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Keegan Shepherd



Ph.D. – History, University of South Florida (defense August, 2017)

Dissertation: “Measuring Up: Standardized Testing and the Making of Modern                                     American Identity, 1945-2001”
Advisor: David K. Johnson, Ph.D.
Fields: U.S. History (Early and Modern); History of Gender and Sexuality

M.A.               History, University of Central Florida, 2011
B.A.                History, University of Central Florida, 2006


Teaching Experience

University of Tampa—Department of History, Sociology, Geography and Legal Studies

Adjunct Instructor, July 2017—present
Courses Taught: World History, 1500-present

University of South Florida—History Department

Graduate Teaching Associate, August 2016—December 2016
Course Taught: American History since 1877

University of South Florida—History Department

Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2012—May 2016
Courses Assisted: Theory of History; US Since 1945, American History since 1877, History of the Soviet Union, Latin American History

Seminole State College—Department of Humanities, History, and Modern Languages

Adjunct Instructor, August 2011—August 2012
Courses Taught: American History to 1865, American History since 1865

University of Central Florida—History Department

Adjunct Instructor, August 2011-August 2012
Courses Taught: World Civilization part 2, Western Civilization part 2

University of Central Florida—History Department

Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2009-May 2010
Courses Assisted: American History to 1865, American History since 1865


Other Academic Employment

Federal Demonstration Partnership—Faculty Workload Survey

Graduate Assistant, Summer 2015
Supervisor: Sandra Schneider, Ph.D.  

University of South Florida—Graduate Assistants United

Organizing Chair, 2014-2016


Awards and Fellowships

University of South Florida Dissertation Completion Fellowship—January-August, 2017

Harry S. Truman Library Institute Research Grant—November 2015

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Research Travel Grant—June 2015

University of Central Florida Provost’s Graduate Fellowship—2008-2009


Panels and Workshops Assembled

* “A Public of Professionals: The Postwar White-Collar Middle Class and Its Anxious Search for Legitimacy,” Panel assembled with Sam Franklin (Brown) and Scott Kames (Trinity Dublin), 2015 Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference; Washington, D.C.: 15-18 October, 2015.

* “Getting in the Stacks: Using Archival Sources to Better Understand LGBTQ+ Histories and Intersectional Identities,” Workshop constructed with Matt Knight (USF Library Special Collections), Florida Collegiate Pride Coalition Conference; Tampa, FL: 28 February, 2015.


Academic Presentations

* “Transparency Laws, Test Prep, and Technology: The Turning Points for College-Entrance Standardized Testing, 1977-1989,” History of Education Society 55th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO: 5-8 November, 2015.

* “Bodies of Knowledge: Standardized Testing, Middle-Class Anxieties, and Neoliberal Biopolitics,” Provost Postdoctoral Symposium, University of South Florida; Tampa, FL: 20 March, 2015.

* “From ‘Sex Difference’ to ‘Gender Gap’: Historicizing the Discourse on Girls, Math Education, and Standardized Tests in the Late-Twentieth Century,” History of Education Society 54th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN: 6-9 November, 2014.

* “All of the Above, None of the Above: Charting U.S. American and Puerto Rican Identities through the Prueba de Aptitud Academica,” Provost Postdoctoral Symposium, University of South Florida; Tampa, FL: 28 March, 2014.

* “iStumped: Difficulties and Solutions to Contemporary Interdisciplinary Approaches to History,“ International Society of Social Studies Conference, University of Central Florida; Orlando, FL: 25-26 Feb., 2010.

* “’Golden Living Dreams of Visions’: Cover Songs, Cultural Conversations, and American Memory,” UCF History Department Film Series, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL: 12 Nov., 2009.

* “The Dog. The Dog Ran: McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers and the ‘Value of an Education’,” Guest lecture, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; 16 October 2009.


Book Review

* Review for U.S. Studies Online of American Education in Popular Media: From the Blackboard to the Silver Screen, eds. Sevan G. Terzian and Patrick A. Ryan; available at



Alliance of Graduate Employee Locals, Co-Chair—2015-2016

History of Education Society Graduate Student Committee, Committee Member2014-2016

University of South Florida, Safe Zone Facilitator2013-2015