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Need help with thinking through teaching philosophies? Designing courses, assignments, and assessments?  Creating dynamic experiences for your students?  I work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and graduate students around the world to help them rethink, reframe, and re-energize their course offerings.  I’m experienced in working with brand-new educators and seasoned teachers alike, and offer a collaborative approach to thinking critically about pedagogical highs and lows.

I have convened general pedagogical workshops for faculty at institutions including Bard College, New York; Carleton College, Minnesota; Florida Southwestern State College; SUNY-Plattsburgh, New York; and Williams College, Massachusetts. I have led history workshops for students and faculty at Monash University, Australia; the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture; Loyola University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indiana, the University of Iowa, SUNY-Geneseo,  and the University of Central Missouri. I’ve led webinars for the Online Faculty Development group, and I’ve consulted with individual faculty at Northern Arizona University, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Perdue.

I’ve presented on pedagogy at the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians’ annual meeting, and the Illinois History and Social Science Teachers’ Conference.  I was a historical and pedagogical consultant for Bringing History Home, an Iowa-based, ten-year professional development program for K-12 teachers, and for Iowa Native Spaces, a public humanities project headed by Professor Jacki Rand, then at the University of Iowa (now Associate Vice-Chancellor for Native Affairs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign).  I’ve also been proud to write content for the 11th grade social studies curriculum for the New York City Department of Education.

I’m available for one-on-one coaching, keynotes, and workshops.

Email me today to make an appointment to discuss your needs.

“Cate helped me re-evaluate and redesign my introductory course. We had begun the process before the pandemic, but her assistance, expertise, and support have proved essential in ways we never could have anticipated in January of 2020. Cate is exceptionally honest, responsive, and intuitive: she guided this process but always with my objectives and particular circumstances in mind, and she expertly improvised as demanded by ever-changing external conditions. She provided ample and always personalized resources, and I know that I will return to these in future iterations of the course.  I begin this semester excited to teach an entirely redesigned, student-centered course, fully confident that I can handle those bumps in the road that are sure to arise, particularly in this very uncertain Fall 2020 semester. Asking Cate to work with me this year has been one of the best pedagogical decisions I’ve ever made. I’m an experienced and accomplished educator, but I still have much to learn, and I’m glad to have learned so much from Cate.”

Associate Professor Jennifer Foray, Purdue University