Summer 2018

Section 8876 of HIST17.1
History of the United States to 1877 -- : May 29 - Jul 08 2018
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to ( to find the section number links.

Spring 2018

Section 5218 of HIST17.1
History of the United States to 1877 -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2018
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Section 6643 of HIST17.2
United States History from 1877 -- : Feb 05 - May 18 2018
The above section is a late start class that is offered in a hybrid format. Class meets once a week on campus on Wednesdays 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) appeared in 2007 and 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

Presentations and Publications: 

Architecture and Regional Identity in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1870-1970.  Lewiston NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007.