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Woden Teachout Ph.D.

Leadership & Public Policy | Literature & Writing Faculty

Woden Teachout earned a PhD in American Studies from Harvard University and is completing her MA in Education from Union with a focus on teaching writing. She is a two-time Fulbright scholar (Kyrgyzstan and Romania) and has won multiple teaching prizes, including the Alan Heimert Teaching Prize at Harvard and Union’s Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Her past research has explored why history matters, with special focus on the intersection of historical memory, politics, and patriotism. She is the author of Capture the Flag: A Political History of American Patriotism (Basic Books, 2009) and co-author of Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home (Chelsea Green, 2012). She and her work have been featured in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and on C-SPAN Book TV. Her most recent research applies adult education and progressive education models to the teaching of academic writing with the goal of empowering, culturally relevant writing support. She has worked with universities in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Central Asia in providing curriculum enhancement, faculty development, and student workshops.