Teaching

I teach undergraduate and graduate courses about comparative politics, political institutions, electoral systems and political parties, and post-communist politics. I have delivered lectures in person or via videoconferencing at Baku Slavic University (Azerbaijan), European University (Russia), Kyiv School of Economics (Ukraine), National University of Mongolia, Osh State University (Kyrgyzstan), Qavqaz University (Azerbaijan), St. Petersburg State University - School of International Relations (Russia), Ukrainian Academy of International Trade, University of Belgrade (Serbia), Vilnius University (Lithuania), and Western University (Azerbaijan). In 2007, I taught and conducted research at Ivan Franko National University (Ukraine) while on a Fulbright Fellowship.

Courses at West Virginia University (2014- )
POLS 493 - Elections and Political Parties Around the World. An upper-level undergraduate course covering election rules and their consequences.

POLS 550 - Comparative Politics. A graduate course covering the theoretical and empirical foundations of the comparative politics subfield.

POLS 551 - Comparative Political Institutions. A graduate course covering theory and findings about institutions in democratic and non-democratic states.

Courses at the University of Kansas (2001-2014)
POLS 150 - Introduction to Comparative Politics. An introductory lecture course covering political culture and institutions across the globe.

POLS 151 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (Honors). The honors version of POLS 150 addresses similar topics in a seminar format. In 2004 and 2005, I taught a special version of POLS 151 incorporating videoconferencing and collaborative assignments with students from KU, National University of Mongolia, Osh State University (Kyrgyzstan), and Western University (Azerbaijan). The course portfolio provides additional details and reflections.

POLS 564 - Elections and Political Parties Around the World. An upper-level undergraduate course covering election rules and their consequences.

POLS 654 - Politics of Russia and the Central Eurasian States. An upper-level undergraduate course addressing the evolution of politics in the former Soviet Union.

POLS 851 - Seminar on Comparative Political Institutions. A graduate course covering theory and findings about institutions in democratic and non-democratic states.

POLS 952 - Seminar on Comparative Elections and Political Parties. A graduate research course covering advanced topics about election rules and their consequences.

POLS 953 - Seminar on Comparative Legislatures. A graduate research course covering advanced topics about legislative studies.


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