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Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning Nancy Quam-Wickham

Nancy Quam-Wickham

Senior Assessment Specialist

Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning
Smith Center for Undergraduate Education  503N


Nancy Quam-Wickham joined ATL as a Senior Assessment Specialist in January 2017. A historian, she was previously a Professor and Chair of the Department of History (2005-2015), as well as Editor of The History Teacher journal at California State University, Long Beach. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning, history pedagogy, and assessment practices in higher education. She is a participant in the American Historical Association’s Tuning project, the Social Science Research Council’s Measuring College Learning project, and is a faculty coach for the Degree Qualifications Profile project, a collaborative initiative endorsed by the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment.


  • “Rumors in the Workplace: Everyday Advice for Higher Education Professionals,” The Department Chair, 26:3 Winter 2017 (forthcoming).
  • “Peer Reviewing History Assignments at the #AHA17 Undergraduate Teaching Workshop,” AHA Today, October 13, 2016.
  • “Using our Training to Understand the Decline in History Enrollments,” Process: A Blog of the Organization of American Historians, September 27, 2016.
  • “Reimagining the Introductory U.S. History Course,” The History Teacher, 49: 4 (August 2016), 519-548. (Also, organizer of this special issue on Tuning in History).
  • “An Oleaginous Civilization,” Southern California Quarterly, 97:3 (Fall 2015), 283-295.


  • M.A., Ph.D., History, University of California Berkeley
  • B.A., History, San Francisco State University

Teaching Experience

  • U.S. and Comparative Environmental History – graduate and undergraduate
  • Gender and Sexuality – undergraduate
  • Historical Research Methods and Theories – graduate and undergraduate
Washington State University