Teaching is never easy and always rewarding. One of my most important professional accomplishments was receiving the 2018 President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

At Drew University, I mostly teach courses in the fields of international relations and political science. Since 2010, I have directed Drew’s Semester on the United Nations. Established in 1961 and with an emphasis on experiential learning, the Semester on the United Nations meets every fall semester in a classroom across the street from the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. Students meet with diplomats, policy experts, and U.N. Secretariat staff to understand the UN’s history, politics, and policies.

I also regularly teach courses on terrorism, international law, Middle East politics, and U.S. foreign policy. For the next two years, I will be teaching my department’s senior capstones in political science and international relations.

In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I have worked with many students on their senior honors theses or independent research projects.