Steven Baumann

Teacher, Historian, Podcaster, Violinist, Athlete, Friend to all

Steven Baumann


I teach with content knowledge, pedagogical practice, and humanity. I don’t believe in simply depositing information, but rather meeting the students where they are in order to be an adviser, mentor, collaborator, coach, observer, listener, and facilitator.


I was recently  the William J. Lowenberg Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and I am currently a PhD Candidate at Temple University, where I study global humanitarian movements with a focus on the American Friends Service Committee. I have presented interdisciplinary work in Scotland, Pennsylvania, Cuba, and Puerto Rico and have carried-out research in archives in Florida, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Havana, Philadelphia, and New York City. Research Interests: Transnational History, 20th Century American Religious History, U.S. – Latin America Foreign relations, Non-Governmental Organizations; American Friends Service Committee; missionaries; humanitarianism; refugees; global migrations

  • Remote Instruction
  • Collaborative creator
  • Online Courses
  • Suzuki-trained violinist
  • Global Experience
  • Editing and Writing services

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The Hour of History Podcast presents friendly conversations about academic and popular history with global experts.    

My global experiences have shaped my ability to connect with all people. I have taught students of all ages in environments ranging from an English school in China to public schools in New York City. I was educated at Louisiana State University, where I earned my B.A. in History with minors in Chinese, Political Science, and Asian Studies; Brooklyn College where I earned my M.A. in History; and St. John’s University where I earned my M.S. in Education. When I am not running the Anacostia River Trail, playing Irish tunes on my fiddle, or watching planes at Gravelly Point, I enjoy sharing my love of history and life with the current and next generation of historians.

Health of Body and Soul

My teaching is not limited to the knowledge found in books. I have experience studying and playing music at the university level and a lifetime of athletic training. Playing soccer, hockey, and running has helped me to create a balanced lifestyle that is not limited to academics.

Improve every day!

Every single day I work to improve. My days start with a run or Tai Chi and finish with reflection. I follow the words of the Dalai Lama who suggests, “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”

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I blog regularly at the Hour of History Podcast and would love to hear from you!


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