I am deeply interested in improving pedagogical practice. At Harvard, I have worked extensively with the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, serving as the History Department’s Lead Teaching Fellow (2006–2007) as well as participating in the Christensen Discussion Seminar (Fall 2006) and Graduate Writing Fellows Program (Spring 2005).
In 2008–2009, I introduced a Teaching Colloquium for first-time teachers into our department’s graduate curriculum. Developed in concert with the Bok Center and the History Department, the practicum introduces teachers to relevant scholarship in teaching and learning in an effort to make them more mindful, and more experimental, in their teaching. I firmly believe that historians should subject their teaching to the same standards of rigor and innovation as they do their research.
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