Fall 2020

Section 0280 of HIST17.2
United States History from 1877 -- : Sep 09 - Dec 11 2020
This class is a late start class. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 3083 of HIST22
History of California -- : Sep 09 - Dec 11 2020
This class is a late start class. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Summer 2020

Section 8243 of HIST17.2
United States History from 1877 -- : Jun 15 - Jul 26 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Spring 2020

Section 6643 of HIST17.2
United States History from 1877 -- : Feb 03 - May 15 2020
The above section is a late start class that is offered in a hybrid format. Class meets once a week on campus on Mondays and has regular online assignments. Students must have regular access to the internet and be able to complete extensive assignments online.

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-present)

Ashford University (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