Gifted children, cultural history, teaching and learning, digital
Nate is a research assistant professor who directs education projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. His interests include teaching and learning history with an emphasis on teaching history as a thinking skill. Along these lines he teaches two online courses for K-12 teachers, Hidden in Plain Sight and Virginia Studies. These courses follow an inquiry-based approach to learning about history and also explore how historians analyze evidence. Nate has also taught a graduate course, Teaching Hidden History, where history and education students create their own online history modules. He has also taught in the history of higher education in the Higher Education program and History 390: The Digital Past. Nate earned his PhD in history at Mason in 2017. His dissertation focused on the cultural history of gifted children in the United States.