Teaching

“Mostly she taught by the courage of her own life, which to me is the highest form of teaching.” ~Alice Walker

Expose Encourage Engage

The best teachers expose students to new intellectual possibilities; encourage them to think deeply about both content and context; and engage them in creative ways.  I am drawn to teaching because of the possibility for intellectual exchange; the opportunity to mentor and contribute to students’ intellectual and academic growth; and the satisfaction of knowing I have played a role in the development of informed, global citizens.

As a history professor, I take seriously my purpose and calling to engage students and to expose them to new ideas.

The following are classes I have taught, currently teach, or will teach:

  • In Motion: African Americans in the US

  • Narrating Black Women’s Resistance

  • Get in Formation: Black Protest Music

  • The Civil Rights Movement

  • Sex and the City: Gender, Culture and Politics in 20th Century Urban America

  • Public History: Community Engagement

  • Oral History Methods (Intermediate and Advanced)

  • Historical Methods