My training in U.S. history, migration history, the history of the American West, and Atlantic World history has prepared me to teach a range of lower- and upper-level courses in which I facilitate student learning through varied activities that respect the different needs and demands of my students. I use diversified materials, including digital tools like mapping software, to present content and teach historical thinking skills that will benefit my students as they engage with the responsibilities of social citizenship. I have taught courses on the history of the United States, and the American West, as well as a hybrid oral history-digital humanities course. I’ve also developed courses in migration history, Latinx studies, digital humanities, and U.S. foreign relations.
I often use digital tools in my teaching, such as the census mapping program Social Explorer and the content management system Omeka. I find students think about the past differently when they produce something original with the help of visualization and management tools. I am happy to share any of the syllabi I have created.