Teaching

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Courses

Govt 6461 Public Opinion (Syllabus): Next taught, Fall 2017
Govt 6029 Methods of Political Analysis II (Syllabus)
Govt 100 Media, Public Opinion, and the War in Iraq (Syllabus)
Govt 3212 Public Opinion and Representation (Syllabus)
Govt 317 Campaigns and Elections (Syllabus)
Govt/Comm 3189 Taking America's Pulse: Designing and Conducting a National Survey
  • Public opinion polls are everywhere. Media, blogs, businesses, non-profits, government, and researchers all use polls to learn about what people believe, what they want, how they feel, and why! In this course, students will design, conduct, and analyze an original national-level public opinion survey. All survey questions will be determined based on students’ research interests. With this survey, students will literally take America’s pulse, finding out what the public thinks on the topics that students want to know about. Students will learn a variety of skills in this class, such as survey design, interviewing techniques, experimental techniques, and survey data analysis. There are no prerequisites.Poster Session
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  • Media Covereage: Cornell Chronicle, Slope Media, Cornell Alumni Magazine
  • 2014 Taking America's Pulse Survey Results
Govt 4000 The Politics of Unequal Education (Spring 2014, Summer 2016 (Auburn Correctional Facility))
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  • This course is a senior seminar. The seminar will consider inequality in education outcomes and how politics and policy can exacerbate or mitigate educational disparities. The primary focus will be on education in the United States, but we will also consider education in a comparative context, discussing education systems in other countries.