My goal is for students to become informed interpreters of history. I endeavor to accomplish this while also disrupting the attitude with which students commonly approach the subject: a sense of inevitability about history’s path.
My teaching interests encompass a range of topics including post-Civil War U.S. History, New York City and State History, Political History, Race and Class, History of Capitalism, Metropolitan History, and Social Movements. At Lehman College, I teach courses on modern American history and New York history. Previously, as a Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University, I taught courses that introduced students to academic writing and thinking.
New York City Planning Commission, Plan for New York City: Brooklyn (1969)