Supreme Court 2018Instructor of History 101: U.S. History Through Reconstruction; History 102: U.S. History Post-Reconstruction; Political Science 101: American Politics; Social Science 109: Introduction to Education; Social Science 110: Introduction to Education; and HIST 129: California History

Education

Master’s of Arts – Political Science and American History – “Formation of the American Republic” (Stanford University, California State University, Stanislaus, and Georgetown University courses included)

Awards/Scholarships

Outstanding Young Educator of the Year – Ripon Jaycees

Outstanding Young Educator of the Year – State of California Jaycees

Colonial Williamsburg Summer Institute – award to study “Jamestown to Yorktown” (focusing on the American Revolution) in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History – Stanford University – award to study the U.S. Constitution at Stanford University with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Dr. Jack Rakove (Stanford), Joyce Appleby (U.C.L.A.), and Robert Middlekauf (U.C. Berkeley)

James Madison Memorial Fellowship – California Senior Fellowship – $24,000 scholarship to study the U.S. Constitution at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and pay for any additional costs associated with my master’s degree

Bill of Rights InstituteShaping the Constitution: A View from Mount Vernon 1783–1789 – award to study the U.S. Constitution at Mt. Vernon in Alexandria, Virginia

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History – Stanford University – award to study the history of constitutional politics and interpretations at Stanford University with historian Jack Rakove and the Dean of the Law Department Larry Kramer

The Modesto Bee – Class Act Outstanding Teacher in the Classroom

Outstanding “20 Under 40” Award Recognized as one of the 20 most influential members of the community under the age of 40.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – peer facilitator for secondary educators from across the nation who participated in “Becoming Americans” (focusing on the American Revolution)

Modesto Junior College – President’s Americans With Disabilities Award—award for assisting those with disabilities achieve equal access.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History – National Constitutional Center – award to study "From Colonies to Nation: America in the Eighteenth Century” led by Carol Berkin. (Analysis of colonial society in the decades before the Revolution, the events that led to the struggle for Independence, and the experience of nation-building.)

N.E.H Seminar: The President and Congress: Constitutional Principles and Practices That Have Shaped Our Understanding of the War Powers – Washington, D.C. – award to study the fluid and evolving relationship between the Legislative and Executive Branches at George Washington University.

N.E.H Seminar: James Madison and Constitutional Citizenship – Orange, VA – award to study James Madison’s significant constitutional contributions with Ralph Ketcham and John Kaminski at James Madison’s home at Montpelier. 

Bill of Rights and Liberty FundLiberty and Order: The First American Party Struggle – Arlington, VA – colloquium award that examined the first party struggle in the United States and its implications for our understanding of a free society.

Center for Constitutional Studies: James Madison’s Montpelier – Orange, VA – award to study “The Evolution of American Citizenship” with Dr. Peter Wallenstein.

Foreign Policy Research Institute– Chicago – award to study “Civilian Control of the Military and American Democracy” at the First Division Museum.

N.E.H Seminar: “The Richest Hills: Mining in the Far West, 1865–1920” – Montana – award to study the way in which the built environment reflects the West’s mining past.

Ashbrook Summer Institute at Ashland University – Ashland, OH – award to study the Congress.

Bill of Rights and Liberty Fund—Liberty and Executive Power– Arlington, VA – colloquium award that examined the limits of presidential power.

Civil War Trust Regional Teacher Institute – Los Angeles – award that examined the constitutionality of disunion and the ramifications of federalism.

Foreign Policy Research Institute – Chicago – award to study “Civilian Control of the Military and American Democracy” at the First Division Museum.

Center for Constitutional Studies: James Madison’s Montpelier – Orange, VA – award to study “The Constitutional Structure of American Government.”

N.E.H Seminar: “The War of 1812 in the Great Lakes and Western Territories” – Ohio – award to study the significance of the River Raisin Battlefield, Fort Meigs, and Perry’s Victory.

George Washington Teachers’ Institute—Mount Vernon, VA – a residential professional development program focused on the legacy of George Washington. 

Foreign Policy Research Institute—Chicago – award to study “Great Captains in American History” at the First Division Museum. 

N.E.H Seminar—award to study “Inventing America - Lowell and the Industrial Revolution" Tsongas Industrial History Center, Lowell, MA

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History—award to study “The Age of Reagan”. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, CA

Bill of Rights and Liberty Fund— award to study “Constitutionalism, Citizenship, and the Role of Government in the American Nation,” Arlington, Virginia

Bill of Rights and Liberty Fund— award to study “Slavery and the Constitutional Republic,” Arlington, Virginia

Foreign Policy Research Institute—Chicago – award to study “America and Modern War: The American Military Post-Vietnam” at the First Division Museum.

Ashbrook Institute and Liberty Fund— award to study “Political Restraint in a Democratic Age: The Presidency of Calvin Coolidge,” in Springfield, MA

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History—award to study “Reconstruction” at Columbia University, New York City

N.E.H Seminar—award to study “Crossroads of Conflict: Contested Visions of Freedom and the Missouri-Kansas Border Wars" at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Foreign Policy Research Institute—Chicago – award to study “America and Modern War: The American Military Post-Vietnam” at the First Division Museum.

James Madison Memorial Foundation Congressional Fellowship— award to work in Congress during the summer.

Ashbrook Institute— colloquium to study World War II in New Orlean

Center for Constitutional Studies: James Madison’s Montpelier–award to study “Federalism” in Orange, VA

Bill of Rights Institute and Liberty Fund–colloquium award to study “Politics Without Romance” in Arlington, Virginia

Society of the Cincinnati: Master Teachers’ Seminar of the American Revolution; Washington, D.C.

N.E.H Seminar—award to study “Jefferson and Community Life" at the University of Virginia.

George Washington Teachers’ Institute—Mount Vernon, VA – a residential professional development program focused on the legacy of Martha Washington and other women.

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge—award to study World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

National Council for History Education–award to study Technology’s Impact on American History, a colloquium at the Kennedy Space Center, FL.

Ashbrook Institute–award to study Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, IL.

C-SPAN Classroom–award to the Summer Educators’ Conference in Washington, D.C.

American Bar Association—award to study “Federal Trials and Great Debates in U.S. history in Washington, D.C. Met with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge–award to study “Medal of Honor: War on Terror”

White House History Teacher Institute–award to attend the White House History Teacher Institute run through the White House Historical Society in Washington, D.C.

White House 2015

White House 

Activities

Bill of Rights Institute - Consultant for developing new APUSH history curricula; lead professional development seminars 

College Board AP U.S. History Table Leader/Test Creator - Early Table Leader in Tampa, FL, grading AP U.S. history exams.  Write test questions for the AP U.S. history test.

Master Teacher – California State University, Stanislaus and Brandman University

California Department of Education – History-Social Science Framework – Focus Group

California Council for the Social Studies Member

/Richard Vanden Bosch - JM Congressional Fellowship 2015

Sen. Boxer and Me - Summer 2015

2015

Contact Information:

E-mail:

vandenboschr@mjc.edu

 

Office Hours:

MJC East Campus, Room 120G; after classes, or by appointment

 

HIST 101 online textbook website

HIST 129 textbook website