INR4502 • International Organizations (Fall 2021)

INR4074 • Immigration Policy (Spring 2022)

The goal to which I aspire each time I step into my classroom is to empower and inspire future leaders. I envision my students being at the center of my teaching philosophy. Students are more than mere receptacles of information, and teachers are more than mere lecturers.

I encourage students to think critically, I provide a safe environment in the classroom for them to express opinions, and I challenge students with hands-on activities. While I rely on lectures to teach foundational theories, I also incorporate several pedagogical practices, including flipped-classroom, problem- and student-based learning.

As a teacher, I aim to provide students with:
• Solid theoretical foundations in social science
• Vast analysis of case studies and real-world scenario
• Strong leadership skills to become agents of social science

In many disciplines, including social science, scholarship is often written from a Western perspective. For this reason, I intend to include materials written by a wide range of authors whose perspectives and narratives are reflecting the student body’s diversity.

I always make sure to provide class materials that are either available at a low cost or for free via the university’s library system. This commitment is reflected in the inclusion of my Fall 2021 • INR4502 International Organizations and Spring 2022 • Immigration Policy classes among the most affordable within the Florida state universities and colleges system by Florida’s Affordability Counts initiative.