Office: Greenville 304
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West Virginia University, Ph.D., December 2002
Fields: US Diplomatic; Twentieth Century US Social; East Asia; Latin America
Dissertation Title: “A Helping Hand?: The United States and the ‘Questions of the Far
East’ at the Washington Conference, 1921-22.” Advisor: Dr. Jack Hammersmith
Slippery Rock University, M.A., History, December 1995
Fields: Chinese History; US History
University of Dayton, B.A., American Studies, December 1992
Thiel College, Department of History
Associate Professor (2008-Present)
Assistant Professor (2005-2008)
Genesee Community College, Division of Social Sciences
West Virginia University, Department of History
Instructor (Fall 2001; 2002-04)
Graduate Instructor (1996-2000)
Fairmont State College, School of Social Sciences
Adjunct Instructor (Spring 2002)
Visiting Full-time Instructor (2000-2001)
West Virginia University, Department of Humanities
Instructor (Fall 2002)
HIST 101: United States History until 1877
HIST 102: United States History since 1877
HIST 180: Modern World History
HIST 260: East Asian History
HIST 290: Introduction to Historical Methods
HIST 309: Recent American History
HIST 315: United States Diplomatic History
HIST 361: Japanese History: Tokugawa to Present
HIST 370: Latin America: Culture, Conquest, & Colonization
HIST 371: Latin America: Reform and Revolution
HIST 461: History of Modern China
INDS 210: Science and OurGlobal Heritage I
INDS 220: Science and Our Global Heritage II
Current Research Interests
My main research focus is on human rights and development in the Asia and Latin America. I am also exploring issues surrounding genocide in Asia and Latin America. In addition, I am revising my research from my dissertation on US-Chinese-Japanese relations in the early twentieth century.
Intelligence and Human Rights in the Era of Global Terrorism, edited by Steve Tsang, In
Why We Fought: America’s Wars in Film and History, edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E.
O’Connor, In Southwest Journal of Cultures, forthcoming.
The Chinese Cultural Revolution: A History, Paul Clark, In Canadian Journal of History,
The Japanese Wartime Empire, 1931-1945, edited by Peter Duus, Ramon H. Myers, and Mark R.
Peattie, In The Maryland Historian, Series II, Volume I, No.1, Fall/Winter 2001.
Face Off: China, the United States, and Taiwan’s Democratization by John W. Garver, In China
Information: A Quarterly Journal on Contemporary China Studies, Volume XIV, Number 2, 2000.
Mexico Between Hitler and Roosevelt: Mexican Foreign Relations in the Age of Lazaro
Cardenas by Friedrich E. Schuler, In H-LatAm, H-Net Reviews, June 2000.
Crisis and Commitment: United States Policy toward Taiwan, 1950-1955, by Robert Accinelli,
In H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews, December 1999.
Japan’s Total Empire: Manchuria and the Culture of Wartime Imperialism by Louise Young,
In History Reviews On-Line, Volume 5, Number 1, Summer / Fall 1998.
Dilemma and Decision: An Organizational Perspective on American China Policy Making,
by Hao Yufan, In China Information: A Quarterly Journal on Contemporary China
Studies. Volume XIII, Number 1, Summer 1998.
“K1C2” Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History. Edited by
Spencer Tucker. Denver: ABC-Clio Press, (2000): 299.
“Manchuria.” Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History.
Edited by Spencer Tucker. Denver: ABC-Clio Press, (2000):411.
“Neutralization of Taiwan.” Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military
History. Edited by Spencer Tucker. Denver: ABC-Clio Press, (2000): 636-37.
“Science and Our Global Heritage: Teaching Global Issues through China and India.” Asian Studies
Development Program National Conference, 2008.
“The History of Food Safety Legislation in the United States,” University of Dayton, 2004.
“Opening the Door?: Charles Evans Hughes and the Failure at Washington.” Society for
Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Conference, 2003.
Commentator, “Exotic and Dangerous: American Perceptions of Asiatics.” The Fourth Annual
West Virginia University Senator Rush D. Holt History Conference, West Viginia
University, October 2000.
“Socialists and Communists In Every Corner: Reactions in the United States and Japan to the
1960 Security Treaty,” Midwest Conference on Asian History and Culture,
Ohio State University, May 2000.
“Lending a Hand?: American Views of China, Extraterritoriality, and the Washington
Conference,” Eugene D. Levy Memorial History Graduate Student Conference,
Carnegie Mellon University, April 2000.
American Historical Association
Association of Asian Studies
Association of Third World Studies
Society of Historians for American Foreign Relations
Mid-Atlantic Region / Association for Asian Studies
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