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African American History OERs

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Midterm Season....

I did a new thing this semester. New Policy Regarding Late Work [posted in syllabus and on course website]: "You do not have to ask...

Spring 2023

Syllabi This Semester: HIST 235 African American History I [In-Person, Rockville] HIST 236 African American History II [In-Person,...

Winter Break

My 2022 ended with a constellation of gratitude. Most of it was personal, but I also have a lot to be thankful for, professionally. See a...


This is my first semester teaching five different courses. My 5:5 load in the past included at least a couple duplicates. In response to...

African History OERs

Here is a running list of open educational resources I use to develop my courses. I'm sharing this in solidarity with others. If you...

Thoughts on Berlin, Part II

**a diary excerpt** 7/14/22 Our second day in Berlin we toured the African Quarter. The tour guide was named Henning. He grew up in the...

Thoughts on Berlin, Part I

**a diary excerpt** 7/14/22 I walked to Charlottenburg Palace via the Tiergarten District and arrived with enough time for a self-guided...

January 6th, 2021-Part I

The morning was pretty frigid. I remember seeing my breath while jogging the steepest hill in the neighborhood. The image was a calming...

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