Ph.D. in Teaching of Social Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.; Master of Philosophy, Teachers College, Columbia University; Intensive Chinese Language, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China; Master of Arts, Duke University, Durham, N.C.; Certificate of Chinese Language, Beginner; Wuhan University, Wuhan, China; Bachelor of Arts, Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss.
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education, Green Mountain College, 2014–present:
- EDU 1062 – Teacher as Decision Maker
- EDU 2031 – Secondary Methods I
- ELA 1000 – Images of Nature (co-teaching)
Instructor, Hunter College, City University of New York 2013–2014
- QSTA 4128 – Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction
- CEDC 722 – Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor, Teachers College, Columbia University 2011 – 2013
- A&HW 5037–Advanced methods in the Social Studies
- A&HW 4037–East Asia: (National) Geographic Perspective
- A&HW 5050–Special topics in the Social Studies: Teaching the “East” to the “West”
- A&HW 4530 – Student Teaching Seminar
- A&HW 5199 – Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic (?) Education on the Silver Screen
Teaching Assistant, Teachers College, Columbia University 2011–2012
- A&HW 4199 – Global Citizenship Education
- A&HW 6530 – Curriculum, Development, Research, and Supervision
Teaching Assistant, Asia for Educators, Columbia University 2010–2011
- A&HW 5050 – East Asia in World History (Foundations: 4000 BCE–600 CE; Golden Age and Samurai: 600–1450 CE; Ming, Qing, Tokugawa, Choson: 1450– 1750; East Asia and the West: 1750–1919; The 20th Century and Beyond: Revolution, War, and Re-ascendance
- History W1020; The Romans and their Empire, 754 B–AD 565)
Other Related Teaching Experience
Field Supervisor, Hunter College, City University of New York 2013–present (QSTA 30100 – Fieldwork II: Fieldwork for literacy across content areas & teaching social studies through literacy; SEDC 45500 – Student teaching: Social Studies; SEDC 75500 – Student teaching: Social Studies gr. 7-12)
Field Supervisor, Teachers College, Columbia University 2011 – 2012 (Supervised five students signed up for A&HW 4730 – Supervision, Student Teaching: Social Studies
Study Tour Co-Leader, National Consortium for Teaching about Asia Summer 2010 (Co-led a group of 25 in-service teachers on a 10-day trip to China; Assisted group through customs and immigration in Shanghai; Provided general guidance to their questions on methods and strategies for implementing their trip in their classes; Held a brief discussion and informational session on the World Expo Shanghai 2010 prior to the visit to the Expo itself
Co-developer, North Carolina Virtual Public School, Raleigh, NC Summer 2007 (Online Mandarin Chinese, Level 1-pilot program; Organized modules and structured online course; Translated course content from Mandarin to English; Created student activities, homework assignments, and cultural notes.
Fellowships, Awards & Honors
- Grant-in-Aid, Spring 2014 – merit-based grant funded by Teacher College, Columbia University
- Funded graduate participant – Beyond Pedagogy Workshop, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia – September 15-18, 2011
- Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund – Sasakawa Fellow, World Expo Shanghai, Summer 2010
- Chinese Government Scholarship 2008-2009, awarded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (http://en.csc.edu.cn)
- Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Duke University, 2007-2008
- STAR Teacher, 2006 (http://www.msmec.com/index.php/activities/star-student-program)
- STAR Teacher, 2005
- Recognition of teaching excellence, Rotary Club of North Jackson, 2005
- National Council for the Social Studies
- College & University Faculty Assembly
- American Historical Association
- American Research and Education Association
- Reviewer for History Compass
Mungur, A. (in preparation). Perpetuating the Cold War stereotype: Challenging fear narratives that shape “knowledge” of China. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies.
Shuttleworth, J. & Mungur, A. (in preparation). Chinese workers on the transcontinental railroad: Analyzing orientalist stereotypes in history textbooks. The Georgia Social Studies Journal.
Gaudelli, W. & Mungur, A. (2014). Presencing culture: Ethnology museums, objects and spaces. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 36(1), 40-54.
Mungur, A. (2011). Chinese movies and history education: the case of Zhang Yimou’s ‘To Live’. History Compass, 9(7) 518-524.
Wylie, S. & Mungur, A. (November, 2014). Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic Education in the Movies. A session presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council of the Social Studies, Boston, MA.
Mungur, A. (April, 2014). Cultural representations in/as/and the global studies curriculum: China in the United States, 1960s present. A paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Mungur, A. (November, 2013). Perpetuating the Cold War stereotype: Challenging fear narratives that shape “knowledge” of China. Symposium title: A touchy subject: explorations of the “emotional turn” and social studies education. A paper presentation at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly for the National Council of the Social Studies, St. Louis, MO.
Trofanenko, B. & Mungur, A. (November, 2013). History, memory, and the restless nature of public pedagogy. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly for the National Council of the Social Studies, St. Louis, MO.
Mungur, A. (October, 2012). The pedagogy of exposition: A historical examination of China’s participation as the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. A presentation of research at the Canadian History of Education Association 17th Biennial bConference, Vancouver, B.C.
Taylor, A., Wylie, S., & Mungur, A. (December, 2011). Teaching diversity and tolerance using Muslim youth oral histories. A professional development session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.
Mungur, A. (March, 2011). Is all press positive? Analyzing media bias in post 9/11 America. A professional development session delivered at This is where we need to be: Using Muslim youth oral histories to teach about diversity and tolerance. Sponsored by SPI – student press initiative, Teachers College, Columbia University, and Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, New York, NY.
Mungur, A. (May, 2010). Chinese history through film: the case of Zhang Yimou’s To Live. A presentation of research for the Film and Education Research Association, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.