Alum Kevin Mummey Teaches History at St. Olaf College

Monday, February 27, 2017
MANITOU MESSENGER (ST. OLAF COLLEGE) -- Visiting Assistant Professor of History Kevin Mummey has been part of the St. Olaf community for two years. Before arriving on the Hill, he studied History at San Francisco State University, and received his doctorate from University of Minnesota, where he taught history as a graduate student and also worked in admissions. Something that sets Professor Mummey apart from most other professors is his teaching style. Rather than lecturing in front of the classroom, Mummey allows his students to teach the class. Student-led discussions are a major aspect of each class period. This has not always been the way Mummey has taught classes, however. “It took me a while to figure it out, but now I know that all students should start acting like teachers,” Mummey said.