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Alexander C.
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About Alexander

About Alexander
I am a historian with an MLitt and PhD from the University of Aberdeen (UK). I have taught and tutored undergraduate history since 2012, and am personally committed to the academic success of my students. I was the Senior Editor for an academic journal from 2014 to 2018, and I currently work as a freelance editor and writing coach. I have extensive research experience performing both qualitative and quantitative analysis on large bodies of evidence, and have presented my original research at 21 academic conferences and workshops in the US and...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
As an undergraduate I worked as a tutor in various humanities subjects at Ave Maria University from 2009 to 2012. From 2012 to 2013 I was hired as the official History Department Tutor, and I worked primarily with 'highly at risk' freshmen. From 2015 to 2017 I volunteered to run the Postgraduate Seminar Series at the University of Aberdeen. In this role I coached undergraduates and new postgraduates in preparing and presenting papers and original research in an academic environment. During the Fall 2016 semester I was hired as a student...
Education
University of Aberdeen
Medieval Studies
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2014 - 2019
University of Aberdeen
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Master's Degree
2013 - 2014
Ave Maria University
History
Bachelor's Degree
2009 - 2013

Work Experience

Work Experience
University of Aberdeen, Project Historical Consultant and Researcher
2014 - 2018
Development and application of a text analytic tool to an extensive corpus of medieval legal documents, providing semantic annotation and opportunities to link the text to web-resources.
University of Aberdeen, Senior Editor for Academic Journal
2014 - 2018
Edited and evaluated article submissions, identified potential peer reviewers of the papers, and facilitated the process of review of these papers. Organized scholarly events (such as seminars, conferences, and workshops) to be either wholly or collaboratively run by Granite.
University of Aberdeen, Student Advisor
2016 - 2017
Developed and co-piloted a student support program which identified and addressed the academic and non-scholastic factors contributing to declining retention rates among undergraduate students. I was personally responsible for the academic progress of 209 students. I gave twice weekly lectures and met with students individually to work through various historical topics being covered in their lectures. The program led to a reduction in student non-continuation from 15% to around 8% (below the sectoral average) during the period of my direct...
Ave Maria University, History Tutor
2012 - 2013
Offered undergraduate students weekly two-hour history lectures, and provided instruction in research methods and resource identification. Weekly office hours.
Ave Maria University, Financial Aid Assistant
2009 - 2013
Maintained both the hard copy files as well as a large database of digital materials. Responsible for updating all forms distributed to students and ensuring that the details were up to date, verifying accuracy of details on submitted documentation. Desk and telephone receptionist. Required extensive interaction with financial administrators, students, and parents, and an ability to complete a variety of tasks with strict deadlines.

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