Ph.D., The Ohio State Univ. (1999)
M.A., The Ohio State Univ. (1997)
B.A., Marquette Univ. (1994)
Professor Chambers has developed a personal teaching philosophy that emphasizes academic rigor, the development of critical thinking and writing skills, engagement with the Hartford community, and that places a priority on issues of diversity. As a teacher, she seeks to provide her students not only with the basic information related to her courses, but also with the skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to analyze and draw out the implications of the course content in a real world context. Chambers' courses challenge students to approach political issues with an analytical and critical eye, to keep an open mind about new ideas and concepts, and to become involved with local organizations and their projects. In her 100 level courses she helps her student master information, comprehend course materials, and begin developing their analytic skills. In her upper division courses she guides her students as their analytic skills become more sophisticated. Chambers' goal is to prepare each student for graduate level education. As a professor of political science, she believe it is her role to guide students in a manner which will help them realize their unique potential as informed citizens in a democratic society.