Areas of Specialization20th century USLocalOralUS DiplomaticTeacher Education
Ph.D., University of North Texas, Texas, U.S.A., 1993American History – Diplomatic History, Local History, Oral History, Borderlands, Teacher Education
M.A., Pittsburg State University, Kansas, U.S.A., 1986History
B.S.Ed., Pittsburg State University, Kansas, U.S.A.Political Science with Collateral Areas in American and World History
Modern America, 1912-1941 Modern America, 1941-1968 Modern America Since 1968US As A Superpower Techniques for Teaching Middle and Secondary Social Studies
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Research InterestsThe Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), including incorporating technology, has been a focus of my research most of my career. Currently she is doing more work on the Common Core [http://www.corestandards.org/]. Dr. Woestman is also a student of the U.S. Presidency having written her dissertation on Harry S Truman and the creation of the post-presidency.
Service InterestsThe Archivist of the United States appointed Dr. Woestman to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Electronic Records Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration [http://www.archives.gov/era/acera/]. Dr. Woestman was elected to several offices in the international organization, H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online [http://www.h-net.org] and has been active in other regional and national historical and educational organizations.