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Kirsten E. Gardner, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of History and American Studies

UT San Antonio

Great teachers inspire students to take the skills and ideas learned in the classroom and apply them to future endeavors.

I believe teaching is an interactive, dynamic and constantly evolving endeavor that goes far beyond mastering a subject. It involves a willingness to always stretch teaching practices and ideas in order to ensure that students gain the confidence and skills needed to learn in the classroom. This promises students a lifetime of learning opportunities and the skills to apply historical thinking long after our class ends.