Teaching

For me, teaching is one of the most exciting parts of the historian’s craft. I offer a wide range of courses in nineteenth-century U.S. history and the history of medicine. Below are sample syllabi and course posters for recent courses.

I firmly believe that history education should equip students with the historian’s skill set—the ability to analyze diverse sources, craft evidence-based arguments, and communicate complex ideas in a variety of mediums. This philosophy animates my course design and assignments, which include “history labs,” op-eds, and undergraduate archival research.

I’ve been fortunate enough to teach graduate students, undergraduates, high schoolers, and adult learners in a variety of institutional settings. Before graduate school, I gained invaluable pedagogical training and hands-on teaching experience as a public school teacher. This background informs my teaching in the college classroom, where I use student-centered pedagogy to foster an active, engaging, and productive classroom experience for my students. I strive for inclusivity in my classroom, in part because as a first-generation graduate myself, I can speak directly to the hurdles that so many students face in college.

At Binghamton, I received the highly selective Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award in 2019 (read more here), and I was also tasked with training new TAs in the History Department.