Virtual Conversation with Jonathan Zimmerman
On Thursday, October 22 at 7pm ET, Heterodox Academy hosted a virtual Conversation with Jonathan Zimmerman. Zimmerman, a founding member of HxA, is a professor of history of education at the University of Pennsylvania and was recently awarded the Berkowitz Chair in Education. His upcoming book, “The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America,” is the first book-length history of America’s college teaching and was published at the end of October.
Zimmerman was joined by Amna Khalid, HxA's John Stuart Mill Fellow, for a public conversation exploring the main ideas of his book – the history of college teaching, institutional efforts to improve it, higher education’s relatively recent transitions, and what changes he concludes are needed to elevate teaching for the future.