B.A., Temple University; Ph.D., University of California at San Diego


I’ve been at MU since 1999! Before that I taught at Cal State East Bay and UC Santa Cruz among other Bay Area schools.

My doctorate is in Modern European History. I’ve also taught Philosophy, Human Development, and Sociology. At MU I teach mostly World History of all sorts. I like to learn and I’m not done yet.

My research is on theories and practices of change, identity, and complex adaptive systems. My wife and I also own a farm where we practice regenerative agriculture with a team of pigs, goats, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, birds, snakes, rodents, hawks, buzzards, coyotes, pollinators, beetles, fungal mycelia, soil bacteria, and neighbors.