I developed an extensive teaching portfolio offering a wide range of courses on campus and abroad that can be grouped into several distinct tracks -- introductory and advanced courses in Comparative Politics, Political Behavior, European Studies, American Politics, and advanced courses in Political Methodology.

My teaching philosophy can be accessed here.

Courses Offered

  • Civics and American Government (National Louis University)

  • American Government/Politics (Concordia University)

  • American Presidency (Concordia University)

  • US Congress (Concordia University)

  • US Foreign Policy (Concordia University)

  • Political Parties and Elections (Concordia University)

  • Research Design (East Carolina University)

  • Research Methods (University of Florida)

  • Visegrad in the 21st Century (East Carolina University)

  • Geopolitics of Eastern Europe (East Carolina University)

  • The European Union (East Carolina University, Beloit College, Loyola University)

  • The European Union Foreign Policy (East Carolina University)

  • Europe from a Social Science Perspective (University of Florida)

  • The Politics and Institutions of the European Union (Beloit College)

  • East European Politics (East Carolina University)

  • EU Elections and Opinions (University of Florida)

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics (East Carolina University, Beloit College, University of Florida)

  • Introduction to International Relations (East Carolina University, Roosevelt University)

  • Politics under Authoritarianism (University of Florida)

  • Applied Statistics (graduate course in RStudio @ Charles University)

  • Political Data Analysis (graduate course in STATA @ University of Florida)

  • EU Democracy, Elections, and Opinions (@ Charles University)


Study Abroad

I organized and led two different summer study abroad programs for undergraduate students enrolled in American universities.

This was a 6-week study abroad program housed at the Anglo-American University in Prague. The program provided an understanding of the culture and politics of the Central European region from the end of WWI to the communist regimes and later to NATO and EU membership. A sample syllabus of the Summer 2019 program can be found here.

I served as Director of the program at East Carolina University in 2019 and 2018. I also served as co-instructor of the program at the University of Florida in 2019 and 2016.

Visits were organized at Radio Free Europe, the Czech Parliament, the Museum of Communism, Prague Castle, Terezin, Konopiste Castle, the American Center, and Cesky Krumlov. In 2018, we also participated in the Prague European Summit.

I led a six-week study abroad program in Brussels as a co-instructor. The program was titled EU in the World and housed at Vesalius College. Visits were organized at the European Commission, the Council of the EU, the European Parliament, the Parlamentarium, the European Economic and Social Committee, and the European External Action Service (EEAS). A sample syllabus of the Summer 2015 program can be found here.