As a member of the Humanities Division, Dr. Wechsler has developed and taught a wide variety of courses in both history and literature.
Professional Title: Professor of History
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: American History, the Holocaust, Humanities, Poetry
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Teaching courses in American History, the Holocaust, modern literature
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Survey of American History, the Civil War Era, Human Rights, British and American Poetry, the Holocaust.
Education: BA, Barnard College; MA (English), MA (History), Harvard University
Fun Facts: Outside work interests include: Music (choral singing and piano study), spy and detective novels, cats, dogs, travel and hiking.
I was an undergraduate history major at Barnard College and completed two Masters’ degrees (History, Literature) at Harvard University. I have also studied piano and sung in a chorus for many years. My biggest reward in teaching is to cultivate in my students an enthusiasm for the intellectual and artistic pursuits that have engaged me over the years. While at Lesley I have developed and taught a wide array of courses which include Human Rights and the Constitution; the United States and the World, the United States Since World War II, The Holocaust in Modern Jewish History, The Civil War Era, and Contemporary American Literature.
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