Teaching Experience

Associate Professor of Native American Studies, University of Oklahoma (2022-present)

Current courses (Spring 2023):

  • NAS 4343/5343: American Indian Education Policy and Development
  • NAS 4053: Senior Capstone

In-person course:

  • NAS 1013: Introduction to Native American Studies (Fall 2022)

Class activities included:

  • Indigenous Truthtelling of Boarding Schools as service-learning opportunity to support community partners affiliated with Native American peoples such as the John Hair Cultural Center and Museum (JHCCM), Museum of Native American History, and the Rehoboth Christian School
  • Visits to on-campus centers and collections
  • Tour of the First Americans Museum with distinguished curator heather ahtone
  • Meeting and hosting a public talk with Ernestine Berry, Director of the JHCCM of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees
  • Panels and guest speakers from the University of Oklahoma and other universities and communities
  • Butterfly release in honor of the National Day of Remembrance for Indian Boarding Schools in the United States

Associate Professor of History, affiliate of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies, Northeastern State University (2021-2022)

Assistant Professor of History, affiliate of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies, Northeastern State University (2016-2021)

Online, blended, and in-person courses:

  • HIST 4733/AMST 5413: History of Native Americans in Oklahoma
  • AMST 5923: Navajo Boarding School Experiences
  • AIS 4821: Directed Studies in Diné Histories of Disease and Healing
  • HIST 4633/AMST 5923: History of the American West
  • HIST 4023/AIS 4023/AMST 5033: Public History
  • HIST 4023: Oral History
  • HIST 4023/AIS 4043/AMST 5923: Indigenous History in the U.S. Since 1900
  • HIST 4023/AIS 4513/CHER 4513/AMST 5923: History of Indian Education
  • HIST 3733/AIS 3733/WGS 3003: History of Native American Women
  • HIST 3723/AIS 3723/AMST 5923: Native American History
  • HIST 1493: U.S. History Since 1877

-History of Native American Women is cross-listed with American Indian Studies and Women and Gender Studies

Native American Women History
Photo by Ardash Crowfoot

Class projects and activities include:

  • Oral history and transcriptions
  • Service-learning such as the collaboration with the Eufaula Area Museum, John Hair Cultural Center and Museum, and NSU Special Collections and Archives
  • Community outreach
  • Academic blogging
  • Digital history
  • Public history
  • Symposia and presentations
  • Excursions and immersive learning
  • Meetings with guest speakers and professionals
  • Mapping Tahlequah History

HIST 4023: Public History (Fall 2020)

Public History
Dr. Al Herrin, Cherokee National Treasure, talks to King’s History of Indian Education class about histories of local Cherokee schools such as the Owen School (established in 1913)
King’s class plays tsidił (the Navajo stick game), which centers on significant meanings and symbols of Diné education

King teaches Native American History in the fall semester at NSU.

King HIST 3723 Flyer

Guest Lecturer, Native American Studies, Dartmouth College (2015-2016)

  • Presented and lectured on Native American and Navajo educational history and historical religious experiences as a guest speaker in various classes at different institutions throughout the United States

Instructor & Teaching Assistant, Arizona State University (2013-2015)

HIST 110: U.S. History since 1865 (Spring 2015)

  • Designed syllabus and course curriculum with the AHA History Teaching Tuning Project
  • Planned service-learning components to involve students in the Phoenix Indian School Legacy Project that other local faculty have since replicated, and the project continues to endorse the curriculum with college instructors
  • Included class excursion to the Heard Museum and Phoenix Indian School music building

Courses as Teaching Assistant, ASU:

HIST 340: American Military History (online, Spring 2014, with Jean-Marie Stevens)

HIST 413: Contemporary America (online, Fall 2013, with Brock Ruggles)

  • Evaluated and graded written assignments and online discussions for large classes
  • Supported and communicated with students online

Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Department of History and Political Science, Utah Valley University (2011-2012)

HIST 1700: American Civilization (Fall 2011 and Spring 2012)

  • Three credit general course primarily for first-year students
  • Taught and graded for 130 students in Fall 2011
  • Developed syllabus, lectures with visuals, guest presentations, and class service-learning activities including student efforts to write to veterans and host a public event for Veterans’ Day featuring Navajo Code Talker Albert Smith
  • Incorporated oral history methodologies and project

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