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My primary interest areas include refugee/immigrant integration, socioeconomic class, war, politics, and consumption. I teach social science and humanities courses on these subjects, and frequently use service-learning in doing so.
In addition to teaching, I coordinate our service-learning program, manage the program's tuition waivers, oversee the Sophomore Honors Portfolio process, and am responsible for general administration.
University of North Dakota Honors Program: Associate Director
Global Friends Coalition: President, Board of Directors
Grand Forks Immigrant Integration Initiative Steering Committee: member
COURSES DEVELOPED AND TAUGHT
Honors 101: "The American Experience," "The Nature of Truth," "Constructing the Self"
Honors 102: "The Nature of Truth"
Honors 250: "Sophomore Honors Portfolio Workshop"
Honors 272: "Class in America"
Honors 291: "Beyond the West," "Making History," "Salem Witch Trials"
Honors 292: "The Politics of Consumption," "The Peace Corps," "Class in America," "The Pay It Forward Tour," "Coming to America," "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning," "The American Criminal"
Honors 381: "France/America"
Honors 392: "Dr. James Orbinski," "Doctors Without Borders," "Refugee Integration," "The Past, Politics, and American Culture"
2011 Founders Day Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award, Honors Program
2011 Office of Multicultural Student Services Phenomenal Woman Award
2008 Founders Day Departmental Excellence in Service Award, Honors Program
2008 Center for Community Engagement Faculty Service-Learning Award
2008 Center for Community Engagement Engaged Department Award, Honors Program
Moderator. "Great Conversation With Dr. James Orbinski." UND Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks, ND. 26 October 2011.
Panelist. "Let's Talk: Immigration, Refugees, and Grand Forks." Community Discussion. Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, ND. 20 September 2011.
Panelist. "The Refugee in the Local Community." Refugee Law Awareness Week, UND International Human Rights Organization. Grand Forks, ND. 16 November 2010.
Moderator. "Tim O'Brien Discussion." The Big Read, Northern Great Plains History Conference. Grand Forks, ND. 15 October 2010.
Panel chair. "Experiencing the Peace Corps." John F. Kennedy: History, Memory, Legacy Conference. Grand Forks, ND. 25 September 2008.
Office: Robertson 2
Phone: (701) 777-6185
UND Honors Program
370 Oxford, Stop 7187
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7187