Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Humanities:
Teaching at Independent Schools
Friday, February 24, 2017
M. Christine Schwartz Center for Nursing Education
Executive Board Room
5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables 33146
For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students
Dan Cohen, Upper School English & Social Studies Teacher, Maumee Valley Country Day School
Aldo J. Regalado, Upper School History Teacher, Palmer Trinity School
Steven Sowell, Upper School English Instructor & English Department Chair, Louisville Collegiate School
This workshop, led by three UM PhDs in Philosophy, History, and English, explores careers in independent schools, focusing on topics such as conducting job searches, designing secondary curricula and instruction, and understanding the culture of this educational environment. Following brief presentations by the panelists, the workshop will shift to Q&A and group discussion.
Dan Cohen has taught for five years in independent schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He teaches Upper School English, economics, history, and government, along with electives in philosophy (in which he received his PhD from University of Miami in 2012). His experience in secondary education includes instructing percussion ensembles and coaching an after-school fitness program.
Aldo J. Regalado earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami in 2007. His dissertation, "Bending Steel with Bare Hands: Modernity and the American Superhero" examines the meanings and significance of the superhero in American culture and was published by University Press of Mississippi in 2016. He is currently in his thirteenth year of teaching high school history at Palmer Trinity School, an independent school in Palmetto Bay, Florida.
Steven Sowell currently teaches English and chairs the English Department at Louisville Collegiate School. He has served in multiple independent schools in various parts of the country as well as taught English at various grade levels. Recent passions include helping develop interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies and Global Studies. Steven earned his Ph.D. at the University of Miami in 2005.
The Future of Academic Publishing
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Otto G. Richter Library
Third Floor Conference Room
Registration Required | Open to the Public
Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association
Alison Mudditt, Director, University of California Press
Presented with the University of Miami Libraries
Seth Denbo oversees the publication department of the AHA and is working to develop innovative digital projects to enhance the organization’s mission. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick and is a cultural historian of 18th-century Britain. He has taught British history in universities in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has also worked on digital projects at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at UMD and the Department for Digital Humanities at King’s College London. Over the past 10 years, Denbo has participated actively in the development of innovative digital tools and methods for historical scholarship. Drawing on his experience as a teacher and researcher he played a key role in several international projects that expanded capacity for digital scholarship in the humanities. He also conceived and organized an ongoing seminar in digital history at the Institute of Historical Research in London that has been at the forefront of fostering innovation in the use of digital tools and methods for the study of history.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association, where she serves as Managing Editor of PMLA and other MLA publications. She also holds an appointment as Visiting Research Professor of English at NYU. She is author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (NYU Press, 2011) and of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006). She is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, where she led a number of experiments in open peer review and other innovations in scholarly publishing.
Alison Mudditt became Director of University of California Press in January 2011. She has reshaped the Press’s strategy and structure to enable it to meet the needs of its diverse audiences in the digital age, helping the Press to work in new ways that respond to changes in publishing. To this end, she has overseen the launch of Luminos, the Press’s transformative open access response to the changing monograph landscape. Mudditt has twenty-five years' experience in academic publishing which began at Blackwell in Oxford, UK, where she rose to become Publisher for the Humanities Division. As Executive Vice President at SAGE Publications, Inc., Mudditt led SAGE's publishing programs across books, journals, and digital platforms. She has served on the Executive Council of the Professional and the Scholarly Publishing Division of the American Association of Publishers.