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I currently teach Latin American History in the Department of History at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. I previously taught at Gettysburg College, Illinois State University, and as a graduate student at the University of Kansas. See syllabi to browse this list organized thematically.


Spring 2013

Fall 2013 (University of Ghana)

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Spring 2010 (Latin American Experience: History and Conservation Biology of Panama)

Fall 2009 (University of Ghana)

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Spring 2008

Fall 2007

2006-2007: On sabbatical.

Spring 2006

Fall 2005

Spring 2005

Fall 2004

Spring 2004

Fall 2003

2002-2003: I was on leave with a Fulbright fellowship in Ecuador.

Spring 2002

Fall 2001

  • Latin America During the National Period (HIST 140)
  • History and Historiography (HIST 231 section 3 and FW)
  • Andean History (HIST328.03)

May 2001 Interim

  • Latin American History at the Movies (HIST 499)

Spring 2001

  • Latin America During the National Period (HIST 140)
  • Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (JINS 338)
  • Latin American Peasantry (HIST 536)

Fall 2000

  • Introduction to Latin American History (HIST 140)
  • History and Historiography (HIST 231.01)
  • Ethnic Identities in Latin America (HIST 328.04)

May 2000 Interim

  • Latin American History at the Movies (HIST 499.02)

Spring 2000

  • Introduction to Latin American History (HIST140, sec 1 & 2)
  • Andean History (HIST328.07)

Fall 1999

  • Latin America during the National Period (HIST140.01)
  • Revolutions in 20th-Century Latin America (HIST328.04)
  • Mexican History (HIST328.05)

Gettysburg College (1998-1999)

Because of my expertise in social movements, Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, hired me as a visiting scholar in Latin American Studies as part of their year-long area studies symposium on Social Movements in Latin America. I taught the following courses:

Spring 1999

Fall 1998
  • Revolutions in Latin America (LAS 273)
  • Indigenous Movements in Latin America (LAS 275)
  • Area Studies Seminar: Latin America (IDS 252)

Illinois State University (1997-1998)

I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois on a visiting one-year appointment. I taught the following courses:


University of Kansas

During the 1996-1997 academic year I was an Instructor with Latin American Studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas in an innovative program called KULAC (KU Languages Across the Curriculum) in which all instruction is conducted in Spanish. I taught the following courses:

  • Modern Latin American History (Fall 1996)
  • Indigenous Groups and Ethnicity in Latin America (Spring 1997)

From 1992 to 1996, I had a series of fellowships.

From 1990-1992, I was an Assistant Instructor in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. I had complete responsibility for the instruction of a section of sixty students in Colonial Latin American History, including syllabus preparation, lecturing, and grading.

Previous to that (1987-1990), I was a Teaching Assistant in the Department of History at the University of Kansas assisting professors in the instruction of history classes. My duties included responsibility for primary contact with seventy to one-hundred students per semester, grading assignments, leading discussion sections, and presenting occasional lectures. I was a Teaching Assistant in the following classes:

  • Modern Latin America
  • Colonial Latin America
  • United States Through the Civil War
  • United States Since the Civil War

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