I believe that a firm grounding in history is essential to the development of an educated public and that teaching is the greatest outreach tool in a historian’s toolbox. I am therefore committed to developing my craft as a teacher and giving my students courses that allow them to develop as thinkers, writers, and citizens.

I also believe that teaching is a fundamentally collaborative process, whether working with the students in a given class or adapting lesson plans, activities, and entire syllabuses from other teachers. In this spirit, I have decided to collect my teaching materials, starting with a statement of teaching philosophy, which is an application document on the academic job market, and eventually rolling out pages for the courses I have taught, along with syllabuses, commentary, and more.