Yusaku Horiuchi

QSS Professor Yusaku Horiuchi receives recognition for developing close student-professor relationships

In a Letter to the Editor of The Dartmouth, Professor of Government and Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies and Cheheyl Director of the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning Lisa Baldez responds to a recent article entitled "Level Footing: The Professor-Student Dynamic."

This article by Eliza Jane Schaeffer describes what empowers students—and what fosters learning: “building a relationship between students and professors, helping students engage with the material outside of the classroom, [and] approaching learning as a collaborative endeavor.”

Sunny Drescher ‘20, one of the students interviewed in the article, doesn’t name the QSS professor she’s working with—but it’s QSS Chair Yusaku Horiuchi. Professor Horiuchi redesigned his course, Data Visualization (QSS 17/GOVT 17) as a completely flipped class, filming his lecture material for students to watch before class and freeing up class time for hands-on programming.

Alex Woodruff '17 Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association

Alex Woodruff '17 presented a research paper, “Does Randomized Ballot Order Increase Invalid Votes?” at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago) on April 8, 2016. Alex’s co-author, Professor of Government and Mitsui Professor of Japanese Studies Yusaku Horiuchi, taught Alex in a QSS class on data visualization.  Horiuchi's and Woodruff's paper uses data from more than 40,000 polling places in Australia and estimates in the context of Australia’s recent Lower House elections the impact of completely randomized ballot positions on informal/invalid votes. The data wrangling and analysis for this paper were carried out in R, which is used in many QSS courses, and Alex’s conference attendance was supported by QSS.

 

QSS 17/GOV 16 Students Participate in a Data Visualization Contest (15F)

As part of his Fall 2015 Data Visualization class, Professor Yusaku Horiuchi organized a contest for his students.  The top five student submissions were chosen by voting.  The selected data visualizations are displayed in the slideshow to the left; if the slideshow is not visible, please click on the title of this article and the carousel will appear.

QSS 17/GOV 16 Students Participate in a Data Visualization Contest

As part of his Spring 2015 Data Visualization class, Associate Professor Yusaku Horiuchi organized a contest for his students.  The top five student submissions were chosen by voting.  The selected data visualizations are displayed in the slideshow to the left; if the slideshow is not visible, please click on the title of this article and the carousel will appear.