Tuning Participant


Portland Community College

Robert Flynn received his PhD in diplomatic history from the University of Kentucky in 2001. His research interests include the Vietnam War, decolonization, and the Kennedy administration. He has been an instructor of history at Portland Community College since 2004, where he teaches Western civilization, US, and Middle East history, and where he served as the History Subject Area Committee chair from 2008–09. Robert’s interest in the History Tuning Project stems from his present role as the assessment coordinator for history, a post in which he oversees the History Subject Area’s effort to ensure that students taking PCC history classes are achieving course outcomes. He hopes that participation in the History Tuning Project will help the PCC History Subject Area Committee better align its outcomes to the core goals of the discipline and to the expectations of faculty at the four-year institutions to which our students transfer.