Here I am, outside our new house in Davidson, on my way to my first day of classes! I am teaching Environmental Social Sciences, a required core course for the college’s new Environmental Studies major, and American Politics, in which I am focusing on the politics of reform. I am very much looking forward to teaching these two courses this fall — they will enable me to step back from my specific research on information-based governance and think more broadly about politics and the environment. And it will be great to learn from my students about their perspectives on the many different issues and topics that we will covering in both courses. If you’re interested, you can check out my syllabi on my Teaching page.
Otherwise, things have been going great so far — everyone has been incredibly friendly and welcoming, and have really been helpful in the settling-in process. Davidson has a beautiful campus and wonderful community, and I am looking forward to becoming a part of it.