Scot French is an associate professor in the Department of History. Dr. French is a digital public historian who specializes in the interpretation of cultural landscapes and sites of memory associated with African American, Southern, and Atlantic World history.
"To date, I’ve evaluated four WAC-inspired assignments, with very promising results. My students are showing me how much they can learn about history by “doing” history through finely tuned research and writing assignments. They’re also revealing, through their written work, the strengths and weaknesses of each assignment and suggesting where I need to work harder as a teacher." Read more about WAC for Historians: Using 'Fine-Tuned' Writing Assignments to Teach Students Disciplinary Ways of Thinking