Teaching Spotlight: David Crespy

For the next installment of our Teaching Spotlight feature, we're intervewing Dr. David Crespy. Dr. Crespy is a professor of playwriting, acting, and dramatic literature here at MU. He and his students visit Special Collections for his course, Digging Lanford Wilson: An Archival Approach to Drama. Please tell us a bit about yourself and your interests. I am …

Teaching Spotlight: Megan Peiser

Teaching spotlight returns this semester for an interview with Megan Peiser.  We've taught several classes alongside Megan and are happy to have the opportunity to present her thoughts about teaching with Special Collections. SC: Please tell us a bit about yourself and your interests. I’m a doctoral candidate in the English department working in the …

Teaching Spotlight, May 2014: Nicole Johnston

Nicole Johnston is our guest for this month's Teaching Spotlight. We have looked forward to working with her Textile and Apparel Management students for the last few years, and we're excited to share her thoughts on object-based teaching. Please tell us a bit about yourself and your interests. I am Collection Manager of the Missouri Historic …

Teaching Spotlight, April 2014: Mark Langeneckert

For the next installment in our Teaching Spotlight feature, we're featuring Mark Langeneckert.  Mark and his students visit our reading room each semester to work with our bookplate collection.  His use of the collections in teaching is a model for those looking to historical collections for creative inspiration. I’m an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Art Department. …

Teaching Spotlight : Professor Johanna Kramer, March 2014

Energetic, youthful, admired by her students, Professor Johanna Kramer is our guest for the month of March. Professor Kramer, please, tell us about yourself. I am an assistant professor in the English Department. My area of specialization is Anglo-Saxon literature and culture. In my research I am most interested in Old English religious literature, especially …

Teaching Spotlight, February 2014: Rebecca Mouser

Dr. Rebecca Mouser, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English is our guest for the Teaching Spotlight this month. Could you tell us a bit about yourself?   I am a postdoctoral fellow in the English department. My research focuses primarily on oral tradition in the Middle Ages; my recent dissertation explores oral tradition …

Teaching Spotlight: Ruth Knezevich

Our popular teaching spotlight series returns this semester with a fresh look at innovative teaching in Special Collections.  This month's featured educator is Ruth Knezevich, an instructor in the English department at Mizzou. SC: Could you tell us a bit about yourself? I am a doctoral candidate and graduate instructor in the English department. My …

Teaching spotlight: Sean Franzel

Professor Sean Franzel from the German and Russian Studies department is our guest for the Teaching Spotlight this month. His research interests span the culture, philosophy, and history of eighteenth- to twentieth-century Germany and include the history of education and the university; media theory; German Idealism and Romanticism; and the history of the novel. Professor …

Teaching Spotlight: Lena Sheets, Smithton Middle School

Lena Sheets has a master's degree in education and teaches world cultures at Smithton Middle School in Columbia.  In December 2011, she brought 150 sixth-grade students to tour various collections on the MU campus, including Special Collections and Rare Books.  This month, we'll hear from her and her students about their experiences with rare books …

Teaching spotlight: Julie Christenson

This semester, Special Collections will be turning the spotlight on our patrons each month by highlighting teaching and student work inspired by the collections.  This post kicks off the semester and focuses on the teaching of Julie Christenson.  Julie visited Special Collections with her section of Humanities 2111H (The Ancient World; part of the Honors …