A Brief Introduction

I’m a Community College History instructor, semi-geek,homebrewer, paranormal interestee.  This site serves as a personal blog as well as a public repository for conference papers, teaching ideas, and anything else I deem useful.

I’m an instructor at Mott Community College, Flint Michigan, where I teach courses US, World, East Asian, American Military, and Medieval European history as well as doing some part-time educational tech consulting and training for our Center for Teaching and Learning.

I have a BA in history from Hanover College and an MA in US History from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

My first book, Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist: Alien Contact Tales Since the 1950s will be published in 2013 by McFarland.  This site served as a work journal for the project and a reminder to future me why I have no recollection of the Summer of 2012…