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Mary Ann Grim

Boulder County Campus
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Mary Ann received her M.A. in Modern European History with an emphasis in German and Russian history. During her studies at the University of Colorado Mary Ann developed a particular interest in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. These subjects, as well as modern-day genocides, brought to the surface the many “why's” that surround the study of history and have greatly informed Mary Ann’s current teaching philosophy. As an instructor she encourages critical thinking in her students and strives to provide examples of varied human experiences through connections to major themes in history. In her spare time Mary Ann enjoys everything Boulder has to offer: hiking, biking, yoga and running the trails with her dog, Berlin.
Teaching Philosophy
If you were to walk by my classroom chances are you would see me in a circle with my students or sitting on my desk. It is my belief that students have to make connections on their own, ask big questions and listen to ideas. I listen too. The material, my questions and my presence as the leader are subtle at times. This allows students to come to conclusions on their own and truly “own” their educational experience. My number one priority as a teacher is to create a community. Community is so important in a history class because history has no black and white answers. History is meant to be discussed, debated and questioned. I strive to create a community where everyone has the opportunity to connect to each other, as well as the opportunity, the responsibility, to share and be heard—and to listen.
Teaching Experience
2008- Present History faculty at Front Range Community College
2008-2011 Adjunct faculty at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Education
University of Colorado at Boulder, M.A. Modern European History, 2007
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, B.A. History, B.A. Political Science, 1997
Courses Taught
  • Western Civilization Since 1650
  • Twentieth Century World History
  • Nazi Germany
  • Women in U.S. History
  • World History Since 1500
  • United States History Through 1865
  • United States History Since 1865
  • Twentieth Century European History