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Daniella Kreijen Ashburn M.A.



I grew up in the south of The Netherlands and immigrated to the United States in 1995. I grew up surrounded by history. Aachen, Charlemagne’s seat was 15 minutes away in Germany. Paris was 4 hours south, Berlin 6 hours east and Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium were only 1.5 hours away.Image result for rolduc abbey kerkrade netherlands My home town was established around an abbey in 1104 and many centuries before that the Romans had villas and bath houses there. During WWI The Netherlands were neutral and offered a refuge for many people and during WWII the area I lived in saw a lot of action. We my parents and grandparents were liberated by Canadian forces. Only 2 hours south in the Ardennes the Battle of The Bulge took place. I have always loved history because I lived among so many of its remnants. I chose to teach history because I love telling the stories of our common human journey.

Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade Netherlands




University of California, San Diego. September 2001 – December 2003
M.A.- History- C. Phil.
California State University, San Marcos. January 2000 – June 2001
B.A.- History
Palomar Community College, San Marcos January 99- December 1999
General Education courses for transfer
Leiden State University, Leiden, The Netherlands September 1993 – March 1995 : History of European Art

Professional Experience:

Palomar Community College. San Marcos, CA Spring 2007- Present
Grossmont Community College, El Cajon, CA Fall 2015
Lecturer/instructor :
Taught both parts of the World History curriculum, World History until 1650 and World History since 1650 ( Hybrid, Fast track (8wk), traditional 16wk.)
Taught both parts of the Western Civilization curriculum: Western Civilization until the Reformations and Western Civilization since the Reformations (Hybrid , Fast Track (8wk) and traditional 16wk)

University of California, San Diego. San Diego, CA Winter & Spring, 2005
Fall , 2002
Correcting and grading assignments for ca. one hundred students each quarter
Monitoring students’ writing progress
Ongoing conferences with the professor about each student’s performance

University of California, San Diego. San Diego, CA. Winter & Spring, 2003

Teaching Assistant
Reviewed, analyzed and interpreted lectures to the students in two weekly sessions.
Prepared students for exams
Helped students write papers according to prompts they received
Conducted mandatory progress checks and conferences in the weeks before papers were due in person and via (voluntary) email contact
Weekly conferences with faculty about the next week’s assignments
Held weekly office hours for further instruction

Professional Development:
“Teaching Men of Color in the Community College” Online. Palomar CC – Oct. 2016
IOTL: Introduction to Online Teaching @ One Online Course: Grossmont Community College Online Oct.-Nov. 2015
RACE: What are you?” Grossmont CC – Aug. 2015
“How to Recruit Students in the Digital Age” Grossmont CC –Aug. 2015
“Shifting Pedagogy from Behavioral Psychology to Neuroscience” Grossmont CC- Jan. 2015
POET: Palomar Online Education Training Online – Feb. 2014
“Teaching the 21st Century Student” CSUSM – Feb. 2013
“The Impact of Personality on Teaching, Learning, and
Communication Styles” (Myers Briggs). Palomar CC – Mar. 2012
“But I’m not a writing instructor (So what can I do about it)” CSUSM – Jan. 2012

Learning Outcome Council Palomar Community College: Jan.2015 -Dec. 2015
Curriculum Committee Palomar Community College: Jan.- Dec. 2013
Prerequisites sub-committee
Negotiations Advisory Council Palomar Community College: Aug. 2012- Mar.2013

Fluent in Dutch, German and English.
Working knowledge of Spanish and French

Guest Lectures:
LIFE at Mira Costa College , Oceanside . August 2013, March 2014, September, 2014
The Dutch East India Company
Palomar Comm. College, San Marcos: Political Economy Days Oct . 2012, 2013 / April 2013, 2014
“The World’s First IPO” : The connection b/w the Amsterdam Stock Exchange and the Dutch East India Company.
California State University, San Marcos. Fall, 2002
Was invited by Phi Alpha Theta to give a lecture on the graduate school experience to senior history students

World History Net and American Historical Association member
I have Permanent Resident status
I am a level one Official for USA Swim