Teaching is one of my greatest joys. I won the University's Ph.D. Capstone Teaching Award in 2020 for outstanding teaching performance throughout my PhD studies.
At NYU Abu Dhabi, I teach
Poli Sci 1112: Introduction to International Politics
Poli Sci 2511: International Organizations
Poli Sci 3510: International Political Economy
Selected Student Comments
Effective teaching for long-lasting intellectual foundation
"I think she did a really great job of explaining the material not only verbally but also through visuals [board writing, pictures, graphs, films]. I think she is very, very knowledgeable and definitely helped me be successful in this course."
"Prof Shim is amazing. She is very engaged in her courses, available for her students, and go above and beyond to ensure the material is fully understood. The material is extremely relevant and a perfect bridge between politics and economics."
“You [Sujeong] have been the best TA and made the online learning enjoyable. I came into college, not knowing much about international relations. Now, I absolutely love the study and I am taking more classes in the field next semester. Thank you for igniting this passion.”
Learning to analyze and evaluate arguments
“Particularly, I enjoyed the class on the IMF because we simulated the negotiation process that helped me understand why the IMF would impose harsh conditions for [its] funding. It was also an eye-opening experience to talk about China’s and the U.S.’s different perspectives on various issues.”
“The TA [Sujeong] was incredibly passionate about the subject matter and was great at breaking down really broad and complex processes.”
Building a safe classroom
"Very good professor. The explanations in class were clear and the discussions we had were very interesting. She always promoted discussion and was open to hear the different students opinions and experiences, which is something I truly valued given the diversity of students and experiences we have on campus and the fact that this class is about international topics."
“I always felt free to share in class without fear of being wrong. The discussion was run very well.”
“I felt that she [Sujeong] was very good at creating an environment where students could reach out for any questions, extensions, or any other accommodations. I also felt that they did a very good job at presenting the information in a very clear and engaging way”
Caring and accessibility
“Extremely easy to approach and discuss with. She [Sujeong] is very knowledgeable and led the class very well. Even when there was little engagement and participation she was extremely helpful in helping us understand the themes of the course. I appreciated the way that she conducted the course and enjoyed her as an instructor. Super willing to help. She was fantastic."
“Sujeong was very welcoming and made office hours available and accommodating more time.”
“I appreciate her dedication to helping us despite the challenging semester (due to COVID).”