My training in U.S. history, migration history, the history of the American West, and Atlantic World history has prepared me to teach a range of lower- and upper-level courses in which I facilitate student learning through varied activities that respect the different needs and demands of my students. I use diversified materials, including digital tools like mapping software, to present content and teach historical thinking skills that will benefit my students as they engage with the responsibilities of social citizenship. I have taught United States and Mexican-American history and developed courses in history of the American West, migration history, and U.S. foreign relations.
I often use mapping software in my teaching, such as Social Explorer and Carto. I find students think about the past differently when they produce something original with the help of data visualization tools. I am happy to share any of the syllabi I have created for my current course and others.