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John Hardin

The American Historical Association's Teaching Moment
By John Hardin on June 04, 2009

A few months ago, the American Historical Association Executive Director Arnita Jones stated that at the 2010 annual meeting, the association "would seize the opportunity to create a significant teaching moment." This made sense to me and seemed agreeable, after all, the AHA is committed to teaching, why pass up a "significant teaching moment." Yet, then I read what that moment will be, and what they intend to teach.

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John Hardin
John Hardin

I graduated from The Citadel in 1998 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Then I did a 180 and graduated with a Masters of Theological Studies from Duke University in 2004. I completed a PhD in U.S. History at the University of Maryland and now work as a program manager for the higher education team at the Charles G. Koch Foundation.  My wife and I live in Washington, D.C.