Mt. Hood Community College, Portland, Oregon. I live and teach in Portland, OR.
My training at University of Minnesota was in Chinese History, East Asian History, and
Comparative Early Modern Studies, in that order. I focused on the Ming under the guidance of
Professors Edward Farmer and Ann Waltner, but I also loved modern China. I teach World
History and U.S. History to undergraduates at Mt. Hood Community College. Many of my
students have very little exposure to a world broader than their own county (not country). We use
World History to explore the world, to understand the constructs of the contemporary world, and to
develop future cultural encounters for all of us.