Associate Professor, Political Science
What do you teach?
I teach Campaigns and Elections, Media and Politics, and Public Policy.
Why do you like teaching at Bentley?
I like teaching at Bentley because I am able to design my courses along the lines of my scholarly focus and share my research passions with my students. One of my major projects is researching the impact of social media in political campaigns. In my Campaigns and Elections class, students are asked to analyze how a sample of congressional candidates are using social media in their campaigns, determine their motivations for using social media and how it fits in with their larger communication strategy.
What is your teaching style?
I strive to expose students to the “real” world of politics and public policy through the use of documentary films, applied research projects for government agencies and nonprofit organizations, guest speakers, and student interviews of professionals in politics and policymaking.
What advice would you offer a new Bentley student?
Take every opportunity to expand your professional and personal network. But remember that first impressions are important. Whether it is in the classroom, at a career fair, or in a social setting, people will make judgments about you in roughly 30 seconds based on how you are dressed, your posture, how you shake hands, and your ability to carry on an intelligent conversation.