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
California State University, Long Beach
Glendale Community College
Golden West College
Grand Canyon University
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.
“Missionaries,” in Nancy Quam-Wickham, Editor, A Day in the Life of an American Worker, Volume 1 (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2020), forthcoming.
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.
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).
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