Marisela Ramos, Instructor in History and Social Science and LGBTQIA+ Adult Coordinator, will serve as the next History Department Chair beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Ramos, who will replace Christopher Jones, Instructor and Chair in History and Social Science, looks forward to supporting her colleagues in their shared passion for teaching.
“I hope to represent, advocate for, and support my History colleagues in a way that honors the passion and hard work that they share with our students on a daily basis. I also remember the mentorship and support with which they welcomed me to the department when I arrived, and I hope to be able to do the same for them as well as for new colleagues,” wrote Ramos in an email to The Phillipian.
During her tenure, Ramos hopes to discuss the role of the History Department by working with her colleagues both in the department and throughout campus.
“I also hope to engage in larger discussions about the role of History departments in a liberal arts education as well as the role of my department at Andover where we value intellectual curiosity, diversity, empathy, and collaboration, all of which my department fully embraces and represents,” wrote Ramos.
Ramos emphasized the continued importance of the History Department in teaching global citizenship to Andover students.
“History helps us understand ourselves and others. It helps us understand the societies in which we live. With these principles in mind, the History department will continue to approach what we teach and how we teach with a critical eye, in order to better prepare our students to become responsible global citizens,” wrote Ramos.