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Lifelong Learning Expert

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


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

In his free time, Andrew enjoys reading widely in areas of interest, playing tennis with his friends, and listening to music.


  • MA, History, Old Dominion University (Expected May 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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