CV

Education

Graduate:

2009-2015
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
Ph.D. student in Transatlantic History

2006-2008
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
Master of Arts Degree in History, August 2008

Undergraduate:

2000-2004
Columbia College, Columbia University
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Art History, May 2004
Senior Honors Thesis: “The Mormon Pavilion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Development of Proselytizing and Emergence into Mainstream America”

High School:

1996-2000
Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School
Salt Lake City, UT
High School Diploma with Distinction in Journalism, June 2000

Professional and Teaching Experience

August 2004-2012

Upper School History Teacher, Fort Worth Country Day, Fort Worth, TX

Courses Taught:

  • American Government and Economics (9th grade)
  • American History (11th grade)
  • World History (10th grade)
  • World History, Honors (10th grade)
  • Modern Problems (Upperclassmen elective)

Coaching Responsibilities:

  • Head JV Basketball Coach (2006-2007; 2008-2010)
  • Assistant JV Basketball Coach (2004-2006; 2007-2008)
  • Assistant Varsity Track Coach (2004-2009)

Conference Attendance and Accomplishments:

  • All Kinds of Minds, Schools Attuned Certified (completed March 2008)
  • AP World History Conference attendee (February 2008, March 2009)
  • World Affairs Council education conference attendee (November 2006)

Summers 2008-2010

Mentor Teacher, Breakthrough Collaborative (formerly Summerbridge), Fort Worth, TX

  • 2010 – Mentor Teacher for 7th-9th Grade Social Studies teachers
  • 2009 – Mentor Teacher for 9th Grade English and Social Studies teachers
  • 2008 – Mentor Teacher for 9th Grade English teachers
  • Responsibilities include creating and planning curriculum; supervising teachers’ implementation of lessons; providing pedagogical guidance; observing classes and providing feedback and suggestions to teachers; writing summative evaluations and recommendations for teachers.

Awards

2009-2010 – recipient of Graduate Stimulus Scholarship, University of Texas at Arlington

2009 – University Scholar, President’s Convocation for Academic Excellence, University of Texas at Arlington

2008 – Wolfskill Award for Excellence in Master’s Studies in History, University of Texas at Arlington

2004 – Departmental Honors in History, Columbia University, History Department

2000-2004 – Dean’s List, Columbia College, Columbia University

2000 – Diploma with Distinction in Journalism, Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School

Research

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • “The Mormon Pavilion: Mainstreaming the Saints at the New York World’s Fair, 1964-1965.” Journal of Mormon History 35, no. 4 (Fall 2009): 1-52.

Other Publications

Conference Presentations

  • Co-presenter (with Vanessa Scanfeld, Co-founder of MixedInk), ―The Art of the Remix: Incorporating Collaborative Writing in the Classroom, ISTE Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 27, 2011.
  • “Our Students Won’t Research the Way We Did,” (co-presenter with Russ Goerend), Reform Symposium, July 30, 2010.
  • “Write, Remix, Evaluate: Collaborative Writing in the Social Media Classroom,” (co-presenter with David Stern, Co-Founder of MixedInk), ISTE Conference, Denver, CO, June 30, 2010.
  • “Making the Classroom Transparent: Conceptualizing and Integrating Social Media into the Secondary School Humanities Classroom,” Conference on “Engaging Students: The Process and Product of Effective Active Learning,” University of Texas at Arlington, September 2009.
  • Co-Leader, “Social Media and Education” panel discussion, THATCamp Austin, Austin, TX, August 2009.

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