IMG_0386In my teaching, like in my research, I strive to use familiar characters to tell unfamiliar stories. My goal is to help students connect history with their interests and experiences. This varies from emphasizing local history and campus-based events to discussing popular culture and sports icons. By making history relevant and personal, students become curious participants in conversations with and about the past.

Below are sample syllabi and teaching documents for courses I’ve taught, helped teach, and developed as a part of my coursework. Each syllabus remains a work in progress as I continually reflect on and adapt my teaching methods. I’ve also listed a few blog posts I have written related to the classes.



  • American History to 1877, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
  • American History to 1877(online, 5-weeks), Summer 2020
  • The Black Athlete, Fall 2015, Spring 2016Fall 2016, Spring 2017
  • The Black Athlete (online, 8-weeks) Summer 2016, Summer 2017
  • Introduction to Public History, Spring 2019
  • Race, Politics, and Sports, Spring 2019
  • Society, Culture, and Rock & Roll, (online 10-weeks) Summer 2019
  • U.S. History since 1877, Fall 2014, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019
  • U.S. History since 1877 (online, 8-weeks), Fall 2017,  Spring 2018
  • U.S. History since 1877 (online, 5-weeks), Summer 2020
  • U.S. History since 1877 (5-weeks) Summer Start Syllabus 2018
  • World Civilizations I, Fall 2018


  • Global History of Capitalism, (online 10-weeks) Summer 2019
  • Historiography, Fall 2019

Mock Syllabi:

Teaching Documents:

Blog Posts:


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