Historian. Educator. Active Learning Advocate.

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

Complete CV and Letters of Recommendation Available Upon Request



2005     California State University, Long Beach – M.A. in History 

“‘On Heathen Ground’:  The Double Bind of Women’s Roles in the Sandwich Islands Mission, 1819-1863” 

Specialized Field:  United States History
Sub-Specialties:    U.S. Women's History, U.S. Colonization, U.S. Missionary History,
                                History of Hawaiian Colonization, and Colonial through 20th Century


2002     University of California, Los Angeles – B.A. in History 

Emphasis in United States History and United States Women's History


Professional Experience

California State University, Long Beach
Glendale Community College
Golden West College
Cypress College

Grand Canyon University

Teaching Experience

10 years of experience teaching in traditional, online, hybrid, flipped, and Active Learning Classroom (ALC) formats

CSU, Long Beach – History Department (Current)
“Early United States History” (Traditional/Flipped/ALC)
“Recent United States History” (Traditional/Flipped/ALC)
“U.S. History Laboratory” (ALC)

Glendale Community College – History Department (Current)
“The Woman in American History" (Traditional/Hybrid/Online/ALC)
“United States History, 1550-1877" (Traditional and Hybrid)
“United States History, 1865-Present" (Traditional and Hybrid)

Golden West College - History Department
"History of the United States since 1876" (Traditional)

Cypress College - History Department
"Women in United States History" (Traditional)

CSU, Long Beach – Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Dept.
“Women and the Economy:  Money, Sex, and Power” (Traditional)

Grand Canyon University – History Department

“U.S. History until 1877” (Online)
“Themes in U.S. History” (Online)
“Early Modern Europe” (Online)
“World Civilization” (Online)

University / College / History Department Service (Abbreviated)

Designer, Academic Innovation Design Initiative: Course Conversion at CSU Long Beach (2019 - Present)

Member, Curriculum Committee at CSU Long Beach

Organizer, Women's History Month at CSU Long Beach (2016 - Present)

Committee Member, Women’s History Month at Glendale Community College (2015 - Present)

            Create various student-centered events yearly with a special emphasis on disproportionally                

            impacted students, to celebrate Women’s History Month. Independent annual organizer of 1-2 events

            in addition to participating in "Renner's Renegades" to open my classroom lectures to the campus.

Committee Member, Active Learning Classrooms and EdTech at CSU Long Beach (2016 – 2017)


Organizer, History Department Invited Talks at CSU Long Beach (Abbreviated List) (2011 - 2013) 

            Erin Davies, Documentarian, “Fagbug”

            Successfully coordinated sponsorship between four academic departments and two student groups on                campus. This 175-person event received coverage in three major Long Beach news outlets and front                       page coverage in the Daily 49er.

            Gustavo Arellano, Author, “Unearthing Forgotten and Untold History”
            A 140-person event that received front page coverage in the Daily 49er.

Member, SLO Committee for History 111 Committee at Glendale Community College (2013 - 2015; 2017)

Awards / Honors / Grants

2018    Scholarly Intersections, College of Liberal Arts Grant, $700, CSU Long Beach

2011    Faculty Acknowledgement Program, Grand Canyon University      
             Recognized two consecutive semesters for demonstrating best practices in online    

             teaching, demonstrated by student success rates and positive student evaluations.

2006    Best Thesis in the College of Liberal Arts, CSU Long Beach


2004    Ebell-Heimberger Scholarship, CSU Long Beach


2003    Supplemental Instruction Excellence Award for Creativity & Innovation,
             Learning Assistance Center at CSU Long Beach


2002    Mary Ritter Beard Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles
             Awarded for Best Senior Research Paper in the Department of History.

Selected Publications

Encyclopedia Articles

“Missionaries,” in Nancy Quam-Wickham, Editor, A Day in the Life of an American Worker, Volume 1 (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2020), forthcoming.


Book Reviews

Lewis Perry, Civil Disobedience: An American Tradition, in The History Teacher 47, no. 3
(May 2014): 467-468.


Mary Jo Ignoffo, Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune, in Southern California Quarterly 93, no. 3 (Fall 2011): 351-353.

Professional Development

2018    Participant, @ONE Online Teaching and Learning Certification, Glendale Community College

2018    Participant, Teaching First Year Students, Faculty Center at CSU Long Beach

2016    Participant, Flipped Technology Training at California State University, Long Beach
             Earned certification by implementing various technology tools to create a flipped classroom        

             using flipped course design knowledge during over 60 hours of training. Only faculty member                      chosen to present in front of the CSULB Provost.

2015    Participant, VET NET Ally Training at California State University, Long Beach

             Certification earned from Veterans Services after demonstrating how to provide            

             accommodations for students who are military service members or veterans.


2015    Participant, Reacting to the Past Regional Workshop / Conference
             Engaged in an intensive multi-day workshop to learn RTTP pedagogy while focused on student

             engagement, teaching, and curricular applications. Earned a RTTP award for demonstrating

             excellent intellectual capital among 40 other faculty members.

2014    Participant, Autism Ally Training at California State University, Long Beach
             Certification earned from Disabled Student Services after demonstrating the ability to provide

             accommodations for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


Community Engagement

2018    Invited Talk, "Demystifying Intersectionality," Walt Disney Animation Studios

2018    Invited Talk, "Women's Representation in Popular Culture," Walt Disney Animation Studios

2018    Invited Classroom Talk, "Ruth Bader Ginsberg," Long Beach Unified School District



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