Teaching


Teaching Experience

Dr. Szentkirályi has been the lead instructor of ten different courses in political theory, international relations, and academic writing.  While his teaching record demonstrates his ability to teach traditional, content-based courses, he has extensive experience developing interdisciplinary, service-learning, online, hybrid, and writing-intensive curriculum—whose universal design strive to accommodate the diverse backgrounds and concentrations of study of our undergraduates.

In striving to exemplify the teacher-scholar model, Dr. Szentkirályi has been awarded for teaching excellence, he has received teaching-and-learning grants to explore innovative ways in which faculty may improve their pedagogy and enhance the academic experience of their students, as a doctoral student he spent two years mentoring fellow graduate students on their teaching and as a faculty member he has facilitated workshops for graduate student instructors on best practices in teaching and learning, and he has created new community partnerships and designed new undergraduate service-learning opportunities.  Moreover, in addition to a balancing an active research agenda with a regular 4-4 teaching load, Dr. Szentkirályi has also invested heavily in academic service and has notable experience directing student research and helping to place students into internships, jobs, and graduate programs.


Teaching Interests
Environmental justice, food justice, climate ethics, environmental health policy and ethics, ethics of environmental risk, global environmental politics, global justice, just war theory


Teaching History • Instructor of Record
Courses include service-learning, distance-learning, hybrid, and residential academic program classes with CU-Boulder Program for Writing and Rhetoric, Political Science Department, and Continuing Education, as well as University of Northern Colorado Political Science Department.

 Click on the links below for course descriptions and syllabi.

CONTENT-BASED COURSES
•  Environmental Justice
•  Climate Change, Environmental Health, and Resilience
•  Environmental Health Science, Policy, and Ethics

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Global Justice
•  Government and Capitalism in the United States
•  Environmental Political Theory
•  Global Issues

WRITING COURSES
•  Technical Communication and Design
•  Writing in Political Science  •  Spring 2017
•  First-Year Writing and Rhetoric  •  Fall 2018, 2017/2018 AY, 2015/2016 AY


Teaching History  •  Teaching Assistant
With CU-Boulder Political Science Department unless otherwise noted.

•  International Relations  •  Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2011
•  History of Western Political Thought  •  Spring 2014, Fall 2010
•  Quantitative Research Methods  •  Spring 2013
•  American Political Thought  •  Fall 2012
•  Environmental Political Theory  •  Spring 2012
•  Introduction to Environmental Public Policy Analysis  •  Fall 2011
 Survey of Modern Political Ideologies  •  Fall 2011
•  General Problems of Philosophy  •  2008/2009 AY, Fall 2007  •  University of Connecticut Philosophy Department
•  Philosophy and Social Ethics  •  Spring 2008  • University of Connecticut Philosophy Department


Teaching Grants and Awards

Faculty Fellows Program Grant ($3,000) • Arts and Sciences Support of Education Through Technology (ASSETT), University of Colorado • January 2018-May 2019

Community-Based Professional Writing Teaching Grant ($1,000) • Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado • March 2018-May 2019

Faculty Fellows in Community-Based Learning grant ($4,000) • CU Engage: Center for Community Based Learning and Research, University of Colorado • April 2016

Graduate Part-Time Instructor Teaching Excellence award (university-wide competition following nomination by home department) • United Government of Graduate Students, University of Colorado • April 2016


Mentoring and Supervision of Student Research

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Committees
•  Katja Walton, Political Science • anticipated April 2019
•  Katja Walton, International Affairs • anticipated April 2019
•  Rebecca Tyus, Political Science • anticipated April 2019
•  Isabelle Granger-Frye, Political Science • anticipated October 2018
•  Frank Hannigan, Political Science • April 2018 (magna cum laude)
•  Nicole Broda, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology • April 2018 (magna cum laude)
•  Holiday McAllister, Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture • November 2017 (cum laude)

Letters of Recommendation Written for Students
•  Erin Nebel, Civil Engineering October 2018 • Civil Engineering B.S./M.S. program, CU-Boulder
•  Jasper Schneider, Geography May 2018 • Ph.D. program, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
•  Marwa Osman, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology February 2018 • James Schafer Scholarship
•  Nathan Harvey, Environmental Engineering February 2018 • CU-Boulder Exchange Program (Chile)
•  Grace McCall, Chemical Engineering January 2018 • U.S. Geological Survey internship
Connor McCranie, Mathematics January 2018 • Ph.D. programs, CU-Boulder and University of Notre Dame
•  Bella Steinhauer, International Affairs July 2017 • Babington Education, Hong Kong
•  Thomas Regur, Journalism May 2016 • Information and Communication Technology for Development M.A. program, CU-Boulder
•  Jack Tze Chieh Berk, Economics March 2014 • Fund for American Studies internship
•  Lillian Waters, History February 2014 • CU-Boulder Exchange Program (France)
•  Sarah Andrews, Political Science March 2013 • CU-Boulder Exchange Program (South Africa)
•  Abby King, History September 2012 • CU-Boulder Exchange Program (Spain)
•  Martha Berhane, Psychology April 2011 • U.S. Department of Education McNair Scholars Program


Supervision of Community Engagement

Environmental Health Science, Policy, and Ethics Service-Learning Course (Fall 2018)
•  In association with Foothills United Way, Boulder County, and Community Resilience Council
•  Students explore public health-related problems of climate change and produce consulting reports for Community Resilience Council on CU-Boulder’s resilience initiatives and natural disaster response preparedness, and on at-risk student populations vulnerable to being harmed when disasters strike

Technical Writing Service-Learning Course (Spring 2018)
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In association with CU-Boulder Office of the Vice Provost and CU-Boulder University Libraries
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Students produce consulting reports for Academic Futures faculty committee on long-term strategic academic initiatives, and for Norlin Library on the viability of adopting open educational resources

Global Justice Service-Learning Course (Fall 2016)
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In association with Intercambio de Comunidades, a humanitarian organization in Boulder, CO
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Students help Latino/a immigrants improve technology literacy skills, and help revise ESL teaching manuals

Volunteer Wilderness Conservation Field Work (Summer 2011)
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In association with Student Conservation Association and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Students completed various invasive plant species control projects at North Hartland Lake, VT

College Internship Program (Fall 2009 and Spring 2010)
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In association with Merrick Alpert for U.S. Senate and University of Connecticut Political Science Dept.
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Students engaged in all aspects of a grassroots political campaign for student credit in New London, CT