If you appreciate the grandeur of history, with all its glory, shame and ambiguity, the Roberts Wesleyan History Department will not disappoint you. If you have a low view of history, thinking that you can manipulate it for some narrow political or religious agenda, Roberts will change you. At least that was my experience. I am a different person today, both intellectually and spiritually, because of the history department at Roberts.
- The Rev. Alexander M. Burgess IV
The Roberts History Department helped prepare me for teaching social studies, but not in the way one might expect. Although I felt confident in my knowledge of middle school social studies content, it was the research and writing skills gained from my history classes that have helped me in my lesson planning and teaching of different historical perspectives. The history department also expanded my worldview which has helped me in entering the workforce and working with a diverse range of children and adults.
- Jody Otabara
As a lifelong student in history I was greatly encouraged by my professors in the Roberts Wesleyan History Department to pursue my career in teaching. My experience in the department has given me a depth of knowledge and critical thinking skills that are invaluable in teaching the next generation to think deeply about history and its influence on the future.
The classes allowed me to explore areas of interest and challenged me to expand my way of thinking. The professors enabled me to grow as a student, writer, historian, and teacher. One of the highlights of my time in the History Department was the historical trip to Scotland and England, which was my very first trip abroad!
Since graduation, I have been teaching in Monroe County in various school districts. In addition, I recently began pursuing my Master's Degree in American Studies after being encouraged by my professors to continued my studies in the field of History. Without the support of the Roberts Wesleyan History Department, I would not be the teacher I am today.
- Lindsay Canon (2014 B.S. Adolescent Ed for Social Studies/History)