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Luther Spoehr

Senior Lecturer in Education and History;
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Spoehr received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, in 1975. In my work on the history of education, I am focusing primarily on the history of American school reform in the 20th century and, in the history of higher education, on changing definitions of academic freedom. I am also working extensively on issues involved in teaching history: how to use primary sources to help students learn to "think historically;" setting up performance-based, "authentic" assessment in standards-based curricula; developing interdisciplinary approaches; and taking advantage of new classroom technologies.