Deborah Abraham, Assistant Professor
"We take seriously the responsibility of educating global citizens, beginning with a respect for others. I urge students to think beyond their own environment and examine what they take for granted from a new fresh perspective. The actual content of what we teach is less important than training students to think critically and express their views coherently."
"History is about choices and outcomes—the ideal learning opportunity. History brings people back to primary sources. So much of our information is filtered. Newspapers, books, and television offer someone else's conclusions. We ask students to peel back a layer and look at the evidence for themselves. Often students are surprised at what they find. In the discussion that follows, we can all learn from each other."
"Over the past two years we have doubled the number of classes we offer. Of equal importance, we've developed new approaches in conjunction with new areas of study that include Gender and Power in History, America's Image in the World, Contemplative and Mystical Tradition, and International Human Rights. Our goal is to engage our students in issues important to them."
- B.A., Colgate University
- M.S., Nazareth College
- M.A., Tufts University