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Faculty participates in teaching panel

October 14, 2013

Two MacMurray faculty members held a seminar on teaching college and high school history at the 29th Annual Ohio Valley Conference on Oct. 110-12 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.

 Chris Strangeman, assistant professor of history, who organized the panel, and Ashley Green, assistant professor of English, presented “The Contours and Contexts of Teaching: Its Challenges and Rewards,” on Friday, Oct. 11.

 They discussed the greatest challenges and rewards for teachers and other such topics surrounding being a teacher. Both bring a variety of backgrounds to the panel, from teaching community college to private college and state university as well as working in private industry.

 Dr. Strangeman began teaching history at MacMurray in the 2012-13 academic year. He is a 1996 graduate of MacMurray and received his master’s from Eastern Illinois University and his Ph.D. in historical studies from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2007.

Dr. Green received her bachelor’s in philosophy from Western Illinois University in 2000 and her master’s from the University of Illinois Springfield in 2003, studying contemporary literature and creative writing. She earned her Ph.D. in November 2012 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, specializing in war literature in general and World War I literature in particular.

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