For me, teaching is one of the most exciting parts of the historian’s craft. I offer a wide range of courses in 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, communicate complex ideas in a variety of mediums, and intercultural competence. This philosophy animates my course design and assignments, which include “history labs,” op-eds, and undergraduate archival research.
I’ve been fortunate 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 student myself, I can speak directly to the hurdles that so many students face in college. At Binghamton, I received the Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award in 2019 (read more here), and I taught a graduate seminar on history pedagogy for new TAs in the History Department.
- Syllabus: Civil War and Reconstruction (undergraduate lecture, VMI)
- Syllabus: Plagues and Pandemics in World History (undergraduate lecture, VMI)
- Syllabus: US History Survey to 1877 (VMI)
- Syllabus: US History Survey from 1877 (VMI)
- Syllabus: Teaching College History (graduate seminar, Binghamton University)