I am an emeritus professor of history and the co-founder of Decoding the Disciplines. I am available for workshops and presentations on Decoding and more generally on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Below is a description of my work:
As a faculty member in the Indiana University Department of History for forty years, I have been deeply involved in the exploration of new ways to reach students in college courses and have received the American Historical Association’s Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award and the Indiana University system’s Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching.
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
I have been involved with the scholarship of teaching and learning since its creation in the 1990s and have been a fellow in the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Mack Center for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning. I have published widely in the field, including articles in The American Historical Review, The Journal of American History, Arts and Humanities, National Teaching and Learning Forum, History Teacher, College Teaching, American Historical Association Perspectives, To Improve the Academy, and in volumes published in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. I have also authored or co-authored three books in the field, and I am currently president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History.
- Decoding the Disciplines
As the co-director of the Indiana University Freshman Learning Project, I worked with Joan Middendorf to create the Decoding the Disciplines paradigm, and with Joan, Arlene Díaz, and Leah Shopkow I served as one of the directors of the History Learning Project that explored the use of Decoding. I have presented lectures and workshops on Decoding in Australia, Europe, Asia, and North America.