Dr. Mary Johnson: “From the Bush in Nigeria to American Education: Teaching is a Lifelong Passion”

Dr. Mary Johnson shares personal stories regarding her experiences as an educator. Dr. Johnson has a doctorate in Modern European History and her dissertation was about the women of the people during the French Revolution, “Possardes, Patriotes and San Jupons.” She has been with Facing History and Ourselves, an international teacher training organization for 33 years and currently serves as the Senior Historian. Among her principal responsibilities at Facing History are: conducting seminars and workshops on a wide variety of topics related to the Holocaust and modern genocide and the American Civil Rights Movement and researching issues dealing with the Holocaust, human rights and social justice. Mary began her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher in the bush of Northern Nigeria where she created her own school. Mary’s publications have dealt with women’s history, Holocaust and genocide studies and educational pedagogy.

This event is sponsored by the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, the Master of Arts in American Studies Program, and the Historical Studies Program