Fall 2024

Section 1750 of HIST17.1
History of the United States to 1877 -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2024

Section 2393 of HIST1.2
World History Since 1500 C.E. -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2024

Summer 2024

Section 8309 of HIST21
Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture -- : Jun 17 - Jul 28 2024
This section has no scheduled meetings.

Section 8539 of HIST1.1
World History to 1500 -- : Jun 17 - Jul 28 2024
This section has no scheduled meetings.

Spring 2024

Section 4578 of HIST17.2
United States History from 1877 -- : Jan 17 - May 15 2024

Section 6968 of HIST17.2
United States History from 1877 -- : Feb 13 - May 17 2024
This is a late start section that will meet in person at the day(s), time(s), and location listed. There will be additional course content delivered asynchronously online.

No office hours

BA (1987), University of California, Santa Cruz
MA (1993), San Jose State University
PhD (2002), University of Nevada, Reno

I live in Cloverdale but am an Oakland native and grew up in the East Bay.  I graduated from UC Santa Cruz (BA, 1987) and San Jose State University (MA, 1993), then started teaching at Bowling Green State University in 1993.  I received my doctorate in History from the University of Nevada (Reno) in 2002, after teaching there for six years. I’ve taught online since 2003 and enjoy it immensely, especially the dialogues and exchanges the online environment encourages.

In my career, I’ve taught a variety of classes, from American Cultural Pluralism to Criminal Justice to Western Civilization to United States history, which is my chief specialty. My main professional interests include twentieth-century American social, cultural, and urban history, as well as popular culture.  My first book, Architecture and Regional Identity in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1870-1970 (Lewiston NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007) touches on all three of these fields.

Work and Consulting Experience

Bowling Green State University (1993-94)

University of Nevada, Reno (1994-95, 1997-2002)

Everest University (2003-2015)

Art Institute Online (2006-2011)

Nevada State College (2008-2022)

Ashford University/University of Arizona Global Campus (2009-present)

Central Texas College (2015-present)

Santa Rosa Junior College (2016-present)

Professional Areas of Interest

Post-Civil War United States (social, cultural, urban), California history, popular culture