ACADEMIC PORTFOLIO

Teaching

Highlights (click on highlighted links to view documents and web links):

Consistently ranked by students within top 10% of all teaching faculty

Pioneer in using classroom technologies, including CUENet, Badgernet, WebCT, Angel, and now social media like Facebook.

Incorporating service learning projects into History courses (click here to read one student’s service learning reflection).  Since 2004-2005, over 400 separate service projects have been undertaken by Concordia students in my classrooms.

Secured CITG team-teaching grant, 2008; team-taught with Dr. Jeff Walz (three courses).  Read evaluation here.

Launching dual-credit pilot program Fall 2010 exclusively for Lutheran high school students – 42 students registered across 4 Lutheran High Schools.  Filming and producing video lectures (see President Ferry’s podcast introduction and the newest lecture by Dr. John Horgan) for e-learning course.

Taught two-week summer program at Vanung University in Taipei, Taiwan, July 2010.  See humorous “America’s Top Teacher” video used to frame the program (with Dr. Sarah Holtan, Dr. Rachel Pickett, and Prof. Tracy Tuffey).  View a video slide show of the program here.

Creator and Director, Concordia Fellows Program (Honors College), Concordia College – New York (2001-2004)

Lutheran Schools Association‘s “Rookie Teacher of the Year,” 2002

STUDENT EVALUATIONS

HIST 103/Worldviews, the core course I teach on Western Civilization.  I set high expectations with an above-average workload, but students respond well to my use of technology to enhance the classroom.  Click on highlighted text, and read most recent CoursEval report, here and here.

Read evaluation from HIST 250/Modern Middle East.