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College Teaching

I have more than ten years' experience as an adjunct at Brooklyn College, Lehman College, and Baruch College, respectively. I have taught both halves of the U.S. History survey, as well as the following electives:

  • City and Suburb in 20th Century America

  • LGBT U.S. History

  • The Sixties

  • America in the 1980s

  • America in the 2000s

  • History of the People of New York City

My classes emphasize discussion, scaffolded research projects and presentations, and extensive use of short primary sources. As of Summer 2023 I have taught more than 1500 CUNY students. 

Writing About Teaching

"Teaching the Recent Past: America in the 2000s." Visible Pedagogy, June 30, 2022.

Teach@CUNY Handbook 5th Edition, June 2022

  • I contributed to and coordinated the creation of the 5th edition of the Teaching and Learning Center's Teach@CUNY Handbook, which contains extensive guidance on planning a class, engagement techniques, and teaching in a way that is responsive to the needs of students at a diverse public university.

Museum Education

From 2013-2018 I worked as a Museum Educator and Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York. Over the course of my time at the museum I gave 539 tours to more than 10,000 visitors ranging from senior citizens to college classes to K-12 students. I developed lesson plans, wrote and gave walking tours, cowrote gallery tour scripts, and researched people interactives for Samuel LeFrak, Robert Moses, and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (all currently on display in New York at Its Core). I also gave lectures and did teacher trainings on the Civil Rights Movement in New York, Women's History, LGBT History in the City, Environmental Activism in New York, and Jacob Riis. From 2015-2016 I also gave biweekly singalong tours of the museum's exhibition Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival

Curriculum Development and Lesson Plans

To Make Public Our Joy

To Make Public Our Joy: Black New Yorkers Commemorating Emancipation, 1808-1865

This guide, created collaboratively with the Curriculum Development team at the New York Public Library's Center for Educators and Schools, uses NYPL's archival holdings to teach middle and high school students about Black New Yorkers' reactions to the abolition of the international slave trade in 1808, the enactment of New York State's emancipation law in 1827, and the national struggle for abolition in the 1850s and 1860s.

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Mission US: No Turning Back

In collaboration with Dominique Jean-Louis and the American Social History Project (ASHP), I codeveloped the Teacher Guide that supplements this edition of the interactive game Mission US, which focuses on a teenage girl in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement.

Museum of the City of New York Lesson Plans

Beyond Suffrage, 2017-2018

Beyond Suffrage was an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York marking the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State. In collaboration with Hannah Diamond and under the supervision of Joanna Steinberg, I codeveloped these five lesson plans that expand upon themes and artifacts that were on view in the gallery. 


Jacob Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half, 2015-2016

Under the supervision of Joanna Steinberg, I researched and crafted this educator guide, consisting of four themed lesson plans connected to the Jacob Riis exhibition, supplemented with a contextual introduction and resources for further reading.

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