TEACHING & SUPERVISION

I value working with students at all levels, from first year undergraduate classes through to PhD completion and postdoctoral research projects. My teaching practice is interdisciplinary, experiential, and solutions-oriented—and focused on foregrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

GRADUATE TEACHING

Public Service 623

Government, Business, and Civil Society

A core course of the Master in Public Service program, taught to large classes of students from across the social sciences, sciences, and humanities.
 

Political Science 631

The State & Economic Life: Current Debates in Political Economy


 

In development for 2022:
 

Global Governance 780

Topics in Global Environmental Governance: Governing a World in Climate Crisis

For the PhD in Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Arts First 140

Solving the Climate Crisis

A small communications-intensive seminar for students from across the Faculty of Arts, part of the Arts First program.

Political Science 303 

Political Economy of the Environment

Part of the Canadian Politics Specialization.

Political Science 334 

Public Policy

Part of the Canadian Politics Specialization.

Political Science 391

Special Studies Course: Political Economy of Energy in Canada

A directed reading course.

Political Science 428

The State & Economic Life: Current Debates in Political Economy

Part of the Politics and Business Specialization.

Arts 490 Global Engagement Seminar

The Future of Nature

Co-taught with Dr. Brendon Larson and two fellows, photographer Edward Burtynsky and urban theorist Mike Davis, to fourth-year students from across all faculties in Winter 2020. 

GRADUATE SUPERVISION

University of Waterloo Accredited Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor (ADDS) status awarded in 2018.

PhD Supervision

2021-present

Sarah Norton

Global Governance Program, Balsillie School of International Affairs

2019-present

Choyon Saha

Global Governance Program, Balsillie School of International Affairs

"Assessing and amplifying the role of Least Developed Countries in confronting the climate crisis via winding down fossil fuel supply"

 

2017-2021

Justine Salam

Global Governance Program, Balsillie School of International Affairs

“Corporate influence on royalty rates in major oil producing subnational states: Analyzing Alberta’s oil sands royalty reviews”

MA Supervision

2020-present

Danielle LaBrash

MA Program, Department of Political Science

Thesis: “Changes to provincial environmental regulation during of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic”

2020-2022

Emily Lorentz

MA Program, Department of Political Science

Major Research Paper (MRP): "Comparing the just transition movements of Newfoundland and Labrador and Poland"

2020-2022

Alanna Benson

MA Program, Department of Political Science

MRP: "Decarbonization and Decolonization: How Community-Led Clean Energy Projects in Canada Are Acts of Climate Justice and Self-Determination"

2021

Mharie Scott-Henderson

Master of Climate Change Program, Department of Geography & Environmental Management 

MRP: “Achievement unlocked: How Denmark acquired cross-party support for the 2020 oil ban agreement” 

2019-2020

Sukneet Kahlon

MA Program, Department of Political Science

MRP: “Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies in Canada: A policy roadmap”

2019-2020

Carly MacArthur

MA in Global Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs

MRP: "An analysis of the human rights violations resulting from misconduct by Canadian extractive corporations operating abroad” 

2019-2020

Shawna-Rae McLean

MA in Global Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs

MRP: “Beyond time” 

 

2017-2018

Bradley Noonan

MA in Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo

Thesis: “The Nordic approach: How Denmark, Finland, and Sweden are facilitating sustainable water development in developing African states” 

PhD Committees

2021-present

Arnaud Theurillat-Cloutier

Department of Sociology, Université de Québec à Montréal (supervised by Dr. Éric Pineault)

« Quelle transition énergétique ? Le régime énergétique du capitalisme et ses contraintes »

2021-present

Hafij Khan

School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo (supervised by Dr. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger)

“Legal, policy and institutional approaches to deal with loss and damage associated with climate change impacts in least developed countries”

2021-present

Natalya Siddhantakar

Sustainability Management Program, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo (supervised by Dr. Vanessa Schweizer)

2019-present  

Roger Boyd

Global Governance Program, Balsillie School of International Affairs (supervised by Dr. Simon Dalby)

"Climate change: Societal resilience & transformation”

2019-present

Truzaar Dordi

School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo (supervised by Dr. Olaf Weber)

“Financing a sustainable low-carbon transition: Systematic climate risk in asset pricing and portfolio allocation”

2017-present

Yonatan Strauch

School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo (co-supervised by Drs. Thomas Homer-Dixon and Stephen Quilley)

“From carbon lock-in to a lock-in of decarbonization: A theory of change”

2017-2022

Alexander Suen

Global Governance Program, Balsillie School of International Affairs (supervised by Dr. Simon Dalby)

“Political culture: An unexplored factor in climate change diplomacy”

 

2018-2021

Janetta McKenzie

Global Governance Program, Balsillie School of International Affairs (supervised by Dr. Sarah Burch)

“Balancing interests in regulatory institutions: A comparison of the Northern Gateway and Keystone XL pipelines”

2012-2020

Leah Fusco

Department of Geography, University of Toronto (supervised by Dr. Scott Prudham)

“Crude regulation: Environmental assessments and the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil industry”