Paul Milliman

Associate Professor

I believe the best way to learn history is by doing what historians do, not memorizing what historians have done.  Memorizing names and dates is trivia, not history.  Therefore, in each class I teach, students engage in their own (course-level appropriate) research projects.  I want to help students produce, not just consume, history.  Because writing history is a messy process, I want students to see and appreciate how the sausage gets made, so they can make their own well-informed decisions about whether or not to consume it.  These are important skills they will continue to use long after they graduate from the University of Arizona.  So, like Ms. Frizzle, I encourage students to “take chances, make mistakes, get messy!”