Office: 272 L Snyder
PhD, University of Cincinnati
Modern History, Jewish History
MA, Bowling Green State University
Early Modern History, Popular Culture
BA, Wilkes College
Courses taught at Clermont College:
Although I teach the entire range of courses on European and world history, my research interests, and specialized classes, reflect my interest in modern history and popular culture. In addition to modern Anglo-American and Modern Jewish history, I have a particular interest in popular culture, especially film and science fiction. I am a regular book reviewer for a variety of historical and professional journals such as Choice Magazine and Library Journal.
Selected Publications & Presentations:
Fighting the Future War: An Anthology of Science Fiction War Stories, 1914-45 (Routledge, 2011).
Co-author, The Jews of Cincinnati (Arcadia, 2007) “Between the Diaspora and Zion: Cecil Roth and His American Friends,” Jewish History 20, No. 3 (2006):283–97.
“The Burdman-Levy Archival Expedition of 1962 to Europe,” The American Jewish Archives Journal, 55, no. 2: 31–41.
“The Wartime Letters of Rabbi Morris Frank, 1944–45,” The American Jewish Archives Journal 54, no. 2: 71–87.
“Creating ‘Jewish History for Our Own Needs:’ The Evolution of Cecil Roth’s Historical Vision, 1925-1935.” Modern Judaism (2001):216–37.
“The True Glory and the Failure of Anglo-American Film Propaganda.” The Journal of Contemporary History 33 (1998):21–34.
“Tunisian Victory and Anglo-American Film Propaganda in World War II.” The Historian 58, no.3 (Spring 1996): 517–29.
“Mobilization for War in Early Elizabethan England: The Newhaven Expedition of 1562.” Perspectives in History XI (1995-1996):13–26.