Presidential Teaching Professor
Fields of Study: Asia (Japan & Korea), Colonial Empires, Cultural/Intellectual, Global, Memory and Commemoration
Office: Zulauf 702
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
Current Research: A global study of responses by adherents of the Baha'i' Faith to colonialism and decolonization
NIU Today article April 16, 2013
In addition to general education surveys in modern Asian and world history, and a three-semester, 300-level sequence in Japanese history, I enjoy learning and teaching new material outside of my comfort zone. I have developed thematic courses on the Korean War, the Japanese empire, and Asian women's history, as well as methodological courses such as HIST 295 and 494. At the graduate level, I have taught reading seminars in Japanese history and modern colonial empires, and a research seminar on using popular culture in historical investigation.