MA in History, Sonoma State University, 2012
BA in English, Arizona State University, 1984
AA in Liberal Arts, Phoenix College, 1981
My goal as a history instructor is to inspire in students critical reading and writing skills, a fascination with stories that explain our nation, and the scholarly methods and ethics needed to be successful professionals. I also believe my courses provide historically-based solutions for the leaders of tomorrow. My professional and academic background includes work as a business manager, library research assistant, freelance journalist, inventory specialist, and employee trainer.
Presentations and Publications:
- Guest Lecturer, SRJC Arts & Lecture Series, Spring 2014 (Topic: "Sounds of Freedom: Abolitionists and Slave Music, 1838 - 1870"
- Early thesis research published in SSU History Journal, Spring 2012. Research presented at SSU Graduate Showcase, Spring 2013.
- Various articles on local music history and popular culture published in "North Bay Bohemian," 1991 to 2010.
- "Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge." Horace Mann
- "The past is never dead. It isn't even past." William Faulkner
- "If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking." Benjamin Franklin