Brandon Downing teaches courses on Native Americans, Frontiers and Borderlands, Colonial North America, Era of the American Revolutionary War, and the Atlantic World. His current research focuses on the impact that Native-white violence had on the political and cultural development of colonial Pennsylvania in the broader context of the British Empire's North American backcountry. A recent John K. Alexander Teaching Award from the University of Cincinnati (for his class on Native Americans) reflects Downing's pursuit of excellence in the classroom. Nominated for his innovative teaching style and inspiring his students to view history from multiple perspectives, Downing is always seeking ways to foster critical and creative growth among his students.
- PhD, University of Cincinnati, 2014
- MA, Slippery Rock University, 2009