Teaching and mentoring students are high priorities for me, and ones that I really enjoy. I have five years of university teaching experience, and the courses I created received a very enthusiastic response from both students and colleagues. Most recently I taught an upper-level course on the relationship among conflict, society, and mass media in America. It combined traditional materials, an interactive digital map, and films and comic books. Based on student and faculty evaluations, colleagues in the department adopted my use of digital mapping and comic books for future iterations of my course. I particularly enjoy mentoring students, and have worked with undergraduates on a variety of honors projects, one of which blossomed into an article published in Foundations, an undergraduate history journal.
For feedback on my teaching, please see the anonymous student evaluations available on this page. I believe they clarify my dedication to teaching, and my genuine affection for the process.
- Download Teaching Evaluations from my War and American Society Since 1789 course taught in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara