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TLC at APSA Schedule

The fifth annual TLC at APSA (Teaching and Learning Conference at APSA) is a full-day event that seeks to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning and enhance the role of teaching in the discipline of political science.  This year’s conference theme is “Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Teaching Political Science in a Post-Pandemic Era.”

Saturday, September 17, 2022

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Breakfast

Doing the Doing: Equity and Access in the Political Science Classroom,
Andrew Jenks, University of Delaware

DiploSim: A Simulation Design Workshop,
Richard W. Maass, Old Dominion University

How to Create a Safe & Challenging Democratic Learning Environment in Any Course,
Titus Alexander, Democracy Matters

Engaging Students Through Political Science Honors Societies and Clubs|
Tanya Brooke Schwarz, Pi Sigma Alpha (chair)
Monti Narayan Datta, University of Richmond
Adam Irish, California State University, Chico
Yu Ouyang, Purdue University Northwest
Christa Daryl Slaton, New Mexico State University
Everett Albert Vieira, California State University, Fresno


Antiracist Pedagogy: Foundational Principles in Practice across the Discipline
Kathleen Cole, Metropolitan State University (chair)
Young-Im Lee, California State University-Sacramento
Linda Beail, Point Loma Nazarene University
Lindsey Lupo, Point Loma Nazarene University
Amy Lynn Ivy Nantkes, Point Loma Nazarene University
Brian Christopher Lovato, California State University, Fullerton
Sue Ann Skipworth, University of Mississippi

Designing Role-Playing Simulations for Remote and Hybrid Classrooms
Elisabeth R. Gerber, University of Michigan (chair)
Amy Beckett, Ball State University
Jennifer Christman, Ball State University

Making an Impact Close to Home: Engaging Students in Local Government
Erin E. Richards, Cascadia Community College
Joanna Kenty, The Citizens Campaign

Teaching Experimental Political Science: Practical Advice
Elizabeth A. Bennion, Indiana University South Bend (chair)
Eric Loepp, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Melissa R. Michelson, Menlo College

Terri Givens, Professor of Political Science at McGill University and the Founder of Brighter Professional Development: “Radical Empathy in the Classroom: Going Beyond Inclusion”

Dr. Givens will be available to sign copies of her book Radical Empathy after her address. Her book will be available to purchase for CAN$10 (cash only).


Track 1: Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom
Teaching LGBTQ Politics:
Theory, Praxis, and Intersectionality, moderated by Emmanuel Balogun, Skidmore College

  • Teaching like a Dyke: Unresolved Authority and the Queer Theory Classroom, Haley V. Norris, Rutgers University; Elena Gambino, Rutgers University, New Brunswick 
  • Teaching LGBTQ Politics in and of Newark, Jyl J Josephson, Rutgers University-Newark 
  • Beyond Binaries: Bridging Theory and Praxis in the Classroom, Zein Murib, Fordham University-Lincoln Center 
  • LGBTQ Politics: Is There a Canon?, Edward F. Kammerer, Idaho State University; R.G. Cravens, California Polytechnic State University

Track 2: Simulations & Games
Simulating Political Realities in the Classroom, moderated by Kevin Anderson, Eastern Illinois University

  • Maintaining Authoritarian Leadership – A Simulation, Jennifer Ostojski, Northeastern University; Yitzhak Henry, Northeastern University 
  • What a Students’ Performative Reading of Ancient Plays Teaches about Modern War, Spyridon Kotsovilis, University of Toronto Mississauga 
  • A Gamified Semester: A Case Study, Edmond Hally, Ferrum College
  • Ethnicity and Conflict Games, Chad Raymond, Salve Regina University; Victor Asal, University at Albany-SUNY
Track 3: Civic Engagement
Opportunities, Challenges, and Responsibilities of Community-Engaged Coursework, moderated by Kevin G. Lorentz II, Saginaw Valley State University

  • Doing Feminist Community-Engaged Learning within the Neo-Liberal University, Michael J. Illuzzi, Lesley University; Nafisa Tanjeem, Lesley University
  • Teaching Redistricting through Community Mapping, Keena Lipsitz, Queens College-CUNY
  • Individual and Collective Responsibility: Pre-COVID, during COVID, and Post-COVID, Theodore Chadjipadelis, Aristotle University Thessaloniki; Georgia Panagiotidou 
  • Civic Teams and Political Theory Pedagogy: Teaching for Community Engagement, Samuel Barrett Schmitt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Emily Cottle, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Isaac Mehlhaff, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Track 4: Teaching Research, Writing, and Information Literacy
Teaching Research, Writing, and Information Literacy: Building a Cohesive Major, moderated by Natasha T. Duncan, Purdue University

  • Building First-Gen Student Success: A Scaffolding Approach, Carrie R Humphreys, University of Tennessee, Martin; Adnan Rasool, University of Tennessee, Martin
  • Cultural Contexts: Teaching International Relations in the US, Russia, & Turkey, Bulat Akhmetkarimov, Kazan Federal University; Renat Shaykhutdinov, Florida Atlantic University; Ramin Ahmadoghlu, Emory University
  • Teaching in the Age of Big Data: Moving Beyond Privacy and Property, Karthika Sasikumar

Track 1: Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom
Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom, moderated by EmmanuelBalogun, Skidmore College 

  • Addressing Antiracism through a Study of Political Science Syllabi, Viviana Rivera-Burgos, Baruch College, CUNY; Stephanie R. Golob, CUNY-Baruch College
  • Teaching Intersectionality in Political Science: Reflections for Our Discipline, Abigail B. Bakan, OISE, University of Toronto 
  • Strategies for Teaching Blind Students in Methods Courses w/ Statistics Software, Tina Zappile, Stockton University; Maria Spade, Stockton University
  • Making Anti-racism Visible in American Political Thought, Janet L. Donavan, University of Colorado, Boulder 
Track 2: Simulations & Games
Simulations and Games as Teaching Tools, moderated by Kevin Anderson, Eastern Illinois University

  • Fostering Post-pandemic Skills through Simulations, Nathaniel Cradit, University of Michigan; Elisabeth R. Gerber, University of Michigan; Caitlin Hayward, University of Michigan
  • Simulating Policy Choices in the Classroom: Russia’s Use of Energy as a Lever, Andrew Lewis Allen Goodman
  • Teaching about Inequality and Caregiving Using an Extended Role-Playing Game, Traci M. Levy, Adelphi University
  • Leadership & Public Speaking Skills in Classes Using Reacting to the Past, Michaele L. Ferguson, University of Colorado, Boulder; Mohammad Rezwanul Haque Masud
Track 3: Civic Engagement
Assessing Student Perceptions of Skill Building in Coursework, moderated by Kevin G. Lorentz II, Saginaw Valley State University

  • Curricular Agenda Setting & Framing: Does It Impact Students’ Civic Engagement?, Alexandra Reckendorf, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • For My Eyes Only?: A Comparative Analysis of Self-Censorship in the Classroom, Stephen J Chapman, Monmouth University; Diana Maria Branduse, Binghamton University, SUNY
  • Building Confidence to Teach through Controversy and Conflict, Janet Marie Lawler, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Civil Deliberation Activities for Any Political Science Course, Tara M Lennon, Arizona State University

Track 4: Teaching Research, Writing, and Information Literacy
Teaching Research, Writing, and Information Literacy: Classroom Approaches, moderated by Natasha T. Duncan, Purdue University

  • Can News Literacy Be Improved by Emphasizing Source Analysis?, Heather L. Katz, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Field Notes from Ungrading in Upper-Level Political Theory Courses, Stefan Kehlenbach, University of Toronto
  • Low Stakes, High Return: Peer-Review in Introduction to International Relations, Margarita Safronova, University of California, Santa Barbara; Kristina Rohrer, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Teaching Students How to Conduct Qualitative Research Remotely, Courtney Page-Tan, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University WW
5:30 p.m. RECEPTION
Co-sponsored by the Political Science Education Section

Thank you to the 2022 TLC at APSA Program Committee for all of their dedication and hard work in planning this year’s TLC at APSA. 

    • Julio F. Carrión, University of Delaware (co-chair) 
    • Allison Rank, SUNY-Oswego (co-chair) 
    • Kevin Anderson, Eastern Illinois University (track moderator for Simulations and Games) 
    • Emmanuel Balogun, Skidmore College (track moderator for Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom) 
    • Natasha Duncan, Purdue University (track moderator for Teaching Research, Writing, and Information Literacy) 
    • Taiyi Sun, Christopher Newport University (track moderator for Civic Engagement)