I enjoy teaching a wide variety of courses about topics in public history, the history of technology, and American history. My courses typically involve plenty of reading, writing, and talking, and are often taught in a seminar style.


Course offerings include:

  • Learning from Las Vegas
  • Introduction to Public History
  • America's National Parks
  • Monuments and Memory
  • Museums and History
  • Hands-on History (topics vary)
  • Senior Thesis in Museum Studies

I have also taught:

  • Modern America
  • American Social and Intellectual History
  • History of the American West
  • Hands-on History: Exploring Rochester's Medical Past
  • Hands-on History: The History of RIT
  • Hands-on History: Deaf 1880 (co-taught with Dr. Rebecca Edwards)
  • Writing the West (honors) -- co-taught with an English Department colleague
  • ...and many undergraduate independent studies

I was selected as the 2008-09 winner of the Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Since 2007, I have served as a faculty advisor and coach for the RIT Debate Society. I am also faculty advisor for the Sports Debate Society.