Why choose me?
I trained under Two-Time Pulitzer Prize nominee James S. Olson at Sam Houston State University, where I graduated summa cum laude with an advanced graduate degree in Comparative World history
(GPA: 4.0) and minors in Modern European history
and American history
I am an Adjunct Professor of history and education at a local private university as well as an Associate Faculty member at several prestigious online universities and colleges throughout the country.
I have twenty certifications in a variety of subjects for WyzAnt.com, including: U.S. history
, World history
, European history, Archaeology
, Government and Politics, Economics
, Elementary Education
(K-6), General Test Prep in ACT English
, ACT reading
English, SAT writing
, Graduate Record Exam (GRE
- I earned a "perfect" score on the Analytical Writing portion of the exam), Grammar
, English, Reading, Writing, Research, Study Skills
, and Proofreading
I teach nearly two dozen different college and university level classes in multiple disciplines (History, Education, Military Studies, Religious Studies, Research Methodologies and Writing) to students of all ages and backgrounds. I've worked with elementary-age children and retired adults seeking to satisfy a lifelong ambition by graduating from college. All of these experiences have touched me deeply, and I've become a better teacher and individual because of them.
of education is simple: learning is a process and no two students learn the same. That is why I follow the advice given by Robert Frost - "I am not a teacher, but an awakener." I engage my students in differentiated instruction, an interactive process where I include them as active participants rather than as passive bystanders in their own learning. This simple change of instruction has made all the difference in my effectiveness as a teacher and in their overall achievement and performance.
As a traditional and online professor, I have consistently received high student evaluations of my teaching performance and have many student letters and recommendations attesting to my teaching excellence. I would be happy to supply a copy, upon request.
I've worked as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for a regional accreditation review board which led to successful candidacy of an online university in California, and, just recently, full Western Association of Schools and Colleges regional membership status.
I have published over 45 times in professional history magazines and scholarly journals around the world, including the United States, England, and Europe. My publications have appeared in The Journal of Elementary and Secondary Education, The Journal of Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Reviews in History, a publication of the Institute for Historical Research, London, De Re Militari, a publication of The Society for Medieval Military History (USA) and Historical Quest, a fully digitized history magazine based in Athens, Greece.