History DEPartment Faculty
 
Jon Bang joined the Burroughs faculty in 2002. He teaches American government, World Civ II and U.S. history. He is a faculty co-sponsor of SLAMUN. He holds a bachelor's degree in history and German from St. Olaf College. He spent a year in Austria studying modern European history at the University of Vienna on a Fulbright Fellowship. Prior to coming to Burroughs, Bang taught history and German at Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault, Minnesota.
 
Carrie Dodson-Ching joined the History Department on a part-time basis in 2015. She teachies one section each of 7th grade Geography and Global Issues and World Civilizations II. Dodson-Ching holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University and a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. She comes most recently from Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience (St. Louis Public Schools), where she taught ninth and tenth grade social studies classes.
 
Martha Fischer (Class of '91) teaches U.S. history, Social Studies 8, coaches boys and girls soccer, and coaches girls basketball. She has been a member of the Burroughs faculty for 12 years (1995-2005, 2010 - ). Between 2005 and 2010, Fischer worked in New York City as an independent online media professional. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Vassar College.
 
Christopher Front joined the Burroughs faculty in 2002. He is principal for grades 11 and 12 and teaches U.S. History Since 1945. Chris is also member of the College Counseling team. Front holds a bachelor's degree in history and a master's in U.S. history from Columbia University and an "All But Dissertation" degree in U.S. history from Northwestern University. Prior to coming to Burroughs, Front was a graduate assistant and visiting instructor at Northwestern University and worked at Ligature, Inc. (an educational publishing company) and at the Chicago Historical Society.
 
Daniel Harris joined the Burroughs faculty in 1996. He is director of Diversity & Multicultural Education. He co-teaches African-American Studies, coordinates the 10th Grade Diversity Seminar and coaches boys' and girls' track. Harris holds a dual bachelor's degree in political science and African-American studies from Washington University
 
Christopher Hinshaw was a member of the Burroughs faculty (history) from1993 to 2002, and returned in 2005 after serving as head of The College School for three years. He  teaches U.S. history and Contemporary Global Issues. Hinshaw earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Bethel College and a master's in education from the University of Iowa.
 
Holly Lorencz joined the Burroughs faculty in 2001. She teaches Latin, Greek, World Civ I and World Civ II, and is a faculty co-sponsor of St. Louis Area Model United Nations and The Hague International Model United Nations. Lorencz holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Regina-Canada, a bachelor's in classics from the University of Calgary and a master's in classics from Queen's University.
 
Christine Marshall joined the Burroughs faculty in 2002. She teaches 7th grade social studies and World Civ I. She is sponsor for the 7th & 8th Grade Model United Nations. She holds a bachelor's degree and master's from Southern Illinois University and a master's of liberal arts and a master's in international affairs from Washington University.
 
John Merritt joined our History Department in fall 2011 to teach seventh-grade social studies and World Civ I and II. He is also coaching football, basketball and track and as the director of student services for the Aim High summer enrichment program. Merritt holds a bachelor's degree in history and education from Washington University. Prior to Burroughs, he held several teaching and administrative positions in the Kirkwood and Belleville school districts and at Crossroads College Prep.
 

Mark Nicholas joined the Burroughs faculty in 1982. He teaches American government, World Civ II and a senior elective, Literature and History. Nicholas is co-coordinator of faculty evaluation and coaches varsity football. He holds a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and taught at several high schools in Michigan prior to coming to Burroughs

 
Mark Smith joined the Burroughs faculty in 1998.  He is chair of the History Department and teaches American government, U.S. History, African-American Studies and Bioethics. He holds the Sortland Endowed Chair in American Studies. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy/history from the College of William and Mary, and a master's and doctorate in history from the University of Virginia. Prior to coming to Burroughs, he was a graduate assistant and visiting instructor at the University of Virginia.
 
James Wagner joined the Burroughs faculty in 1988. He teaches 7th grade social studies, World Civ I and a senior elective, Urban Issues and Design. Wagner holds a bachelor's degree in history and government from Lawrence University and a master's in urban planning and real estate development from St. Louis University.