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Spring 2017 Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Office Location: 330 Anderson Hall
emailcgshields@ufl.edu

Teaching

In previous semesters I have served as a graduate teaching assistant for POS 2041 (American Federal Government) and POS 2112 (State and Local Government). In the Fall 2015 semester and Spring 2016 semesters, I was the instructor for POS 4424 (Legislative Politics). In Fall 2016, I was the instructor for POS 4275 (Modern Political Campaigns), in which we focused as a class on the competing campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. For Spring 2017, I am once again teaching Legislative Politics.

Background

I’m a doctoral student with a focus on American politics and political institutions. A proud native of the Mountain State, West Virginia, I completed my B.A. in political science (summa cum laude) at West Virginia University in 2010 and my M.A. here at UF in 2014.

Active involvement in campus life is important to me; I’ve served as co-director of Out & About (an LGBT graduate student social group) in 2012-2013 and as social chair (2012-2013), American Politics field chair (2013-2014), and president (2014-2015) of the Political Science Graduate Student Council. For the 2015-2016 academic year, I’ll be working as Chief Steward for UF Graduate Assistants United. As an undergraduate, I served as president of WVU’s LGBT student organization and participated every year in an annual student lobbying program. I was also a columnist and opinion editor for The Daily Athenaeum, WVU’s student-run campus newspaper, where I was the winner of a Society of Professional Journalists award in 2010.

We all must have things to keep us anchored to life outside of the academy, or else we’ll become dull boors and no one will want to be around us. Live music, local beer, deep-watching Mad Men, occasional karaoke, and trail-riding on my Scott hybrid are some of mine.

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address
University of Florida
Department of Political Science
234 Anderson Hall
P.O. Box 117325
Gainesville, FL 32611