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Nyla Bailey|Synergy Program

nyla baileyNyla Bailey, UWYO 1450

Course Information

UWYO 1450-03

Course Description:

The Politics of Government
What are the economic challenges facing today's college students and their future after graduation?  How is our country addressing poverty in both strong and problematic ways? This course will investigate many issues we are facing as Americans and emerging professionals, including housing, government programs and tax policy, health care, child care, and the value of higher education. We will also explore issues facing veterans as the military implements mandatory budget cuts. You will have an opportunity to explore possible careers and the details of the job you most want to pursue.

Research Interests

Political Violence in the United States
Political Violence against women and children
Political Theory
Study of the Politics of the Holocaust


Movies: The Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, Hitch, Old Westerns 
Books: The Penitent, by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Untimely Meditations, by Nietzsche, Daybreak, by Nietzsche, Cadfael Chronicles, by Ellis Peters
Music: Big Band Music, Anything by Randy Travis or Tim McGraw, Pachelbel’s Greatest Hits
Song: (I like too many to have a favorite) but maybe Anthems of a Seventeen Year Old Girl By Broken Social Scene
Quotes: “If you know when you have enough, you will not be disgraced, If you know when to stop, you will not be endangered” Lao-tzu, Tao-te Ching

“I‘ve learned to live for today – tomorrow is not guaranteed” unknown

“I’ve learned I still have a lot to learn and, my students are generally my best instructors” njb

Interests and hobbies

National Ski Patrol, Snowy Range Volunteer Ski Patrol, Camping, hiking, white water rafting, Painting Ceramics, Reading, Family History, Gardening and family

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science – Political Science – University of Wyoming
Master of Art - Political Science – University of Wyoming

Nyla in the News

2009 PIE Award Recipient
2010 Pie Award Recipient
“Thumbs Up” Award from A&S Student Council, 2005 & 2007

Teaching Philosophy

The best way for students to learn is through expression – young adults starting their college careers often possess far more insight than they believe they have. Open, honest and frank classroom environments are the best places for young adults to learn about what they don’t know as well as what they do know which is buried deep within.

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