As a Lecturer at UC Berkeley, I have taught upper-division lecture courses on the U.S. in the nineteenth century, including courses focused on the Civil War and Reconstruction, the antebellum era, the 1890s, and the history of scams. I have taught undergraduate reading seminars on the cultural history of the body and on popular entertainment, and a graduate pedagogy course. I have also mentored and supervised undergraduates as they wrote their senior theses.
During graduate school, I worked as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), the title Berkeley gives to Teaching Assistants, for four semesters. I also mentored more than sixty undergraduate students in the 2015-2016 school year through the Berkeley Connect program, which brings together small groups of students with shared academic interests.
Since 2011, I have been involved with the teaching and
outreach efforts of the UC Berkeley History–Social Science Project (UCBHSSP). As a History Content Advisor to UCBHSSP, I help K–12 teachers in local school districts strengthen their history instruction through lesson plans grounded in primary source analysis and historical thinking skills. I have led workshops and lectures for UCBHSSP teachers on both historical content and pedagogy; I have also written about the value of incorporating ordinary people’s experiences into the way we teach the Civil War for the Winter/Spring 2013 issue of The Source, a quarterly publication of the California History–Social Science Project.
My work with K–12 teachers cemented my belief in the value of teaching history across the K–16 continuum, and led me to be part of the team that, in 2015, founded The Teaching History Conference, a community of practice for history educators at all levels and in all sectors. I continue to serve on the Conference's Executive Committee.