Teaching Assistant Professor, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Rachel Osgood is a Teaching Assistant Professor of History in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Division at Mines. She began her career at Mines in January 2012.
Professor Osgood received her Master of Arts degree in History for Old Dominion University. She has completed PhD work at West Virginia University and Leiden University in the Netherlands. Her areas of research are modern US history and the history of development, including civil defense, Rocky Flats, and the Peace Corps. She has also developed a specialty in Nepali history and Service Learning.
At Mines, she has taught both 100 and 200 required courses. In addition, Professor Osgood has led multiple service trips to the Khumbu Valley of Nepal in partnership with Hike for Help and the Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Rural Municipal Government.
Outside of Mines, Rachel Osgood volunteers with local refugee populations in various ways. She also loves being outside working in her garden and camping with her family.