Kim Breuer


Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of History, University of Texas at Arlington

PhD in History, Vanderbilt University; MA in History, UT Arlington; BS in Aerospace Engineering, UT Austin

Teaching/Digital Learning: Coordinator of departmental online courses. Course designer for departmental freshman US history online courses. Regularly teaches in online, blended/hybrid, and on campus modalities. Piloted a study on the efficacy of "in-house" tutoring for undergraduate history students resulting in the creation of a History Tutoring Center. Moved the tutoring center fully online in a synch/asynch modality in response to COVID. OLC Online Teaching Certificate and ACUE Certificate in Effective College Instruction. Responsible for all assessment/unit effectiveness data gathering/analysis/reporting for department. Member of the UTA Tech Ambassors, and informal group of faculty who meet to discuss and share use of edTech tools in the classroom.

OER Development: Co-editor of Historical Methods OER (supported by a grant from UTA Cares); OER under development for a Science and Technology in American Society course utilizing open pedagogy/student-created OER content; spearheaded adoption of OER materials for core curriculum freshman US history surveys (supported by a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board GEER grant). Spearheaded the adoption of OER textbooks across the freshman core curriculum US history surveys).

Research Interests: pedagogical use and implementation of technology in the classroom, gamified and game-based learning, teamwork in the classroom, "ungrading," effective course design, customized student learning pathways, student creation of OER content and student engagement.

Current Projects: Effectiveness of embedded major-specific transfer student orientation content delivered in early, major specific courses; student engagement in synchronous online courses; moving a minor to an all hy-flex modality; mapping pathways to credentialing (through LinkedIn Learning and open badging) for marketable skills learned in undergraduate history courses.