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Teaching Evaluations


“I like that she is very concerned with how we take in information and will then change things so they work best for us. She’s fair and understanding but not a pushover.” -Student

“I like how laid back she is. The classroom is a very friendly environment & I enjoy the class.” -Student

“I like how passionate she is and how well organized and versatile her teaching is.” -Student

Evaluation: Diablo Valley College 

“She gives you both verbal and visual examples of the subject she is discussing and provides charts that show you more clearly.” – Student

“Ryer’s strengths are a lot, starting with her true understanding and care for the subject being taught. She’s good with deadlines, her quizzes cover what we learned. She has a sense of humor too. Ryer connects with our class.” – Student

Evaluation: Monterey Peninsula College 


Evaluation: Solano Community College

“In general, this professor is very fair with her grading and assignments load. I think she really understands her students, and wants the students to do well.” -Student

“Love Professor Ryer! She is amazing, intelligent, kind, helpful and always makes herself available to her students. She makes the course very interesting and engaging, and her passion for political science is infectious. Wish I could take another class with her!!” – Student

“I really like how this course is structured to learn a lot and discuss more. Professor Ryer really stands with learning from your peers and thus makes for a really good classroom.” -Student

“One of the best instructors I’ve ever had!:)” -Student

Evaluation: Foothill College

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Evaluation: San Francisco State University

I have really enjoyed this course. Professor Ryer responds to questions in a timely manner with detail and respect. The curriculum is very organized and structured for the students to succeed. She is an exquisite teacher and I’d definitely recommend her to my peers.”-Student

I appreciate her lectures and slide presentations that go along with her instructions. It makes for a fuller educational experience.” -Student

Evaluation: Santa Rosa Junior College

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Evaluation: Hartnell College

Course Syllabi

Foothill College

Introduction to American Government & Politics

Fall 2015 syllabus

Winter 2015 syllabus

Spring 2016 syllabus

Summer 2016 syllabus

International Relations

Winter 2019

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San Francisco State University

Introduction to American Politics

Fall 2015 syllabus

California Politics and Policy

    Spring 2016 syllabus

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Santa Rosa Junior College

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Solano Community College

City College of San Francisco

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Monterey Peninsula College

  • Women in American Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to American Politics & Government
    • Spring 2016 syllabus (online)
    • Spring 2016 syllabus (in-person)

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Hartnell Community College

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Diablo Valley College