I teach a range of courses at E&H- from Statistics for the Social Sciences to Women & Politics to the Politics of Asia. Having taught a range of courses, I enjoy leading students through traditional debates in international relations and incorporating insights from other disciplines.
In guiding students through traditional debates and research methods in political science, I encourage students to push creative and disciplinary boundaries, such as applying principles of realism to the television series the Walking Dead. In addition to publishing work on pedagogy in peer-reviewed journals, I have experience working with diverse groups of students and with teaching students abroad.
My research focuses on foreign policy and decision making in international conflict. My most recent research project is on border disputes between India and China. My coauthor, Florian Justwan (University of Idaho), and I are currently analyzing original survey data concerning Indian citizen’s attitudes towards compromise in border disputes.
For more about me, visit my website: https://fishersk.com/.
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Ph.D., Political Science and International Affairs, 2015
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
B.A. Political Science and History, 2010
Emory & Henry College
- POLS 105: Introduction to International Relations
- STAT 162: Statistics for Social Science
- POLS 216: Politics of Decision Making
- POLS 245: Comparative Politics of Asia
- POLS 314: National and International Security
- POLS 337/SOC 337/WGST 337 : Women & Politics
- POLS 450: Senior Seminar: American Foreign Policy
University of Georgia
- Honors Introduction to Global Issues
- Introduction to International Relations
- Global Security Policy
Other Teaching Experience
- 2014 & 2017 Instructor: Global Citizenship/Diplomacy
- Duke Summer Academy for high school students, Summer 2014 & Summer 2017
- 2014-2016 Instructor: International Ingenuity
- Duke Talent Identification Program(TIP) in India & China
- 2016 taught gifted high school students at Duke Kunshan University in China
- Featured a blog post, “Public Health Simulation,” on Active Learning In Political Science in 2017 (coauthored with Roger Yu, a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
- 2015 taught gifted middle school students at Shiv Nadar University in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, India
- Featured as a blog post, “Mathematical Fairness in a Constitutional Convention,” on Active Learning In Political Science in 2015 (coauthored with mathematician Rachel Bayless, Assistant Professor, Agnes Scott College
- 2014 taught gifted middle school students at O.P. Jindal Global University in Sonipat, Haryana, India
- 2013 Instructor: Political Science and International Relations, June-July 2013
- Duke TIP, Field Studies (traveled to Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing)
- College level international relations course with emphasis on China to high school students
- 2012 Teaching Assistant (and Residential Coordinator): Political Science and International Relations in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, China in June-July 2012
- 2012-2016 Instructor for Duke TIP Scholar Weekends (weekend course for gifted high school students)
- 2014 Blasphemy! Science, Politics, and Religion (February)
- 2013/2015 You Say You Want A Revolution (October 2013 with Kayce Mobley)
- 2013/2014 Ten Things They Don’t Teach You in International Relations (with Kayce Mobley)
- 2012 The West Wing and American Foreign Policy (October; with Kayce Mobley)
Recent Publications (Peer Reviewed)
2018. “Scaffolding Assignments and Activities for Undergraduate Research Methods.” Journal of Political Science Education. (with Florian Justwan) Link.
2017. “International Adjudication and Public Opinion in Territorial Disputes: Evidence from a Survey Experiment using Amazon Mechanical Turk.” Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy. Vol. 23, 3. (with Florian Justwan) Link.
2017. “Generalized Social Trust and International Dispute Settlement.” International Interactions. Vol. 43, 5: 717-743. (with Florian Justwan) Link.
2017. “Classroom Convention: Teaching Constitutional Design Through Simulation.” Social Studies Research and Practice. Vol. 12, 1: 84-94. (with Florian Justwan) Link.
2015. “Federalism’s Fractured Decision Making and the Kyoto Protocol.” Politics & Policy. Vol. 43, 1.
2015. “A Field Guide to Teaching Agency and Ethics: The West Wing and American Foreign Policy.” Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy. Vo. 2, 1. (with Kayce Mobley)
2014. “Ditching the Desks: Kinesthetic Learning in College Classrooms.” The Social Studies. Vol. 105, 6: 301-309. (with Kayce Mobley)
–Featured on Active Learning in Political Science blog
2014. “Grappling with Transnational Issues: Global Security Policy through Agency and Ethics.” Syllabus. Vol. 3, 1.
2009-2010 Research Associate: U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Acquisition University-South Region, Senior Service College Fellowship