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Jeffrey W. Sommers <email@example.com>
Raritan Valley Community College
CURRENT RESEARCH AND GRANT PROJECTS:
Educational Partnerships Program: 120k US State Department grant promoting project partnerships between US institutions and abroad for 2005. My proposal builds on my Fulbright work in Latvia and is being submitted at the invitation of Dr. Paul Hiemstra, Director of Cultural and Educational Affairs of the State Department. The project focuses on the political economy of EU enlargement in Latvia. Proposal to be submitted in cooperation with the University of Latvia.
Book: The Entropy of Order: Democracy’s Challenge and Service to Managing Opinion in the Age of Political Liberalism. This work details the release and retraction of democracy from the present back to the global revolutions of the late 18th/early 19th centuries, and how this was conditioned by long-wave cycles of expansion and contraction in the global economy. This project’s primary focus is on the post-Keynesian turn away from Bretton Woods that followed the economic downturn of the late 1960s and 1970s. Of critical importance is an examination of the role played by neoliberal activists, such as William Simon, who worked in both public and private spheres to construct this neoliberal order.
IIE Fulbright research project: a comparative look at the Baltic and Caribbean as border lands to big states, with focus on how Russia and the US attempted modernization efforts there to retail on the global market during the Cold War era decolonization and developmental-state period in world history.
Article: proposed article on the history of the Bretton Woods order, and the political economy of the neoliberal system constructed in the wake of its demise.
Research: William Simon and the New World Order. Research conducted at William Simon Archive, Lafayette College, August, 2002. Funded by Leo Panitch at York University from a Canadian Social Science Research award.
|Address:||Raritan Valley Community College
Rt. 28 & Lamington Road
North Branch, NJ 07047
|List Affiliations:||Emeritus Review Editor for H-World
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Diplomacy and International Relations
Political History / Studies
Ph.D. World History Center, Northeastern University, 2001.
Dissertation: “The Entropy of Order: Democracy and Governability in the
Age of Liberalism”
Dissertation committee: Patrick Manning, Noam Chomsky, and Andre Gunder Frank. 9/96 to 9/01, World History, with emphasis on Globalization/World Political Economy
M.A. University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 9/91 to 12/94, History
B.A. (summa cum laude) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 9/88 to 5/91, History
2005-2006. Raritan Valley Community College: Assistant Professor of History
2001-2005. North Georgia College & State University-University System of Georgia: Assistant Professor of World History, with leaves on Fulbright as shown below
2005. Fulbright Scholar Program Renewal, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga: Strategic planning, Organizer of World Affairs Series www.worldaffairs.sseriga.edu.lv, and professor of economic history Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
2003-2004. Fulbright Scholar Program, University of Latvia: Department of Political Science, and Center for European & Transition Studies, Professor of Global Studies
2004. Visiting Professor, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, International Business Students Graduate Program, Bremen University. Intensive seminar, May 24-28, 2004
2003. Fulbright Scholar Program, Ventspils College: Business & American Studies Programs
2000-2001. Riga Stradins University
Instructor in History of 20th Century International Political Economy, 20th century Geopolitics and International Relations. Coterminous with Fulbright grant.
Associated Faculty, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Co-Director, Silk Roads Project, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Research Associate, Center for European and Transition Studies
University of Latvia
Institute of Globalization Studies, Moscow (Director: Boris Kagarlitsky),
2005. Manuscript under current review by the University of Alabama Press. The Fox in the Henhouse: US/Haiti Relations in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries.
2006. Forthcoming, ‘Labour Mobility in Construction: European Implications of the Latvian Laval and Partners’ Dispute with Swedish Labour’, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 12, No. 1. (March, 06) (edited at London School of Economics). Co-Authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair to the Baltics.
2005. ‘Labour Mobility in Construction: European Implications of the Latvian Laval and Partners’ Dispute with Swedish Labour’, reprint in Latvian law journal Likums un Tiesibas , Vol. 7, No. 9, (October). Co-Authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair to the Baltics.
Čārlzs Vulfsons un Džefs Sommers, ‘Darbaspēka mobilitāte būvniecībā: Eiropas ietekme Latvijas būvniecības uzņēmuma Laval un partneri konfliktā ar Zviedrijas strādniekiem’.
2003. “Haiti and the Hemispheric Imperative to Invest: The Bulletin of the Pan American Union,” Journal of Haitian Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1.
1995. "Woodrow Wilson and Haiti: Liberty, Order, Race and American Intervention," Journal of Caribbean Studies, Vol. 10, No. 3.
1992. "'Shame and Evil' in Haiti: A Study in Cultural Forces as a Model for Shaping and Justifying U.S. Intervention," International Third World Studies Journal & Review, Vol. 4, No. 2.
2006. Forthcoming chapter (expected publication, winter 06): "EU-US Imperial Rivalries," in Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro, ed. The European's burden: global imperialism in EU expansion (New York: Peter Lang Press).
2004. “Dollars, Disequilibrium, and Distress: Disturbances in the TransAtlantic System” in Negotiating Futures - States, Societies and the European Union (Riga: University of Latvia, 2005).
2002. “Blowback in the Middle East,” in Aftab Malik, ed. Shattered Illusions: Analyzing the War on Terrorism (Bristol: Amal Press, 2002).
2005. Commissioning of report in series ‘Trade Union Country Reports: The Case of the Baltic States’ by Friedrich Eibert Stiftung (FES), Co-Authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair.
2005. Commissioning of study in series Institute of Employment Rights – ‘The Services Directive and European Labour Standards’, Co-Authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair.
Academic Articles Submissions:
2005. Swedish language submission in preparation on Laval dispute for Ekonomisk Debatt Journal of the Swedish Economic Association, Co-Authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair.
2005. ‘The EU Labour Question: Social Model or Neoliberal Model?’ Transfer, Journal of the European Trade Union Institute, Special Issue, Summer 2006, Co-Authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair.
Academic Article in Preparation:
2005. ‘Labour Migration and Labour Standards in the Enlarged EU: A Baltic dimension’ submission for Journal of Baltic Studies, Co-Authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair.
November 20, 2005. “The Uses of France's Riots,” ZNet. http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=74&ItemID=9154
Linked to Le Monde Diplomatique site http://mondediplo.com/ in late November, 05.
October 20, 2005. “New Europe New Danger,” The European Voice (The Economist Newspaper Limited), Vol. 11 No. 37. Co-Authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair.
October 6, 2005. “Towards a New ‘Social Europe,’” Transitions Online (TOL), co-authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair Professor.
October, 2005. ‘The Services Directive - a threat to European labour standards’ in The Future of Social Europe, Catalyst Publications, London. Co-Authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair.
July 13, 2005. “Vai augošā zemes vērtība var kļūt par Rīgas nodokļu bāzi?” (“Can Soaring Land Values Serve as Riga's Tax Base?”) Diena (Daily) p. 2 http://www.diena.lv/komentari/lasit.php?id=253327. Co-Authored with NPR “Marketplace” commentator Professor Michael Hudson.
May 2005. “European Mobility in Construction: The Swedish Trade Unions and Latvian Construction Workers’ Dispute.” CLR News, No. 2/2005 pp. 10-21.
Co-authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair to the Baltics,
April 25-May 16th, 2005.
"The Contradictions of a Contrarian: Andre Gunder Frank," World History Connected May 2005 (18 May 2005).
Global Alternative (Moscow) http://www.aglob.ru/en/events/?id=368
ZNet http://www.zmag.org/content/AllByAuthor.cfm?lname=Sommers&fname=Jeff&Se ctionName=Vision%20&%20Strategy&startrow=1.
Asia Times version http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/GD27Dj01.html
March 22, 2005. “New Silk Roads,” Diena. p. 2.
March, 2005. “EU enlargement and labour rights: the case of Laval and Partners,” International Union Rights, Vol. 12, No.1. March 2005, pp.24-5. ISSN 1018 5909. Co-authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair to the Baltics,
February 17, 2005. “The EU Labor Market: a Race to the Top or Bottom,” The Baltic Times Vol. 10 No. 445, p. 19. abridged version of the February 14, 2005 Diena article. Co-authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair to the Baltics,
February 14, 2005. “Skrējiens augšup vai lejup?” (“A Race to the Top or Bottom”) Diena (Daily) p. 2 . Co-authored with Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair to the Baltics,
February 6, 2005. “Dimension of Democracy: the US and Iraq,” ZNet http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=7185.
January 17, 2005. “The EU and Labor” Institute for Globalization Studies, Moscow .
December 23, 2003. “Russian and U.S. Interests May Diverge on Piracy Issue,” The St. Petersburg Times .
December 19, 2003. “Piracy for Progress: In the Past and Present,” The Moscow Times .
November 4, 2003. “Commissars, Consultants, And Catastrophe: A Decade Of Calamity n the Wake of Yeltsin's Shelling Parliament,” Z-Net .
September 13, 2003. “Issam Nashashibi: A Life Dedicated to the Palestinian Cause,” Counterpunch .
June 21, 2003. “Dollar Crisis and American Empire,” ZNet .
July 9, 2002. “Neoliberalism and the ‘Axis of Evil,’” ZNet Featured Daily Article .
September 13, 2001. “Blowback,” ZNet Featured Daily Article .
January 2, 2001. "Small States and Neoliberalism: Latvia's 'Transition' Economy," ZNet Featured Daily Article .
November 20, 2000. “The Washington Consensus and Ukraine’s Transition Economy,” Z-Net Featured Daily Article .
April 27, 2000. Op-Ed article, “Save the Museum,” The Baltic Times.
April 4, 2000. “The Occupation Museum’s Symbolism,” Diena (Latvia’s primary daily newspaper).
March 23, 2000. “Understanding the March 26th Russian Presidential Election,” Z-Net Featured Daily Article .
Fall, 1999. “Research, Publications, and Job Placement at the World History Center: Northeastern World History News.” World History Bulletin of the World History Association, fall, Vol. 15, No. 2.
Forthcoming, Wallerstein, Immanuel. World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004. Reviewed for the International Social Science Review.
Forthcoming. John Gillingham, European Integration, 1950-2003: Superstate or New Market Economy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Reviewed for The Journal of World History.
Fall, 2004. 28 books reviewed in world history and government book titles reviewed for the Advanced Placement (AP) teachers’ web resource, Educational Testing Service (ETS).
Spring, 2003. David Held & Anthony McGrew, David Goldblatt & Jonathan Perraton, Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999. Reviewed for The Journal of World History.
July 18, 1997. Daniel Headrick, The Tentacles of Progress: Technology Transfer in the Age of Imperialism, 1850-1940. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Reviewed for H-World/Hnet.
April 17, 1997. R.W. Bulliet, P.K. Crossley, D.R. Headrick, S.W. Hirsch, L.L. Johnson, and D. Northrup The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. (co-reviewed with David Kalivas). Reviewed for H-World/H-Net.
December 4, 1996. Kevin Reilly, Readings in World Civilizations, New York: Prentice Hall, 1995. Reviewed for H-World/H-Net.
FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS:
Fulbright Scholar Program Renewal, 2005.
Fulbright Scholar Program, 2003/04.
NGCSU Leadership Grant to fund new course, “History in the News,” 2002.
Six NGCSU faculty development awards, 2001/2004, and research award.
Sub-Contract grant from Leo Panitch’s Canadian Social Science Research award, 2002.
IIE Fulbright extension, fall 2000.
USIA Fulbright scholar, 1999/2000.
Annenberg/CPB funded Graduate Stipend, 1996/99.
Northeastern University History Department Summer Research Travel Award, 1998.
Northeastern University Tuition Fellowship, 1996/1999.
GPSA Conference Presentation Travel Award, 1997.
Nathan Miller Research Grant, 1994.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Teaching Assistantship, 1992/93.
University of Wisconsin Project Assistantship, winter/spring 1992.
2003. “Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Lesson module co-authored with Issam Nashashibi (deceased, 2003)
CONFERENCE PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, AND SEMINARS:
November 11, 2005. “Implications of Labour Mobility in the EU: The Political Economy of Globalisation: the Latvian Construction Company Laval and Partners’ Dispute with Swedish Labour,” Expanding Borders: Communities and Identities, University of Latvia, Strategic Analysis Commission under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Latvia.
May 20, 2005. “Labour Mobility and Freedom of Services”
With special reference to the new Member States, with material from the case study of the Latvia - Sweden construction employee dispute, and developments in the Bolkestein Services Directive controversy.
EuroFaculty Law Conference, Vilnius University.
April 13, 2005. “The Global Origins of Industrialization,” Middlesex Community College, Bedford, Massachusetts.
March 29, 2005. “Labour Mobility between New and Old Member States: The Implications of the Posted Workers Directive and Proposed Services Directive for European Enlargement,” Praxis Institute, Tallinn. With Charles Woolfson, Marie Curie Chair to Baltics, University of Glasgow.
February 28, 2005. “The Laval un Partneri Conflict with the Swedish Trade Unions - Some Implications of European Enlargement for Latvia, Stockholm of Economics in Riga,” With Charles Woolfson.
February 16, 2005. “The Entropy of Order: Bretton Woods’ Demise and the Return to a Multipolar Order,” Baltic International Center for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS), Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.
January 18, 2005. “Latvian Construction Labour in Sweden: The Implications of the Laval and Partners Dispute for EU Enlargement Perspectives,” Current Issues in European Integration Research Seminar, University of Latvia (joint presentation with Marie Curie Chair to Baltics and EuroFaculty, Professor Charles Woolfson).
January 7, 2005. “A Contemporary World Economic History of Competition and Currencies,” Riga Graduate School of Law.
December 11, 2004. Panel Chair, Baltic Social Science Workshop, EuroFaculty, Martim Park Hotel, Riga, Latvia.
December 10, 2004. "Dollars, Disequilibrium, and Distress: Disturbances in the Trans-Atlantic Order," Baltic Social Science Workshop, EuroFaculty, Martim Park Hotel, Riga, Latvia.
December 9, 2004. “Towards a United States of Europe: Future Challenges and Potential Solutions.” Panel Co-Chair with Professor Vita King of EuroFaculty. Latvian European Community Studies Association and European Commission Jean Monnet Project, University of Latvia.
November 24, 2004. “Emerging Blocs in the Global System,” presented at the European Studies Centre’s Student Forum of the University of Twente.
November 23, 2004. “Historical Roots of the Dollar Crisis and the Euro Response,” presented at the European Studies Centre EU Seminar of the University of Twente
November 13, 2004. “Prospects for EU/US Relations: Cooperation and Rivalry,”
presented at Strategic Analysis Commission Under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Latvia conference at the University of Latvia, “Negotiating Futures-States, Societies and the World.”
May 25, 2004. “EU/US Relations: Challenges and Opportunities,” German-American Club, Bremen, Germany, Best Western Hotel.
April 24, 2004. “The Essential Role of the State in Promoting Economic Development,” Debate panelist at BICEPS/Stockholm School of Economics-Riga conference on “Small States and Development,” Riga.
March 14, 2004. “US responses to Challenges in the World System.” World History Center conference, “World History: the Next Ten Years,” John Hancock Center, Boston.
December 13, 2003. “EU Enlargement: Challenges and Opportunities.” Keynote address, ESU-Latvia School Competition, Riga.
November 15, 2003. "Uses and Limits of Image and Branding in the World System." Image of the State Conference, Riga Stradins University.
November 8, 2003. “Entropy and the Dollar.” Institute for Global Studies Conference, Moscow, .
September 16, 2003. “Globalization: The Global Challenge,” Public lecture, Ventspils College.
June 28, 2003. “The Entropy of Order: The Rise and Fall of the Keynesian Bretton Woods Order and Globalization’s Return.” Panel organizer and presenter. World History Association annual meeting, Georgia State University.
April 10, 2003. “The Dollar as Instrument of US Foreign Policy.” Lewis & Clark State College.
April 9, 2003. “The Middle East and Central Asia, from Ottoman Empire to US War in Iraq.” Lewis & Clark State College.
November 15, 2002. “The Middle East in Historical Perspective,” Middlesex College.
October 24-27, 2002. Invited to participate at NEH Seminar on Teaching Asia, Eckerd College.
June 10, 2002. “The Crisis of Keynesianism,” and chair of panel on World Orders. History in Print conference of the World History Center, Northeastern University, Boston.
October 5, 2001. "The Boom in Booms and the following Boom in Busts: Challenges to Prosperity in the Global System." SEWHA meeting.
May 24, 2001. "The Boom in Booms and the following Boom in Busts: Challenges to Prosperity in the Global System." Stockholm School of Economics- Riga.
April 26, 2001. "Show me the Money: China's historical dominance of the Global Economy." Stockholm School of Economics-Riga.
April 4, 2001. “Liberalism, Protectionism, and Development: the 19th Century Global Economy.” Presentation to Latvia’s NGO, Green Liberty.
March 26, 2001. “Economic History vs. Economics: Competing Versions of Development.” Stockholm School of Economics-Riga.
September 26, 2000. “World Orders: Bretton Woods to Washington Consensus.” University of Latvia.
July 12-14, 2000. “Research and Teaching as a Fulbright Scholar in Latvia.” Selected by United States Embassy in Latvia to represent the Fulbright program to incoming Fulbrighters for their orientation, Washington, D.C.
April 27, 2000. “The Post WW II Boom and the following Boom in Busts: Keynesian Prosperity and the Return of Economic Liberalism in the Global Economy.” Presentation at the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy, Riga, Latvia. Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies.
February 28, 2000. “Bretton Woods and the Construction of a Global Keynesian Order.” Special presentation at the Banku Augstskola, Riga, Latvia.
June 23-28, 1999. World History Association “Think Tank” member, invited by WHA president Heidi Roupp to organizational strategy committee at WHA annual meeting in Victoria, BC.
June 21, 1997. “Report on the “Migrations in Modern World History CD-ROM Project.” Sixth international conference of the World History Association, Pamplona, Spain.
April 9, 1997. “Haiti in the Pages of the Bulletin of the Pan American Union: Imperative to Invest, 1893-1918.” Association of Caribbean Historians, Fort-de-France, Martinique.
July 29, 1995. “Depictions of Haitians in the 19th century U.S.” Association of Caribbean Studies, Manaus, Brazil.
November 17, 1994. “U.S. Foreign Policy in Haiti.” The United States and the Caribbean: Presentations on Haiti and Cuba by Jeff Sommers and Chris Fons. Forum at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
July 22, 1994. “Haitians in 19th Century U.S. Magazines.” Association of Caribbean Studies, Georgetown, Guyana.
March 6, 1993. “Woodrow Wilson and Haiti.” Phi Alpha Theta Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
October 8, 1992. “Admiral William B. Caperton and the 1915 U.S. Intervention in Haiti.” Fifteenth annual Third World Studies Conference, University of Nebraska-Omaha.
October 1992. “The 1915 U.S. intervention in Haiti,” Wisconsin Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Carroll College.
October 26, 1991. “Northern Wisconsin's Entry into the Periphery of the World System.” The 1991 Native American Studies Conference, Lake Superior State University, Saulte Ste. Marie, Michigan.
April 11, 2003. Interview, “US Energy Policy.” KUOI, University of Idaho radio.
September 20, 2001. Interview, “The US and Middle East.” WOJB radio, Ojibawa nation community radio, Hayward, WI.
September 19, 2001. Interview, “US Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” by Austria’s English language broadcast service, Jill Zobel.
September 19, 2001. Interview, “US Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” by Austria’s English language broadcast service, Jill Zobel.
September 16, 2001. “Problems and Solutions in the Middle East,” First Story News (International News Service) interview with Washington correspondent, Simon Marks.
September 14, 2001. Interview, “US Foreign Policy and the Middle East in Historical Perspective,” CKNW Radio, Vancouver, CA.
September 14, 2001. “Perspectives on the ‘11th,’” interviewed by AP News service.
March, 1995. “Labor’s Resurgence,” WORT Radio, Madison, WI.
FURTHER ACADEMIC AND LIFE EXPERIENCE:
Co-Editor, History Compass, World History section, Blackwell Publishing (begins 2006).
MA Thesis Committee Member - Jan van der West, University of Twente, The Netherlands, “Latvia, the Russian Federation and the West; a three cornered love affair?” 2004.
Guest Seminar Presenter at the University of Twente. November 22-25, 2004.
Organizer of World Affairs Series . Speaker series for the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, 2004/05 as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations.
Reader for Educational Testing Service (ETS) AP World History, University of Nebraska, June 4-9, 2004. Continuing service.
Organizer of event on the history of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict, featuring Fahed Abu-Akel, the moderator of the US Presbyterian Church. Held at NGCSU on June 10, 2003.
Academic Lecture Series on economic history and political economy at the Stockholm School of Economics-Riga. spring, 2001.
Organizer for Andre Gunder Frank lectures in Riga, Latvia at the Stockholm School of Economics, Riga; Riga Stradins University, the University of Latvia; and consultations with Latvian members of parliament on economic development, October 23-29, 2000.
Academic Center Director, asked to found the Center for Studies in Society and Economy at Riga Stradins University, June, 2000.
Co-Book Review Editor for H-World (History World) on H-Net (History Net), 1999-present.
Co-Organizer “Asia in the World Economy” series at the World History Center: Speakers included: Ken Pomeranz, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Bin Wong, and Peter Perdue, winter/spring 1999.
Co-Organizer for Boris Kagarlitksy’s US and Latvian lecture tours in 1998-2000 at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harriman Institute at Columbia University, Yale’s Council on Russian and East European Studies with Ivo Banac, Tufts, Brown, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Milwaukee, Northeastern University, UC-Irvine, and multiple Latvian venues, including with parliament members.
Research Fellow at Center for Baltic Studies, beginning 1999.
Research Fellow at World History Center, beginning 1999.
Coordinator of World History Center < www.whc.neu.edu> at Northeastern University, 1998/99.
Organizer of the 1997-1999 World History Seminar Series < www.whc.neu.edu>, speakers included: C-Span broadcast debate between Andre Gunder Frank and David Landes. Other notable speakers: Sergei Khrushchev, Noam Chomsky, Boris Kagarlitsky, Avi Chomsky, Patrick Manning, D.T. Niane, and Heidi Roupp.
Researcher for Annenberg/CPB funded Migration in World History interactive CD-ROM, 1996/99.
Strategist and Recruiter for the AFL-CIO's Organizing Institute, 1996.
Labor Organizer with American Federation of Teachers/Kansas Association of Public Employees, 1995.
Project Coordinator with American Federation of Teachers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Organized and executed Maintenance of Membership election. Won election on April 26th, 1995.
Project Developer, through a Rockefeller Grant, to create a community service jobs plan for the city of Milwaukee envisioned to employ 5000 people, 1994/95.
Instructor for Marian College's outreach program in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I taught World History, 1994.
Curriculum Developer, Center for Latin America at UW-Milwaukee, high school curriculum project, 1994.
Tutor for history courses at the UW-Milwaukee’s Student Academic Support Services Program, 1994.
Teaching Assistant at UW-Milwaukee for the 1992/93 academic year.
Project Assistant at UW-Milwaukee, winter/spring, 1992.
Research Assistant for John Boatman, coordinator of the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1989/1991.
Library Staff for the music collection of the UW-Milwaukee library, 1989.
Creel Clerk University of Illinois Natural History Dept., summer 1989.
Small Business Owner as self-employed masonry worker, 1980s.
UFCW Member, 1980/86.
Co-Editor, History Compass, World History section, Blackwell Publishing (begins 2006)
Book Review Co-Editor