Julie Ransom teaches the AP European History classes and sixth grade Humanities at The Waterford School. She also serves as a class six homeroom advisor and coaches Waterford’s Ethics Bowl team. Prior to her arrival in 2014, she was on the faculty at Brigham Young University for 20 years, specializing in teaching the History of Civilization courses for the Humanities and Honors departments. She received her BA from BYU where she studied Humanities and Political Science. She received her MA from Penn State University where she studied Humanities and wrote her graduate thesis on art and literature of the Harlem Renaissance. Ms Ransom enjoys writing and has published articles about art, parenting and religion. She also enjoys collecting and sharing good literature and thought-provoking podcasts.