19 Things I’ve Learned about Teaching Undergraduates (so far)

Since I began teaching in May 2007, I have learned so much about effectively reaching students. In this blog posting, I want to share some of these with you in no particular order – some are more teaching tips than things I’ve learned per se. I should underscore that these are things I have foundContinue reading “19 Things I’ve Learned about Teaching Undergraduates (so far)”

13 Things You Can’t do (and be Honest) in the United States

You cannot deny that racism exists, especially if you’re “white.” You cannot deny that sexism exists, especially if you’re male. You cannot deny that classism exists, especially if you have transportation, shelter, clothes, water, and/or enough to eat. You cannot deny that heterosexism exists, especially if you’re heterosexual. You cannot be anti–abortion, especially if you’reContinue reading “13 Things You Can’t do (and be Honest) in the United States”

15 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Graduate School

While I have absolutely loved graduate school and encourage others to attend (if appropriate), there were many things no one told me about graduate school until I was there or discovered them on my own. The following are based on experience in a history doctoral program, so they may not apply in every case, especiallyContinue reading “15 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Graduate School”