History of the American West, The Pacific World, American Cultural History, State and Local History
Ph.D., World Cultures, University of California, Merced, 2009
M.A., History, California State University, Stanislaus - 2001
B.A., History, California State University, Stanislaus - 1998
History of Contemporary American Cinema
World Civilization I
World Civilization II
Forthcoming article: With Kirsten Livingston and Hannah Zimmerman, "A Revised List of Vessels Engaged in the California Sea Otter Trade, 1786-1847". International Journal of Maritime History.
Article: "The Sea Otter Islands: Geopolitics and Environment in the East Asian Fur Trade". Asia Pacific: Perspectives 9:2 (June 2010): 27-34.
Book Review: Carlos Schwantes, Just One Restless Rider: Reflections on Trains and Travel (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2009). Pacific Northwest Quarterly 101:2 (Spring 2010): 100.
Article: "The Near Extinction and Reemergence of the Pacific Sea Otter", 1850-1938.Pacific Northwest Quarterly 100:4 (Fall 2009): 181-191.
Book Review: Joshua Blu Buhs, Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2009), and Michael McLeod, Anatomy of a Beast: Obsession and Myth on the Trail of Bigfoot (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009). Journal of American Culture 32:4 (2009).
Book Review: Sheerly Avni, Cinema By The Bay (New York: George Lucas Books, 2006).Journal of American Culture 31:2 (2008).
Article: “From A Place Not Far, Far Away: The Modesto Years of George Lucas, Jr".Stanislaus Stepping Stones 31:5 (September-October 2007): 1697-1701.
Article: "Snoop’s Devil Dogg: African-American Ghostlore and Bones". Journal of American Culture 30:3 (September 2007): 285-292.
Instructor, Modesto Junior College (Modesto, CA), 2006 – 2011.
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Merced (Merced, CA), 2005 – 2007.
Lecturer, California State University, Stanislaus (Turlock, CA), 2005 – 2009.
Lecturer, Humphreys College (Modesto, CA), 2003 – 2011.
International Maritime Economic History Association
Society for the History of Discoveries
Washington State Historical Society