Instructor - Political Science, Anthropology and IDH
Graduated from both Valencia Community College and University of Central Florida
Classes I teach: U.S. Government, International Politics, State and Local Government, IDH III and IV, Introduction to Anthropology, and Government and the Media.
Adviser to West Campus Model United Nations (best group ever! :)
Things that make me happy: (other than my students, of course...) elections, spending time with friends and family - especially my husband, anticipating Liverpool FC games, my three cats, learning about history, the Orlando Magic, traveling, justice, The Tudors, success, finding a new Ricky Gervais podcast, coffee, Model UN, NPR, warm weather, Lifetime Movie Channel, getting new books in the mail, and lazy summers!
In my classes, you should find you have all the tools you need to succeed. I do my best to prepare students for exams, which are a major component of your class grade. You can expect a mix of instruction including, but not limited to, lecture, class discussion and group work.
Students are expected to come to class prepared by completing homework or study guides, reading the book, and bringing a desire to work hard. Students will find this class to be challenging, but the hard work will bring a greater satisfaction to your accomplishments.
Office: West Campus
FALL SEMESTER 2016 OFFICE HOURS:
THURSDAY: NOON - 2PM
FRIDAYS: 9:30AM-10:30AM (VIRTUAL), BUT MAY BE ON CAMPUS.
FOR VIRTUAL HOURS YOU CAN EMAIL OR SKYPE ME. MY SKYPE ADDRESS IS facebook:almathews
REQUIRED BOOKS FOR FALL 2016:
POS 2112 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
GOVERNING STATES AND LOCALITIES, THE ESSENTIALS, SMITH AND GREENBLATT, ISBN 978-1483308111
- BIOLOGY NOW, CORE EDITION, HOUTMAN ET. AL., ISBN 978-0393938340
- THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLOR BLINDEDNESS, MICHELLE ALEXANDER, ISBN 978-1595586438