Charlottesville: A Gift to America

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“We do not choose our history, but we choose what we honor and celebrate…” – Dr. Gregory Fenves, University of Texas President America and the world were in utter shock last weekend as we watched violence erupt in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the controversy to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from one of the […]

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Casting a Wider Net: History PhDs, Change Your Perspective!

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There are so many careers that individuals with a Ph.D. in history can pursue. We possess a myriad of valuable skills and abilities needed in every sector of our society. Recently, I published an article in Perspective on History, The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association, arguing this point. In this essay I highlight the […]

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Finding, Funding and Attending Conferences as a Graduate Student

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Interview with Scholar Studio, April 2016 I recently conducted an interview with Scholar Studio to discuss the importance of graduate students attending professional meetings and conferences. As an educator who teaches students strategies for college success, I have always promoted the value of students participating in organizations and conferences in their respective disciplines and areas […]

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Top 10 Takeaways from the American Historical Association Annual Meeting 2016

Categories: History Profession

Last month I attended the American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, January 7-10, 2016. This year’s meeting was an absolutely spectacular event! With over 13,000 members the AHA is the largest professional organization devoted to the study and promotion of history and historical thinking in the United States. A massive event, the […]

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