I am an experimenter, educator, and designer committed to creative play, purposeful pedagogy, and accessibility in higher education.
From 2014 to 2019, I lived and worked in Singapore, where I taught World Civilizations with the University at Buffalo/Singapore Institute of Management undergraduate program. The students were collaborative and enthusiastic learners and it was my privilege to lead discussions about ancient sources with modern relevance on a weekly basis. We co-created a website/blog together and we tweeted about world history throughout the semester. I highly recommend taking a look at their work.
I hold a Ph.D. in history/history education with a focus on the impact of social media and technology in the classroom. My dissertation research investigated students’ articulations of historical understanding through the use of Twitter and blogs in the classroom. I explored students’ expressions of historical empathy, historical significance, and the personal relevance of history in the tweets and blog posts they produced as participants in my course.