Instructor, Research Project: Politics of Authoritarianism, Spring 2021
Pennsylvania State University
Instructor, PLSC 496 Independent Research (Political Assassinations), Spring 2018 (syllabus)
Instructor, PLSC 418 International Relations Theory, Fall 2017 (syllabus) Student Rating of the Overall Quality of This Course: 6.33/7
Instructor, PLSC 418 International Relations Theory, Summer 2017 Student Rating of the Overall Quality of This Course: 5.67/7
*2017-18 Robert S. Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching
Some Student Comments:
"Professor Liu was very helpful and enthusiastic."
"The instructor's enthusiasm during class made it really easy to focus and concentrate on the material during class time. He communicated all material very well and chose videos and created powerpoints that supported our learning in the class. He made the class fun and interesting."
"He explains every topic clearly and intensively."
"The instructor's enthusiasm helped keep attention to the subject matter."
"I think I enjoyed how much value the professor put into getting students to voice their opinions. Not only did he give us an opportunity to say what we were thinking, but also allowed us to write them down through the in-class assignments. I think by allowing this opportunity, students who don't like to talk out loud were still able to say what they were thinking and get feedback from the professor."
"He has nice handwriting on the chalkboard."
"I really enjoyed the professor's enthusiasm for the course and how knowledgeable he was about the course material. He was provided good feedback and was always looking for the good ideas we wrote down as opposed to critiquing our train of thought."
"Mr. Liu was very knowledgeable, passionate and engaging. He made class interesting and made me want to go to class and learn the material. The studies and articles he posted in Canvas were all very applicable and useful."