Experience

 
 
 
 
 
January 2019 – Present
Washington, D.C.

Co-Instructor

Georgetown University

o Co-taught a course on data science tailored to public policy students, using R and Python to explore topics such as data wrangling, version control, reproducible examples, machine learning, and text analysis

o Guided students in collecting real-world datasets, designing models, and conducting analyses to determine and articulate policy proposals

o Oversaw the development of machine learning models to evaluate and propose solutions for topics such as improving the efficiency of the New York City public transit system

 
 
 
 
 
January 2016 – June 2019
Maryland

Institutional Researcher/Research Assistant

University of Maryland

o Collected and analyzed publication and citation data on major political science departments to evaluate the university’s relative academic performance

o Built a multi-decade dataset and evaluated the university’s Ph.D. retention rate as well as the success rate of individual faculty members

o Collaborated with faculty on the collection and analysis of datasets to support research, data visualization, academic writing, and statistical modeling using R, STATA, and ArcGIS

o Managed the data collection process — including overseeing an undergraduate researcher — for a precinct-level primary election project, gathering data from 14 states and creating data visualizations to articulate findings

 
 
 
 
 
August 2014 – May 2019
Maryland

Teaching Assistant

University of Maryland

o Designed course materials, planned lessons, provided constructive feedback to students, and led sections in a range of courses, such as American Government and Politics, Introduction to GIS for Social Science Research, and Advanced Statistical Methods for Social Science

o Developed a remote lab process to increase access and efficiency for students and faculty using ArcGIS

o Created dummy and real datasets to demonstrate complex models and mapping processes in R, STATA, and ArcGIS

Teaching

I have been the teaching assistant or co-teacher for the following courses at UMD:

  • Intro to American government
  • Intro to Political Science Research & Methods
  • Intro to GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • GIS and Redistricting in American Politics
  • The U.S. Congress
  • Political Parties
  • Advanced Statistical Methods for Social Science Research
  • Multilevel Modeling and Networks

Contact

  • nathan.lovin
  • #5143 Tydings Hall, College Park, MD
  • Office hours:
    After class on Tuesdays & Thursdays
    Otherwise by appointment