Teaching

Courses

  • Comparative Politics in Developing Nations (PS 241)

  • Politics in International Development (PS 340)

  • Government and Politics of Southeast Asia (PS 345)

  • Senior Honors Seminar (PS 495)

  • Research Design and Analysis in Quantitative Research (PS 522 - Graduate Seminar - co-taught with Prof. Jim Kuklinski)

  • Proseminar in Comparative Politics II: Comparative Politics of Developing Countries (PS 541 - Graduate Seminar)

  • Topics in Comparative Politics: Comparative Political Economy (PS 549 - Graduate Seminar)

  • Topics in Comparative Politics: Corruption (PS 549 - Graduate Seminar)

  • Topics in Comparative Politics: Governance and Accountability (PS 549 - Graduate Seminar)

  • Topics in International Relations: Foreign Aid (PS 589 - Graduate Seminar)

  • Dissertation Design (PS 599)

  • Short Course on Survey Experiments in Political Science (Universidade de Sao Paulo)

  • Introduction to International Relations (Columbia University)

Completed Dissertation Committees

  • Gustavo Diaz -- Revealed Corruption and Electoral Accountability in Brazil: How Politicians Anticipate Voting Behavior -- 2021

  • Wei Zhong -- Candidates, the Economy and Voting Behavior -- 2020

  • Alice Iannantuoni (Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Geneva) -- Essays on Foreign Aid Volatility -- 2020 -- Chair

  • Luke Plutowski (Statistician, Latin American Public Opinion Project, Vanderbilt University) -- Quid-Pro-Quo or No? Targeted Electoral Distribution in Brazil -- 2020 -- Chair

  • Peter J. Chereson -- The Revolution Will be Made Public: The Effects of International Actors on Protest Movements in Hybrid and Authoritarian Regimes Today -- 2019

  • Kyle W. Estes (Visiting Assistant Professor, Iowa State University) -- Post-Soviet Ethnic Politics and Public Goods Provision -- 2019

  • Amanda Burke (California Department of Justice) -- Thinking Outside the Box: Extra-Parliamentary Strategies and Their Effects on the Development of Good Governance in New Democracies -- 2019

  • Amanda Cronkhite (Assistant Professor, U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies) -- The Medium Matters: Political Communication and Behavior in Latin America -- 2018

  • Kelly Senters Piazza (Assistant Professor, U.S. Air Force Academy) -- Is Smaller Better? An Assessment of the Causes and Consequences of Subnational Fragmentation in Brazil -- 2017 -- Co-Chair

  • Wenshuo Zhang (Data Scientist, Apple) -- The Political Implications of Bilingual Cognition -- 2017

  • Ashlea Rundlett (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Rhode Island) -- The Effects of Revealed Corruption on Voter Attitudes and Participation: Evidence from Brazil -- 2017 -- Chair

  • Matthew Cawvey (Assistant Professor, Erskine College) -- Personality and the Political System: An Exploration of the Psychological Roots of Political Support -- 2017

  • Blair Niece (U.S. Military Academy) -- Partial Diffusion and Backsliding in International Relations -- 2017

  • Evangeline Mae Reynolds (Assistant Professor, U.S. Military Academy) -- Supranational Law and Compliance -- 2016

  • Gina M. Martinez (Program Associate, Resource Development Associates) -- Unraveling Red Tape: Foreign Aid Allocation and the Domestic Bureaucracy -- 2015

  • Cristina ­Alvarez Mingote (Associate Director, Center for Social and Behavioral Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) -- International Migration, Electoral Strategies and Home Country Elections -- 2014

  • Andrea Kent (Department of Social Science and Public Administration, West Virginia University Institute of Technology) -- Putting the Winner-Loser Effect in Context: Presidentialism & Democracy in the Americas -- 2013

  • Diego Correa (Visiting Professor, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil) -- The Effects of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs on Latin American Presidential Elections -- 2012

  • Carie Steele (Department of Politics and International Affairs, Northern Arizona University) -- Disease Control and Donor Priorities: The Political Economy of Development Aid for Health -- 2011

  • Jennifer Romine -- International Linkages and Multilateral Lending in the Post-Communist Region -- 2011

Completed Undergraduate Theses

  • Thomas Bishop (Student, Loyola University Chicago School of Law) -- The Effect of Party Turnover on Government Corruption -- 2017-18

  • Naveed Cheraghchi (J.D., Boston College Law School) -- The Effects of Political Strategy on the United States' Aid Allocation -- 2015-16

  • Ricardo Alvarez -- Does Anti-Corruption Foreign Aid Reduce Corruption? -- 2014-15

  • Michael Bertucci (J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law) -- Country Specificity and Aid Effectiveness: Designing Better Technical Assistance Aid -- 2013-14

  • Megan Anderson -- Getting More Ideas on the Table: Looking at How Gender Equality Affects a State’s Level of Innovation -- 2012-13

  • Valerie Ferrin -- Member State Compliance in the European Union: The EU ‘Blue Card’ Directive: Going Beyond Aid -- 2012-13

  • Lara Sanoica -- Copper and the Role of Extractive Industry Ownership for Economic Growth -- 2012-13

  • Philip Santoso (Ph.D., Rice University; Assistant Professor, Duke Kunshan University) -- Decentralization and Satisfaction with Democracy -- 2011-12

  • Nicholas Esterman (J.D., John Marshall Law School) -- Making Hard Decisions: Changes in U.S. Aid Allocation During Economic Downturns -- 2009-10

  • Dotan Haim (Ph.D., University of California at San Diego; Assistant Professor, Florida State University) -- Economic Globalization's Effect on Peoples' Values and Attitudes: A Marxist Perspective -- 2009-10