Service to College and Community

Curriculum Development

Courses and Seminars Created

  • HIST-264: Medieval Europe, first offered Winter 2012
  • HIST-262: American Military History, first offered Winter 2009
  • HIST-299: Atomic America, first offered Fall 2007
  • HIST-260: History of Michigan (co-created with Ronald Marinucci), first offered Spring 2007

 Course Revision

  • HIST-257: History of the Holocaust revised to include new, learner-centered course objectives and updated course description language.  Tentative implementation, Fall 2013
  • HIST-152: World History from 1500 CE to the Present adapted for use in the MCC Honors Program and first offered Winter 2010
  • HIST-155: US History 1877 to the Present adapted for use in the MCC Honors Program and first offered Winter 2008

 Online Course Development

  • HIST-113: History of East Asia from 1600 CE to the Present—WWW format first offered Spring 2012
  • HIST-262: American Military History—WWW format first offered Winter 2011
  • HIST-152: World History from 1500 CE to the Present—WWW format first offered Winter 2009
  • HIST-151: World History to 1500 CE—WWW format first offered Fall 2008

Committee Service and Other Selected Projects

Academic

  • October 2012: Served as a facilitator at the Michigan Honors Association Fall Retreat, leading discussions on political civility.
  • 2011-2012: Served as faculty chair of e-Learning Workgroup responsible for revising e-Learning Standards and Practices
  • 2011-Present: Served as Faculty Technology Consultant in the CTL
  • 2008-Present: Honors Program Steering Committee

 Service to the College

  • Winter 2011: Served on Political Science search committee.
  • 2009-2010: Member of Professional Development Advisory Committee
  • 2009-2010: Ad hoc committee on Hybrid Courses
  • 2008-2010: Social Science Division Representative to Academic Affairs Subcommittee
  • 2007-2010: Social Science Division Representative to Academic Computing Subcommittee
  • Winter 2008: Served on Sociology search committee.
  • Winter 2007: Served on Sociology search committee.
  • Winter 2007: Served on History search committee.
  • 2006-Present: De facto discipline representative, which has involved assisting with scheduling, textbook ordering, and serving as the Dean’s proxy in the evaluation of part-time faculty.

 Community Focused Activities

  • September 20, 2012: Co-Coordinated and Participated in MCC’s Constitution Day commemoration.
  • September 15, 2011: Co-Coordinated and Participated in MCC’s Constitution Day commemoration.
  • September 11, 2011: Delivered remarks at dedication of MCC’s 9/11 memorial.
  • September 16, 2010: Co-Coordinated and Participated in MCC’s Constitution Day commemoration.
  • September 17, 2009: Co-Coordinated and Participated in MCC’s Constitution Day commemoration.
  • February 2009: Served as MC for An Afternoon of Black History in Song, an event commemorating African American History Month
  • September 17, 2008: Co-Coordinated and Participated in MCC’s Constitution Day commemoration.
  • August 2008: Appeared on WFLT-AM to promote MCC’s history courses.
  • September 17, 2007: Co-Coordinated and Participated in MCC’s Constitution Day commemoration.
  • 2006-2007: Served on community committee organizing events for After Lewis and Clark: The Forces of Change, 1806-1871, including giving a talk on the role of the American military in the settlement of the Trans-Mississippi West.

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