Master Teacher Profiles




Wendy Wolters Hinshaw received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She teaches courses in rhetoric, literacy, women's literature and prison writing, as well as a service-learning course in writing for nonprofits. Her articles on the rhetoric of trauma, teaching testimonial literature, and pedagogical approaches to student resistance have appeared in the journals JAC and Transformations. Her work on representations of trauma and lynching received the Elizabeth Flynn Award from the journal JAC. Professor Hinshaw's current research examines art and writing by prisoners.

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Dr. Kollander joined the faculty at Florida Atlantic University in 1991, and served as Department Chair from 2007 to 2013.  Her research and teaching interests include modern Germany, modern Russia, World War II, and the history of European women.  In 2006, she was recipient of a University Undergraduate Teaching award.Her publications include Frederick III: Germany's Liberal Emperor (Greenwood Press, 1995); "I Must Be a Part of this War": A German-American's Fight against Hitler and Nazism (with John O'Sullivan, contributor; Fordham University Press, 2005); she was also co-editor of An Age of Conflict: Readings in Twentieth Century European History (Third Edition, Harcourt-Brace College Publisher, 2001).  Her articles have appeared in theh scholarly journals German History, European Review of History, Yearbook of German-American Studies and The Historian.Recent publications include an edited oral history Courage Takes Flight:  An Oral History of the LIfe and Times of World War II Bombardier  Harold Glasser (American Life Publishers, 2011), and an essay entitled "Boomerang Resistance: German Emigres in the U.S. Army in the ETO during World War II" published in A Companion to the Second World War (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2013).Dr. Kollander is currently researching the experiences of some thirty thousand native-born Germans who fought in the U.S. Army during World War II.  She is also working on a revisionist biography of Empress Victoria of Germany (1841-1901).

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kishner                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Orin Kirshner is Senior Instructor and Graduate Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University, where he is the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Online Master Teacher. Kirshner received his undergraduate degree from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. TESC is known for its commitment to progressive and interdisciplinary education, peer-to-peer learning, and close student-faculty interaction. He received his graduate training at the New School for Social Research in New York City, where he studied American Politics and International Relations. Since beginning his teaching career, Kirshner has taught at a number of radically different educational institutions, including the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities Campus); Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota); the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies (Nanjing, PRC); Soka University of America; and the WTO Studies School at Wuhan University (PRC). These varied teaching experiences have given him a broad perspective on different models of the educational process and the role of the teacher in it. In his role as Online Master Teacher, he is working with the FAU Center for eLearning (CEL) to develop a virtual Community of Practice (vCoP) to educate liberal arts faculty about online modes of learning as well as to encourage them to participate in such modes. In addition to teaching, Kirshner maintains an active research agenda. He is editor of The Bretton Woods – GATT System: Retrospect and Prospect After 50 Years (Routledge, 1994); and author of American Trade Politics and the Triumph of Globalism (Routledge, 2014). His articles have appeared in Political Science Quarterly; Critical Review; and Politics and Policy.

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