History Professor Voelker: Example of Teaching Excellence

David Voelker, assistant professor of History, has been teaching at UWGB since 2003. His record of awards, publications, and resources demonstrates a passion for teaching excellence as well as a strong body of publication-recognized work.

Teaching-based publications:
•”Designing a Question-Driven U.S. History Course,” co-authored with Anthony Armstrong, OAH Magazine of History 27 (July 2013): 19–24.
•“The End of the History Survey Course: The Rise and Fall of the Coverage Model,” co-authored with Joel M. Sipress, Journal of American History 97 (March 2011): 1050–1066.
•“From Learning History to Doing History: Beyond the Coverage Model,” co-authored with Joel Sipress, in Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind,pp. 19–35, edited by Regan Gurung, Nancy Chick, and Aeron Haynie (Stylus Publishing, 2008).
•“Assessing Student Understanding in Introductory Courses: A Sample Strategy,” History Teacher 41 (August 2008): 505–18

Awards:
•Spring 2014 UWGB Research Scholar
•Teaching Scholar, UWGB, 2011-12
•Instructional Development Award, UWGB, 2008-09

Leadership positions held:
•Co-Director, Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program (UW System)
•Co-Director, Teaching Scholars Program (UWGB)

And, he keeps a blog about teaching in the humanities: http://www.thegraybox.net/

Sources: http://www.uwgb.edu/history/faculty/voelker/

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