lynch school of education
Hometown: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Undergraduate Institution/degree received: B.A. in History and Art Studio, New York University
LSOE program and concentration: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
What did you do before studying at LSOE?
I have been an educator since 1996. This includes 8 years teaching middle and high school social studies and arts in the NYC public schools, and a couple of stints teaching English and history in China. In addition to my studies and work at BC, I currently teach part time in the humanities department at the Boston Arts Academy.
What are your research interests?
At the present time I am researching the teaching of recent history—the last 20-30 years—in America’s high school social studies classes. I am looking at its coverage in textbooks and state standards, how and if knowledge of this period is assess on high stakes exams, and how close to the present social studies teachers actually get in their curricula.
How have you gained practical experience at the Lynch School of Education?
I currently teach ED301, secondary social studies methods.
What are your career goals?
While academia may be in my future, at the present time I am dedicated to continuing my work in urban public schools. I presently split my time at the Boston Arts Academy between teaching high school students and running a professional development program for teachers around authentic assessment and project based learning.