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Education

King’s College London / PhD Digital Humanities
EXPECTED MATRICULATION: Summer 2021
Thesis: Building Sustainable Digital Communities in the GLAM Sector


University of Maryland College Park / MA History
AUGUST 2008 - MAY 2011
GPA 3.65, DEGREE BY EXAMINATION
Concentration Modern Europe, Eastern Europe, Soviet Studies


University of Maryland College Park / BA History
AUGUST 2003 - MAY 2007,
MAJOR HISTORY, GPA 3.6
Thesis: Cold War Economics and Anomic Suicide

Teaching

Northern Virginia Community College / Online Lecturer
JANUARY 2014-PRESENT
VIRGINIA, USA
Designed courses in a Virtual Learning Environment that leveraged the self-paced nature of online courses to create student led learning objectives. Created an engaging online environment by connecting ancient history to modern issues that are relevant to students which promoted increased class discussion. Utilized a regular system of communication to create personal connections with students that is most often referenced as leading to successful outcomes in student evaluations. Outside of the classroom I led professional development workshops on online content management systems with emphasis on the CANVAS system currently used.


King’s College London / Graduate Teaching Assistant
SEPTEMBER 2017 – PRESENT
LONDON, UK
With a focus on the Socratic method in seminars, lessons in the Digital Humanities focused on discussing the changing nature of communication and interactivity in the modern world. In addition, I experimented with heuristic methods that put the onus on students to not just lead their own research but to actively demonstrate how their ideas affect the real world in real time.

Stevenson University / History Faculty
JANUARY 2014 -JULY 2016
MARYLAND, USA
Working in the Public History department my lessons blended content mastery of European history with practical applications for museum and archives work. I pushed the department towards digital history by designing a series of courses that students could take for a certification as well as integrating public facing digital history projects with relevant groups such as the Maryland Air National Guard. Gave regular workshops for the department on new technologies being used in archival and museum practices.


Howard Community College / History Faculty
AUGUST 2012-JULY 2016
MARYLAND, USA
Focused lesson planning on a wider, global view of history that was inclusive of diverse perspectives. Used a student centered learning approach that shifted lectures and readings to an online space in order to focus in class lesson time on synthesizing materials and creating historical narratives. Outside of the classroom I led professional development workshops on online content management systems as well as best practices for diversifying narratives of history to include women and LGBTQ+ peoples.

Conferences & Talks

Invited Speaker- Zooniverse Project / Oxford University
PRESENTER, FEBRUARY 2020


Thinking of the Future / Barbican Centre
PANEL ORGANIZER, SEPTEMBER 2019


Decolonizing and Expanding Open Access Collections in Cultural Heritage Digital Archives and Museums Futures / King’s College London Summer School
PRESENTER, JULY 2019

Thinking Five Years Ahead: How Can Museums Anticipate the Needs of New Media Audiences?


Stonewall 50th Anniversary Celebration / Southwest London & St. George’s Trust
PRESENTER, JUNE 2019
From Illegalization to Mainstream Acceptance the History of Gay Liberation in the United Kingdom


Digital People, Digital Politics Conference / King’s College London
CONSULTANT, MAY 2019


Digital Bodies Conference / King’s College London
ORGANIZER, MAY 2018


PodX Podcast Conference / Spotify UK
PANELIST NOVEMBER 2017

Annual Conference 2017 / Community College Humanities Association
PRESENTER NOVEMBER 2017
Ways in Which Social Media Can Teach Students to Be Historians


New Perspectives in the Digital Humanities Conference / King’s College London
ORGANIZER, MAY 2017


Libraries and Archives / Portland State University
GUEST SPEAKER, APRIL 2017
Eventually the Sky Will Fall: Issues of Sustainability in Digital History

 

Cross Disciplinary Topics Conference / Stevenson University
PANELIST, APRIL 2015

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Department of Digital Humanities,
King's College London

Andrew Johnstone

BA, MA, FHEA