Jerry has taught courses on American political institutions and undergraduate-level statistical methods in political science at the University of Arkansas and the University of Missouri. During the 2021-2022 school year, he was an Associate Instructor for courses on the logic of political science research and constitutional rights and liberties at Indiana University.

Guest Lectures

"Economic Sanctions and Political Violence in Target Countries." (Indiana University, Bloomington, Fall 2023)

Associate Instructor

Constitutional Rights and Liberties (Indiana University, Bloomington, Spring 2022)

This course focused on rights and how to justify them using moral philosophy, political theory, constitutional theory, constitutional law, constitutional practice, the nature of political life, and the nature and extent of competing political commitments and/or priorities.

Analyzing Politics (Indiana University, Bloomington, Fall 2021)

In this course, students were introduced to the logic of political science research, examined the frameworks that guide our thinking about politics, and reviewed descriptive, experimental, and observational approaches to research. Students also learned how to evaluate normative and empirical claims and practiced constructing research questions and hypotheses.


Political Science Research Lab (University of Missouri, Spring 2014)

In this course, students examined several approaches to structuring an undergraduate research paper and learned how to use STATA to do basic quantitative research in Political Science. 

American Political Institutions (University of Arkansas, Fall 2012 - Spring 2013)

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

In this course, students studied the history of the US Constitution, examined the three branches of American government, and explored the evolution of civil rights and liberties in the United States.