Based in Southern California, Michelle Stonis is a lecturer and online instructor of United States history and United States women's history. She creates a student-centered classroom that fosters critical thinking skills while using in-class technology and inquiry-based analytical exercises. Encouraging students to have a growth mindset, she combines historical knowledge, primary source analysis, and current pop culture media to facilitate students’ understanding of the past. Her experience with diverse student populations and various learning styles stems from her extensive teaching experience at a California State University, several community colleges, and a private university.
Michelle Stonis encourages students to see history as more than only places, dates, and names, but rather as an interconnected web of stories that still have something important to impart to us today.