I greatly enjoy my research, but like most historians I first came to love history in the classroom. Teaching not only lets me rekindle that love, but also helps me repay the debt I owe for having so many good teachers in my own past. I have been fortunate enough to teach in many different settings—four-year university, community college, and high school. For more information, download my Statement of Teaching. Also see below for links to a few syllabi from courses I have taught and another I would like to teach.

Courses Taught or Assisted

  • American Studies

  • Environmental History/Environment and History

  • Global Environment I/II

  • History of the Modern Middle East

  • History of the Peoples of Kansas

  • Humanities Capstone Research

  • Japanese History and Culture

  • Japanese Language I/II

  • Research in the Park

  • Revolution and Social Change in World History

  • Themes in Global History

  • Time Travel

  • United States Government

  • United States History to/from 1865/1877

  • Western Civilization II

U.S. History to 1877 syllabus & class schedule

U.S. History from 1877 syllabus & class schedule

Environmental history syllabus & class schedule

To bring together the records of the past and to house them in buildings where they will be preserved for the use of men and women living in the future, a Nation must believe in three things. It must believe in the past. It must believe in the future. It must, above all, believe in the capacity of its own people so to learn from the past that they can gain in judgment in creating their own future.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Atomic Agriculture

Atomic Agriculture