Welcome. I appreciate your interest! I’m a professor of history who loves teaching. Besides actually teaching students, I love reading, thinking, talking, and writing about teaching. Fortunately, I get to do these things year-round.

I focus my scholarship in the discipline of history and in the arena of higher education. However, no matter our content matter or educational level, we instructors share many common joys and challenges. We can learn a lot from the scholarship of teaching and learning – and from one another – about the complex set of skills required to teach.

I’d be thrilled if this site contributes to our collective thinking. On this site you’ll find:

Learn more about me or contact me at festle@elon.edu.