Teaching

Teaching Assistantships

  • Data Visualization, Dr. Robert Cooper, ICPSR, Ann Arbor, MN, Summer 2020
  • Introduction to International Relations, Dr. Susan Pratt Rosato, w/ two independently led sections, Notre Dame, IN, Fall 2019
  • World Politics (Intro to Comparative Politics), Dr. James McAdams, w/ two independently led sections, Notre Dame, IN, Spring 2019
  • World Politics (Intro to Comparative Politics), Dr. Luis Schiumerini, w/ two independently led sections, Notre Dame, IN, Fall 2018

Professional Experience

  • English Teacher, Nowon Elementary School, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE), Seoul, Korea, 2008 – 2011
  • District English Teacher, Nowon-gu District, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE), Seoul, Korea, 2010

Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Notre Dame Political Science Department, Notre Dame, IN, 2019
  • Seoul Metropolitan English Teacher of the Year Award, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, Seoul, Korea, 2009

Certificates and Workshops

  • “Striving for Excellence in University Teaching,” Certificate and Workshop Series, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2019
    • “Helping Students in Distress” with the University Counseling Center
    • “Gathering Early Semester Student Feedback”
    • “Universal Design for Learning: Meeting the Needs of all Students”
    • “Teaching Naked” with Jose Antonio Bowen, Ph.D
    • “Engaging Students in Large Classes”

Guest Lectures

  • “Research Design and Fieldwork in Comparative Politics,” Undergraduate Research Design Senior Seminar, Notre Dame, IN, November 2019
  • “Ethnic Conflict and the Post-Colonial World,” World Politics, Notre Dame, IN, April 2019
  • “Median Regression,” Quantitative Methods Graduate Course, Notre Dame, IN, March 2019
  • “Modernity,” World Politics, Notre Dame, IN, January 2019
  • “How Authoritarianisms Work,” World Politics, Notre Dame, IN, November 2018

Selected Community Outreach

  • College Mentor, Samaanta Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2018 – Present
  • Big Sister Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, South Bend, IN, 2018 – 2019
  • Workshop Leader, Samaanta Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal, Summer 2018
  • Pre-teen Stress Reduction Teacher, Common Ground Meditation Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2016 – 2017

Philosophy

I draw on experiences such as having been a first generation college student and teaching abroad to promote a healthy learning environment. I set clear parameters and track the educative environment to guide material comprehension and discussion. Diverse methods of engagement is foundational to my pedagogy. Group discussions might benefit some students, while others are more confident one-on-one. Ultimately, our different experiences, learning styles, and approaches give us the tools to grow as a classroom and community.