Lindsey B. Maxwell is an Assistant Teaching Professor who specializes in the history of faith, politics, and education. She examines how social networking evolved through print media to shape religious doctrines, political ideologies, and personal identities. Extending from the study of America’s rural heartlands and metropolitan centers of South Africa, Maxwell’s scholarship traces developments from their local origins to their global impact. Her doctoral research examined the significance of missionary periodicals in the ascent of Pentecostalism to a dynamic intercontinental movement of the early twentieth century. Maxwell’s current project investigates the rise of homeschooling in 1970s America to clarify its cultural and political impact on present-day education. Maxwell has presented this work in progress, which she outlines on her personal website, to audiences at the American Historical Association, the American Academy of Religion, and the History of Education Society.
Maxwell has gathered extensive experience as an educator in different environments. She has taught American and World History courses in high-schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. Her practical qualifications include curriculum development and instructional design. Through use of cutting-edge technologies, she creates immersive and inclusive classroom experiences for digital natives of the twenty-first century. In all her instruction, she emphasizes skill development, information literacy, and collaborative learning to prepare students for success in contemporary academic and professional settings. Maxwell has contributed to the National Council for the Social Sciences and other educational conferences with talks on tech-assisted online teaching and the use of virtual reality in history education.