Greetings! I am an associate professor of humanistic studies and history at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where I have been teaching since 2003. I teach courses primarily on early American history, with an emphasis on the evolution of democratic government, the role of First Nations (American Indians), and the emergence of the wilderness ideal. In addition to doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), I do research on 19th-century American history. I created this site to share ideas and conversation about SoTL and history.
My Credentials: I completed a Ph.D. in United States history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. I was a UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholar in 2004-05 and 2011-12 and began co-directing this program in 2012-13. I was also a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow in 2006-07. In 2012, I was co-winner of the Maryellen Weimer Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award for "The End of the History Survey Course: The Rise and Fall of the Coverage Model," Journal of American History 97 (4): 1050-1066, which I co-authored with Joel Sipress. Starting with the May 2013 cohort, I am co-directing the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars program (OPID, UW System).
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Above: DV in the "Ampitheater" gully, Linville Gorge, NC, with the Mummy Buttress in the background. Photo by John Ware.