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 in my native Texas. This background informs my teaching in the college classroom, where I use student-centered pedagogy to foster an 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.

I’m honored to have received Binghamton University’s Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award in 2019 (read more here). At Binghamton, I was also tasked with helping train new TAs in the History Department.