For Rutgers

Sample Syllabus, 2017 (Word doc)

Sample Syllabus, 2023 (Word doc)

My Teaching Articles

Catherine J. Denial, “Time to Get Serious: Training Graduate Students in Teaching,” Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, 46:1 (2021): 29.

Catherine J. Denial, “Beginning Again: Online Pedagogy Sent My Teaching Back to Square One,Eidolon, July 27, 2020.

Catherine J. Denial, “The Complexities of Certainty,” Guest Post, Just Visiting, Inside Higher Ed, April 26, 2020.

Catherine J. Denial, “A Pedagogy of Kindness,” Hybrid Pedagogy, August 15, 2019.

Catherine J. Denial, “The Subjective Self: Teaching Student Historians to ask ‘Who Am I?’,Syllabus. 5:2 (2016).

Catherine J. Denial “Atoms, Honeycombs, and Fabric Scraps: Rethinking Timelines in the Undergraduate Classroom.” The History Teacher, 46:3 (May 2013): 415-434.

Catherine J. Denial “Ethics for Historians: The Perspective of One Undergraduate Class.” Perspectives, January 2010.

Thinking about Care in the Academy

Principal Investigator, “Pedagogies, Communities, and Practices of Care in the Academy after COVID-19,” a program officer’s grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Knox College, $150,000.

After the Great Pivot Should Come the Great Pause,” with Elizabeth Lehfeldt and Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh, The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 25, 2022.

Feminism, Pedagogy, and a Pandemic,” Journal of Women’s History, 33:1 (Spring 2021): 134-139.

Catherine J. Denial, “Everyone in Higher Ed Deserves Better Than They’re Getting Right Now,EdSurge, December 2, 2021.

My Research

Catherine J. Denial, “Ethics and the Practice of History,” in Ron Iphofen, ed. Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity.  Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2020.

Catherine J. Denial, “‘Mother of all the living’: Motherhood, Religion, and Political Culture at the Ojibwe Village of Fond du Lac, 1835-1839,” Early American Studies. 17:4 (Fall 2019): 443-473.

Catherine J. Denial, Making Marriage: Husbands, Wives, and the American State in Dakota and Ojibwe Country. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2013.

Catherine Denial, “Pelagie Farribault’s Island: Property, Kinship, and the Contested Meaning of Marriage in Dakota Country.” Minnesota History. 62:2 (Summer 2010): 48-59.

Other Publications

Catherine J. Denial, Foreword, Designing for Care. Hybrid Pedagogy Inc, 2022.

Catherine J. Denial, “How I Met My Mother: The Story of an Unexpected Pregnancy,” Nursing Clio, June 5, 2019.

Catherine J. Denial, “How to Build Relationships With Teachers: Advice From College Professors,” Teen Vogue, October 11, 2018.

Catherine J. Denial, “The Privilege of Despair,” Nursing Clio, October 8, 2018.

Recent Media

Featured guest, “A Pedagogy of Kindness,Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, May 25, 2023.

Featured in “What Really Helps With Burnout? A New Project Investigates,” by Beckie Supiano, Chronicle of Higher Education, January 19, 2023.

An Interview with Cate Denial about Teaching History with the Unessay,” by Jessamyn Neuhaus, Teaching History, 47:1 (2022): 61-66.

Featured in, “A Simple Fix for a Better Marriage Proposal,” by Joe Pinkster, The Atlantic. July 6, 2022.

Featured guest, “A Pedagogy of Kindness,” Teacher of the Ear Podcast, June 10, 2022.

Featured in, “Closing Out a Trying Semester,” by Beckie Supiano, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 12, 2022.

Featured guest, “On Kindness and Boundaries,” The Agile Academic Podcast: Episode 3.3, March 29, 2022.

Featured guest, “A Pedagogy of Kindness,” Tea for Teaching Podcast: Episode 210, October 28, 2021. ndness/

Mary Lou Santovec, “Developing and Practicing A Pedagogy of Kindness,” Women in Higher Education, July 2021, 11, 15.

Featured in “Preparing to Return to the Classroom,” by Beth McMurtrie, Chronicle of Higher Education Report: The Future of Teaching: How the Classroom is Being Transformed.

Featured in “The Problem With Venting About Your Students,” by Beckie Supiano, Chronicle of Higher Education, March 18, 2021.

Featured in “The Pandemic is Dragging on.  Professors are Burning Out,” by Beth McMurtrie, Chronicle of Higher Education, November 5, 2020.

An Online Pedagogy of Kindness,” Think UDL Podcast: Episode 41, July 21, 2020.

The Most Pressing Question of Women’s History Month: What is Feminism in 2018?” Yahoo Lifestyle, March 8, 2018.

Selected Teaching Resources

A page full of primary-source packets for the exercise I undertake with students on the first day of class

Helen Imordino-Yang, “Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning,” Mind Shift, May 31, 2016.

Melinda D. Anderson, “The Long Term Effects of Social-Justice Education on Black Students.” The Atlantic. July 19, 2016.

Stephanie A. Fryberg, et al. “Of Warrior Chiefs and Indian Princesses: The Psychological Consequences of American Indian Mascots.Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30 (2008) :208–218.