About Stefania Wasniewski
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
M.A. | History | University of Texas at San Antonio
B.A. | Classics, Minor in History and English | University of Texas at San Antonio
Academia Reader/Grader, History Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, Fall 2013-Spring 2015 TA, Quantitative Learning Program, History Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, Summer 2014-May 2015 Contributor for the Faces of Survival exhibit, Institute of Texan Cultures, Fall 2014. Exhibit opened April 16, 2015. Under direction from Dr. Kollen Guy. Social Sci./Human Resource Associate 1, History Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. History Tutor, Athletics Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, Fall 2015 thru Spring 2017 Adjunct Professor of History, World Civilization II, History Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, Fall 2016 Adjunct Professor of History, European Civilization, History Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, Summer 2017 Adjunct Faculty of History, HIST 1301 United States History 1, HIST 1302 United States History II, HIST 2321 World Civilization I, HIST 2322 World Civilization II, and HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities, Humanities Department, Alamo College (Northwest Vista), San Antonio, Fall 2017- Current (Fall 2020) Member of NVC Faculty Black Lives Matter Association
Everyone is an imprint of the past. I take this as my motto for the teaching and understanding of history. Based on my experience in studying history on the global scale, I bring with me a broad approach to how history, and its consequences, are experienced and understood. No matter who we are as individuals, we are a product of past events and processes. My goal is to aid student's wanting to break with the mold that society has historically brought them. Everyone deserves a chance to get a degree, and a job that brings out the best in them. I apply this ideology to the students I teach. My experience is different than others. I was born in a communist country during the Cold War, when education was limited, and advancement was only based on who you were in society. Luckily, my American parents adopted me, and got me out. My objective is to prove to students that their advancement is only limited where they think and feel it is. Once they prove to themselves they can and will push beyond their initial goals, nothing can stop them. I believe that my goal in life is to teach students in the hope that they carry with them a better understanding of who they are, and why society needs them to make the world better than it was in the past. Their past, does not have to control their future success!