Thanks for visiting! I am currently a lecturer in US History at California State University, Chico, and I have a PhD in 19th c. U.S. History and Women’s Studies from Penn State. My research interests include U.S. and African-American history; national identity and patriotism; sex and gender; white male privilege; historical fiction; and digital humanities, to name a few. I love teaching!
I am also Director of Business Operations at the North Valley Community Foundation, a social bank that connects donors with important causes throughout northern California and the world, requiring a combination of technological, organizational, financial, and human resources skills.
I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Chico Peace & Justice Center, an activist hub in the north state area facilitating organizing work around anti-racism training, counter-recruitment, resistance to militarization, and many more projects.
I play the saxophone and I love British crime dramas. I’m proud to be a dad and a husband to two remarkable women. Please visit the different areas of this site to learn more about my work. I’m also active on Twitter.
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)