Teaching and Research Interests
After a career in accounting, I pursued a degree in history because of my interest in connecting US history with contemporary events. Along the way, I developed a particular focus on the important role of newspapers in American political history, especially in the Revolutionary and Ante-bellum periods. In the Hudson Valley Regional Review I wrote about Alexander and James Robertson, the first newspaper publishers in Albany, and the Historical Journal of Massachusetts published an article titled “The Wrongheaded and the Transparent Eye-Ball: Garrison, Emerson, and Antebellum Reform.” However, my teaching experience has taken me much further a field, from Colonial America to the History of the 1970s, from American Ethnic History to American Indian History, and from the printing press to the blog. While I continue research on newspapers, especially in light of the dramatic changes in the press of today, I have also recently begun developing a new area of interest – the history of sports in America. The successful teacher is ever a student.