Teaching Experience


Main teaching fields:

American History & Studies, Film / Television / Digital Media, Anthropology, and Cultural Studies.

Courses regularly cross-listed in:

Sociology, Psychology, War & Society, Gender Studies, Philosophy, African-American Studies, Popular Culture, Linguistics, and Media History, with teaching through the taught Master’s level.


Lawrence Technological University

(Southfield, Michigan, USA)


  • Development of the American Experience
  • Foundations of the American Experience
  • The American Intellectual Tradition

Michigan State University

(East Lansing, Michigan, USA)


  • The Modern United States (1945-present

Oakland Community College

(Royal Oak, Michigan, USA)

History, Anthropology:

  • American History to the Civil War
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Myth/Magic/Folk Religion

Pace University

(New York, NY, USA)

  • Introduction to American Studies
  • Writing in the Disciplines (Science Writing)
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Urban Ethnography
  • American Studies Senior Seminar: Topic Post-WWII Science and Technology in the United States (originated this course independently)

San Jose State University

(San Jose, California, USA)


  • Introduction to American Studies 1 & 2 (Team Taught)
  • Writing In the Humanities
  • Senior Seminar in the Humanities
  • Human Life

Sierra College

(Rocklin, California, USA)


  • History of the US to 1877
  • Western Civilization to 1715
  • World History to 1500
  • World History since 1500

Swansea University

(Swansea, Wales, UK – Postgraduate Tutoring)

American Studies, War & Society, Screen Studies, Media Studies:

  • Introduction to War and Society I & II
  • Representations of War
  • Introduction to Screen Studies
  • Reading the Screen
  • History of Mass Communications

University of Michigan-Dearborn

(Dearborn, Michigan, USA)

Anthropology, Women’s Studies, Sociology, Psychology, African-American and Africana Studies, Linguistics:

Four-Time nominee Distinguished Teaching Award 

  • Culture and Sexuality (Available for graduate credit)
  • Growth, Ecology and Evolution (Available for graduate credit)
  • Human Evolution
  • Human Genetics (Available for graduate credit)
  • Human Paleontology
  • International Popular Culture (Originated this course independently)
  • Introduction to Anthropology (four fields)
  • Language and Society (Available for graduate credit)
  • Popular Culture Studies (Originated this course independently)
  • Race and Evolution
  • Sexual Praxis and Theory (Available for graduate credit, originated this course independently)

Wayne State University

(Detroit, Michigan, USA)

History, Anthropology:

  • American Civilization since World War Two
  • Introduction to Anthropology (four fields)
  • Introduction to Physical Anthropology (Required Course for Ph.D. students, Medical Anthropology program)
  • United States History to 1877
  • United States History 1877 to Present

Woodland Community College

(Woodland, California, USA)


  • Anthropology 1; Physical Anthropology
  • Anthropology 2; Cultural Anthropology
  • U.S. History Since 1877