Originally from Salt Lake City, UT, Nate Kogan taught for eight years in Fort Worth, Texas, but is now back in his hometown teaching Upper School History at Rowland Hall. Nate is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Arlington studying Transatlantic History. Nate holds a B.A. in history and architectural history from Columbia College, Columbia University (NY), and an M.A. in history from the University of Texas at Arlington.
His pedagogical interests presently center on how to integrate technology into the classroom to encourage greater student accountability, self-directedness, and improved critical thinking and research skills. His historical research interests center on transatlantic religious and disability history. Some of Nate’s previous research, (largely the result of his upbringing as a Jewish gentile in the land formerly known as Deseret) Nate wrote about the history of the LDS Church, its changing presentation of identity to various outsider groups, and its concomitant quest for integration into the mainstream. His dissertation focuses on the role of Quaker transatlantic humanitarians in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and how their advocacy served to help Quakers gain legitimacy within the public sphere of mainstream Atlantic society.
Here’s a glimpse at the meta-foci of my blog thus far (as of 24 December 2009):