by Shawna K. Metzger
Accessed December 17, 2017. Last modified November 2, 2017
I have taught on multiple occasions, both in USP and at Pittsburgh. You can see the courses I have taught here. I received both USP’s Teaching Excellence Award and NUS’ Teaching Excellence Award in 2016, primarily for my QRF course. I received USP’s Teaching Excellence Award again in 2017, along with a nomination for NUS’ Teaching Excellence Award, primarily for my duration course. The NUS award winners are announced in spring 2018.
I am capable of teaching courses on IR theory, conflict and war, military alliances, international organizations, international law, territorial disputes, basic research design and methodology, linear regression, maximum likelihood, longitudinal analysis, duration models, spatial modeling, and programming in Stata.
We published an article about our curriculum-writing experience for a quantitative course, focusing on a set of guiding questions that were invaluable during our own efforts.
I am also involved with USP’s Senior Seminar, our new capstone course. It was offered for the first time in spring 2015. The course is deliberately team-taught by instructors with different backgrounds. In the course’s first run, my co-instructors were Mark Brantner and Mabel Wong. My spring 2015 co-instructors and I are particularly interested in assessing the course’s effectiveness on a rolling basis. To that end, we have proposed an “evidence-based model of assessment” that we intend to employ after each semester ends. We were also awarded a large technology grant from NUS, to help develop an online platform for the course’s various assignments.