Teaching

At Purdue Fort Wayne, I teach classes on American History from the colonial period through the Civil War, on U.S. foreign policy from the American Revolution through World War I, and on the Atlantic World from 1400-1900.

Introductory Classes

  • HIST-10501: American History to 1877
    • The first half of the U.S. History survey, with am emphasis placed on introducing students to the basic skills involved in historical inquiry.
  • HIST-12500: Great Debates: An Introduction to Historical Communication
    • This course uses famous debates (both narrowly and broadly defined) from throughout history as the starting point to teach students about effective oral communication skills.
  • HIST-21700: Historical Methods
    • This is the department’s historical reading, research, and writing course.

Upper-Level Courses

  • HIST-30201: Revolutionary America, 1763-1789
  • HIST-30302: U.S. from 1789-1840
  • HIST-34501: American Diplomatic History I, 1776-1920

Seminars

  • HIST-49502: Founding Fathers
    • Offered as the Department of History’s Senior Seminar, in this course students develop advanced research projects focused on the founding fathers of the United States.
  • HIST-49502: Hamilton‘s America
    • Offered as the Department of History’s Senior Seminar, in this course students used the Broadway show Hamilton as a point of entry for studying the history of the American Revolution and early republic.
  • HIST-49502: U.S. Presidency, 1789-1865
    • Offered as the Department of History’s Senior Seminar, in this course students develop advanced research projects on U.S. presidents from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln.

Upcoming Semesters

  • Fall 2021
    • HIST 21700: Historical Methods
    • HIST 34501: American Diplomatic History I, 1776-1920
  • Spring 2022
    • HIST 49502: Madison and Hamilton