My teaching is informed by my research. I teach courses in World history, modern African history, British imperial history, Economic and development history. In my teaching, I focus on helping my students to think critically, write insightful narratives and speak articulately. My approach to the teaching of history is influenced by my philosophy background. I teach students how to ask good critical questions and together we try to find answers to those questions. My feedback to students is also in the form of questions that enable them to think more about their ideas. My class sessions are a blend of lecturing and discussions (about 40% lecturing and 60% discussions). Every student has an opportunity to speak and share their ideas. We spend about 30% of our class meetings carefully interpreting primary source documents. In our approach to every historical event, we ask three important questions: what happened? Why did it happen? How did it change our world? We also use digital tools such as Voyant, Palladio, Carto and Omeka to visualize and understand historical events.
HIS 321 - Africa, Human Origins to 1800
State University of New York, Cortland