation score: 4.97/5 (higher values indicate higher evaluations)   |   Evaluations
  • Teaching Assistant: The Global City (with Stephen Harding), Northwestern University (Winter 2012-Winter 2013 and Summer 2013)
    Winter 2013 Course Syllabus
    » Average overall course evaluation score (CTEC): 5.02/6 (higher values indicate higher evaluations); average overall tenure-track faculty score: 4.70/6