Teaching is something that excites me! I enjoy working with students. I do my best to make myself as available as possible for research, mentoring, discussions about career path/graduate school, extracurricular advising, and personal/community building conversations. I find that in-class discussions often lead to promising research questions both for me and my students. I enjoy teaching introductory and advanced courses across American politics topics, with a strong focus on law & courts.

During the Fall 2022 semester, Prof. Boston will have office hours on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., and by appointment. If you wish to meet via Zoom, the recurring link is available on Canvas.

If you cannot make it to office hours or you need to have a more detailed meeting, you can schedule it by emailing Prof. Boston.

Courses

Bowling Green State University

  • POLS 1100: American Government: Processes and Structure (Fall 2019-Summer 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022)
  • POLS 4160: Constitutional Law—Powers and Relationships (Spring 2020, Spring 2022)
  • POLS 4170: Constitutional Law—Procedural Rights (Fall 2021, Spring 2023)
  • POLS 4180: Constitutional Law—Substantive Rights (Fall 2022)
  • POLS 4260: Law & Society (Fall 2020, Spring 2022, Spring 2023)
  • POLS 4240: Supreme Court and Contemporary Issues (Fall 2019, Spring 2021, Fall 2022)
  • POLS 4900: Research Lab in Law & Society (Spring 2023)
  • POLS 4920: Field Study in Public Law (Spring 2020)
  • POLS 5260: Graduate Seminar in Law & Society (Fall 2020)

Washington University in St. Louis

  • PS 419: Teaching Assistant Practicum (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)

University at Buffalo, SUNY

  • PSC 301: Cases in Civil Liberties (Summer 2011)
  • PSC 303: Constitutional Law (Summer 2013)
  • PSC 306: The American Presidency (Summer 2012)

Buffalo State College, SUNY

  • PSC 101: Introduction to Government and Politics (Spring 2013)
  • PSC 102: Introduction to American Politics (Spring 2013)

Professional Development

During the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years, I completed the BGSU Teaching and Learning Certificate Program as part of the Center for Faculty Excellence. Across a series of professional development workshops, ranging in topic from inclusive pedagogy to active learning strategies, the program provided me and other faculty member with many “opportunities […] to explore current, innovative, and effective teaching strategies that support student success.’’