Research and Teaching Skills
Reading knowledge of German and Spanish.
Graduate level work in multivariate analysis.
Created the Political Science Data and Graphics Laboratory at UNCC, a user
friendly database of tables and charts containing a wide range of political,
social and economic data. This Microsoft Access database contains charts
constructed in Microsoft Powerpoint that are based on data contained in
Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. I am in the process of constructing a World Wide
Web accessible version of this database. Substantial experience with SPSS and
other statistical packages on mainframe and personal computers.
I use the Web extensively in my courses. Syllabi, outlines of my lectures;
data graphics; and paper topics and examination questions are all available
on-line. This material for my most recent courses can be found at my web site.
In addition, in some of my courses, students take part in on-line discussion
Experience in interviewing 40 freshman Representatives for my undergraduate
honors thesis and in interviewing Alaskan Natives for a research project on
participation in local politics.