Curriculum Vitae

Michael S. Overholt

Curriculum Vitae as of 15 November 2018

 

Campus Address: Teaching, Learning, and Technology, 320 JC Long, College of Charleston
Phone: (843) 953-7998
E-mail: overholtm@cofc.edu

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

 Higher Education

2016 PhD, Classics, The University of Iowa

Thesis: The Practice of ἌΣΚΗΣΙΣ in Galen’s Avoiding Distress

Director: Professor John F. Finamore

 

2013 MA, Classics, The University of Iowa

 

2002 BA, Religious Studies, Gardner-Webb University

Supporting Areas / Minor: Greek

 

 

Professional and Academic Positions

2018 – Present Instructional Technologist, Teaching, Learning, and Technology, College of Charleston
Fall 2018 Adjunct Instructor, Department of Classics, College of Charleston
2017 – 2018 Assistant Head of Upper School, St. John’s Christian Academy, Moncks Corner, SC
2017 – 2018 Adjunct Instructor, Trident Technical College
2016 – 2017 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of Iowa
2013 – 2016 Teaching Assistant, Department of Classics, University of Iowa
2011 – 2013 Teaching Assistant, Department of Rhetoric, University of Iowa
2010 – 2011 Teaching Assistant, Department of Classics, University of Iowa
2007 – 2010 Latin Teacher, St. John’s Christian Academy, Moncks Corner, SC
2005 – 2010 English Teacher, St. John’s Christian Academy, Moncks Corner, SC

 

Honors and Awards

2014 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The University of Iowa
2014 Obermann Graduate Fellow, Obermann Graduate Institute, The University of Iowa
2010 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from South Carolina Congressman Henry Brown
2007 Maureen O’Donnell & Eunice E Kraft Teacher Training Scholarship, the American Classical League
2002 Dean’s Scholar Award, M. Christopher White School of Divinity, Gardner-Webb University

 

Memberships

Classical Association of the Mid-West and South (CAMWS)
Society of Classical Studies
International Society for Neoplatonic Studies

 

TEACHING

Courses Taught at the College of Charleston

Term Course# Title
Fall 2018 LATN202 Intermediate Latin – Cicero

 

Courses Taught for Trident Technical College on the campus of St. John’s Christian Academy

Term Course# Title
Spring 2018 HSS110 History of Ideas
Fall 2017 PHI110 Ethics

 

Courses Taught at the University of Iowa

Term Course# Title
Spring 2017 CLAS:1830:0AAA Greek Civilization
Spring 2017 CLAS:2016:0AAA Classical Mythology
Fall 2016 CLAS:2016:0AAA Classical Mythology
Fall 2016 CLSC:1001 Classical and New Testament Greek
Fall 2016 CLSA:1805:0EXZ Legends and Heroes
Fall 2015 CLSA:2016 Classical Mythology (online)
Fall 2015 CLSA:1020:0EXZ Rome: Soldiers, Slaves and Emperors
Summer 2015 CLSL:2001 World of Cicero
Summer 2015 CLSL:1002 Elementary Latin II
Summer 2015 CLSL:1001 Elementary Latin I
Spring 2015 CLSA:3015 TA – Four Discussion Sections for Classical Myth
Fall 2014 CLSL:2001 World of Cicero
Fall 2014 CLSA:3015 TA – One Discussion Section for Classical Myth
Fall 2013 CLSA:1840.002/004 TA – Two Discussion Sections for Roman Civilization
Fall 2013 CLSL:1001 Elementary Latin I
Summer 2013 CLSL:2002 Golden Age of Roman Poetry
Summer 2013 CLSL:2001 World of Cicero
Summer 2013 CLSL:1002 Elementary Latin II
Summer 2013 CLSL:1001 Elementary Latin I
Spring 2013 RHET:1030 Rhetoric
Fall 2012 RHET:1030 Rhetoric
Fall 2012 RHET:1030 Rhetoric
Summer 2012 CLSL:2002 Golden Age of Roman Poetry
Summer 2012 CLSL:2001 World of Cicero
Summer 2012 CLSL:1002 Elementary Latin II
Summer 2012 CLSL:1001 Elementary Latin I
Spring 2012 RHET:1030 Rhetoric
Fall 2011 RHET:1030 Rhetoric
Fall 2011 RHET:1030 Rhetoric
Summer 2011 CLSL:1001 Elementary Latin I
Spring 2011 CLSL:1002 Elementary Latin II
Fall 2010 CLSL:1001 Elementary Latin I
Fall 2010 CLSL:1001 Elementary Latin I

 

Innovations in Teaching (Other Teaching Contributions)

Pedagogical Training
2018 Instructor, College of Charleston, Led workshops on educational practices such as “effortful retrieval” and “spaced out, interleaved, and varied practice” from Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning with the focus on how instructors could implement the learning strategy into secondary language courses
Monthly Newsletter
2018 Author, College of Charleston, Designed and disseminated a monthly letter to faculty in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs that addressed pedagogical trends and trainings
Educational Blogposts
2018 Author, College of Charleston, Composed a monthly blogpost on a teaching or learning strategy that I then advertised on an online message board for faculty and Twitter
Technology Training for Faculty
2018 Instructor, College of Charleston, Led workshops on educational technology services that included but were not limited to Turnitin, Poll Everywhere, MediaSite, and Padlet
Technology Assistance for Faculty
2018 Instructional technologist, College of Charleston, Responded to faculty who were having difficulties using technology supported by the College of Charleston
Course Management Design and Support
2018 Instructor, College of Charleston, Helped faculty design online course material and trained faculty to use the learning management system at the College of Charleston
Professional Development
2017-2018 Co-Leader, Upper School, St. John’s Christian Academy, Led the professional development of the upper school faculty by organizing the Professional Learning Communities and leading workshops, technological training, and book discussions
Preparation for National Accreditation Process
2017-2018 Co-Leader, Accreditation Team Committee, Upper School, St. John’s Christian Academy, Assisted in the preparation for national accreditation by overseeing the organization and collection of evidence of excellent pedagogy  
Curriculum Design
2017-2018 Leader, Upper School Curriculum Upgrade, St. John’s Christian Academy, Reformatted the Long Range Plan guide (LRP) and managed the creation and collection of LRPs in updating the Curriculum Guide for faculty
Implementation of Student Response System (SRS)
2017 Instructor, University of Iowa, Worked with the Center for Teaching to implement the use of the SRS TurningPoint polling software to address the needs of first generation college students; trained my teaching assistants to use the SRS; presented SRS use to Department of Classics faculty
Design and Implementation of a New Course
2015 Training the Citizen: Philosophy as a Civic Virtue, University of Iowa, Designed an instructor-paced course for undergraduate students in collaboration with the Division of Continuing Education that included recorded lectures, PowerPoint presentations, writing assignments, reading quizzes, a final project, and discussion board assignments within a “gaming the classroom” format
2014 De Cura Sui: From Self-Discovery to Civic Engagement, Horn Elementary School, Iowa City, IA, Wrote a philosophy curriculum for elementary students that emphasizes self-care and citizenship principles

 

Related Professional Skills

 

 

2018 Trained to use collaborative media software such as VoiceThread and MediaSite at the College of Charleston
2018 Trained to use Poll Everywhere technology with PowerPoint or Google Slides for an interactive classroom at the College of Charleston
2017 Trained to use the learning management system RenWeb for student-parent communication at St. John’s Christian Academy
2017 Trained to use the learning management system D2L at Trident Technical College
2016 Trained to use TurningPoint technologies with PowerPoint for an interactive large lecture classroom
2016 Trained to teach blended classrooms using Zoom, a traditional and web-enhanced classroom that provides Greek I for students enrolled at The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and Michigan State University for the Division of Continuing Education, The University of Iowa
2015 Trained to teach Instructor-Paced Courses in the Division of Continuing Education including the use of Panopto, The University of Iowa
2014 Trained in civic engagement with the Obermann Graduate Institute at The University of Iowa
2013 Trained to teach in the Transform, Interact, Learn, Engage (TILE) classrooms at The University of Iowa
2012 Trained to teach Guided Independent Study (GIS) courses at The University of Iowa
2008 Trained to lead student travel groups with Education First (Paris, France)

 

Teacher Mentoring

Middle and High School, St. John’s Christian Academy

Supervised Teaching Activity
Spring 2018 Estacia Hernandez
2017 – 2018 Sam Denton

  

SCHOLARSHIP

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

“Gaging the Μετριοπάθεια of Galen’s Ἄσκησις in Avoiding Distress” (under review).

“Imitation and Pedagogical Purpose in Plato’s Epistemology” (in progress).

  

Invited Talks

2017 “Getting into College,” College Life Class, Junior Scholars Camp, Berkeley County School District, 26 June.
2013 “Running with Endurance,” Commencement Address Class of 2013, St. John’s Christian Academy, Moncks Corner, SC, 31 May.

 

 

Conference Activity

2017 “Beginning a Teachers’ Academy,” 2017 State Teachers’ Conference of the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA), Pinewood Preparatory School, Summerville, South Carolina, 3 November 2017
2016 “Mimicry ‘with Knowledge’ in Plato’s Theaetetus-Sophist Structure,” 14th annual International Society for Neoplatonic Studies in conjunction with Gonzaga University and Seattle University in Seattle, WA, 15-18 June 2016
2016 “‘Know Thyself’: the Delphic Oracle in Bridging Theory and Practice,” 16th Annual Craft Critique Culture Graduate Conference at The University of Iowa, 8-9 April 2016
2016 “Roundtable Discussion on K12 and Engagement,” the Obermann Graduate Institute conference “Taking It to the Streets,” 3-4 March 2016
2015 “Classics and Public Engagement, up” Classical Association of the Midwest and South at the University of Colorado-Boulder, 26-28 March 2015
2015 “Φαντασίαι as Memory Images in Plato,” Classical Association of the Midwest and South at the University of Colorado-Boulder, 26-28 March 2015
2013 “Loss as Sacrifice: Galen’s Philosophical ΑΚΣΗΣΙΣ in De Indolentia,” conference on “Sacrifice, Terror, and the Good” at the Ninth Annual Religion, Literature, and the Arts Conference at The University of Iowa, 24-26 September 2013

 

Campus Talks

2017 “Eleusinian Mysteries,” for Professor Hackworth’s course “Ancient Mediterranean Religions,” The University of Iowa, February
2015 “Lesson Plans: Making It All Work Together,” for Professor Lindgren’s course “Teaching in the Classics,” The University of Iowa, 6 May
2014 “Self-Knowledge in Plato’s Alcibiades 1,” University Honor Fellows, The University of Iowa, 22 September

 

Public Engagement

2014 – 2015 “Citizenship Club.” I partnered with Peggy Powell (Counselor, Earnest Horn Elementary, Iowa City Community School District) to implement a philosophy curriculum for a 5th and 6th grade pullout class that taught self-care practices and assisted students in producing a public service project, which each presented to Principal Kristin Cannon
2013 – 2016 “The Nestor Project,” Department of Classics, The University of Iowa. I designed and coordinated this life story project with my Classics supervisor, Professor Marcia Lindgren
2010 Led a group of students and parents to Greece and Italy with Education First (https://www.ef.edu)
2009 Led a group of students and parents to Greece and Italy with Education First (https://www.ef.edu)

 

SERVICE

Profession

2018 South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Accreditation Team Member, Colleton Preparatory Academy, Walterboro, SC. May

 

Department

2013 Professional Development Program, co-leader, Department of Rhetoric, The University of Iowa
2013 Graduate Advisory Council, Department of Rhetoric, 2012-2013

 

Community Involvement

2014 – 2015 Earnest Horn Elementary School, Iowa City, IA, tutor
2012 – 2013 Earnest Horn Elementary School, Iowa City, IA, tutor
2011 – 2012 Earnest Horn Elementary School, Iowa City, IA, tutor

 

Media Coverage

2015 “Education Exchange: Horn Elementary Presents Citizenship Through Classic Philosophy” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtM3twsfII0
2015 Obermann Center Graduate Fellow Michael Overholt -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTLuDUR2j4E

 

Languages

English (native)

Ancient Greek (reading)

Latin (reading)

French (reading)

German (reading)