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Dr. Diane Gerard

dgerard@asms.net | (251) 441- 3205

D.A., Education and Early Modern Europe - George Mason University

M.A., Early Modern Europe- University of Maryland, College Park

B.A., Political Science- University of Bridgeport

Biography: Dr. Gerard is a native of Virginia and moved to Mobile in 1998 where she taught at the University of South Alabama and Spring Hill College before coming to ASMS as a full-time instructor for school year, 2001-02. If you ask her, she will say that this is the best teaching experience she has ever had and considers ASMS a second home. Dr. Gerard graduated from a boarding school in Virginia and feels a special connection to students in a residential setting. She feels it changed her life significantly, especially the academic aspect. Inspirational teachers and a good classroom experience make all the difference and she credits both with her love of learning and passion for history. At ASMS, Dr. Gerard's Western Thought class most likely will be her legacy and ASMS alums through 2018 will no doubt remember its challenges. Dr. Gerard's field of study is European History and International Affairs and her focus today is making sure ASMS students feel knowledgeable of and connected to the global community of which they are a part.

Professional Areas of Expertise: Project-Based Learning, Oral Histories, Motivational Speaking; Local/Community Histories

Certifications: National Board Certified Teacher; National WWII Museum Certified Teacher

Awards and Honors: Service to Community College Education Award, George Mason University, 2003; SI Team Pacific Cohort, National WWII Museum, 2016