As a scholar of African American History, I primarily teach courses in U.S. History and African American History at Salisbury University. I have designed several new graduate and undergraduate courses such as:
Black Radicals and Revolutionaries
African American Rights and Visual Culture
These courses complement my regular teaching of both halves of the African American History survey and both halves of the U.S. History survey.
Simply put, I love teaching students how to expand what we know about the past and the present. I’m committed to cultivating in my students a skillset that includes critical thinking, cogent argumentation, and provocative curiosity that enables them to evaluate issues in our world. I teach history with the goal of motivating students to question what we know about history and how we know it. Together, we closely study a wide array of primary sources – photographs, poems, diary entries, legal documents – so that we reconstruct the past with multiple types of evidence. Doing so enables us to identify historical patterns and craft arguments with and about them. I constantly challenge students to consider the role of contexts, causes, and contingencies in shaping the events and lives of those in the past.