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Biography

Lifelong Learning Expert

I am a history instructor and researcher with seven years of teaching and research experience. I am particularly interested in the histories of trauma, memory, and the body in modern Japan and East Asia. I have taught at the high school and university levels and am responsible for designing and executing innovative lessons designed to introduce students to historical thinking skills. 

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In my tenure as a high school history teacher, I have taught first-year survey classes as well as Advanced Placement and independent study courses. I currently serve an adjunct professor at Virginia Wesleyan University and a high school teacher with Chesapeake Public Schools. I believe that research and writing must be academically rigorous and accessible to the public. In addition to my teaching, I have presented my research at regional conferences, including the Mid-Atlantic Association for Asian Studies and Southeastern World History Association conferences. I have also published opinion articles for the Virginian Pilot newspaper to reach a wider audience. I previously taught remotely for James Madison University.

In my free time, I enjoy reading widely in areas of interest, playing tennis with my friends, and listening to music.

EDUCATION

  • MA, History, Old Dominion University (Expected December 2024)

    • Graduate Certificate, Maritime History, Old Dominion University (2022)

  • MA, East Asian Studies, the University of Virginia (2020)

  • MAT, Social Studies Secondary Education, James Madison University (2017)

  • BA, History, magna cum laude, James Madison University (2016)

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