I have had an interdisciplinary approach to education as both a student and faculty member. I have formally studied five disciplines (English, history, religious studies, public policy analysis, and communication) which does not include four of the areas in which I have published (alcoholism/substance abuse, learning styles, quilting, and lesbian/gay issues). I also have an active interest in genealogy. Currently, I have a joint appointment in the departments of English and history at Schoolcraft College which is a two year community college near Detroit, Michigan.
I am a strong advocate for helping students publish their work. In addition to encouraging students to participate in the Scholarly Voices group on HASTAC, I also work to publish student writing on Scholarly Voices, College History, and Film Studies. I also serve as editor for Today in History, a primarily student written blog.
Currently, my students and I--in collaboration with faculty and students at other colleges and universities--are building the Unflattening Portal which is being designed for individuals who are teaching or reading Nick Sousanis' Unflattening (Harvard University Press, 2015).