Since 2005, I have worked to acquire the skills necessary to become an engaging and thoughtful professor. My teaching philosophy is rooted in a commitment to foster critical thinking in my students and practice reflective learning as an instructor. In my courses, I emphasize discussion, and I am highly attentive to selecting thought-provoking course readings and multimedia in order to stimulate debate and expose students to new ideas and concepts. My courses are appropriate for students that are interested in both the academic debates on peace, conflict, and development, as well as those interested in working in international development cooperation.
During the 2016-17 academic year, I will teach the following courses at Radboud University Nijmegen:
- Conflict, Aid and Development (Masters), w/ Professor Jan Pronk
- Political and Geographical Conflict Resolution (Masters)
- Approaches to Peacebuilding (Bachelors)
I will also supervise a select number of master’s theses for the master’s specialization ‘Conflict, Power and Politics‘ in Political Science and ‘Conflicts, Territories and Identities‘ in Human Geography.
In addition, to my regularly scheduled courses, I frequently lecture and give short courses to policymakers and more general audiences. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in taking one of my courses, would like copies of my teaching evaluations, or would be interested in hosting me at your institution.