I teach a variety of courses: Public History, Digital Humanities, Oral History, Urban History, History of the American Landscape, Introduction to Social Studies, the History Research Seminar/Research Lab (Local History Seminar), the United States History Survey, and Environmental History.
Typically, in my upper-level seminars, students build historiographical knowledge but also use project, including especially use the regional urban environment as a research laboratory. Student and community research teams have collected oral history, built digital projects to curate landscapes, such as the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Students in my courses helped build the Euclid Corridor Transportation Project in collaboration with Cleveland Public Art, ideastream and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority. We have crafted a parallel oral history project. To date, we have collected over 450 oral histories. Current student work is building a regional archive, Teaching & Learning Cleveland, built in the open-source Omeka software from the Center for History & New Media.
Finally, the entirety of the Cleveland Historical, mobile interpretive project that curates the city of Cleveland as a living museum was developed collaboratively with students. At ASU, we have deployed Salt River Stories in collaboration with students in a variety of classes.