Teaching Experience

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

Online, blended, and in-person courses:

  • AMST 5923: Navajo Boarding School Experiences
  • AIS 4821: Directed Studies in Diné Histories of Disease and Healing
  • HIST 4633: 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: 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
  • Updated future course: History of Native Americans in Oklahoma

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

Current featured course (Fall 2020): HIST 4023: Public History

Public History
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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)
TsidilGame
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
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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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