TEACHING AND RESEARCH FIELDS: Naval/Military History, Atlantic History (Maritime History, Anglo-American Relations & Imperialism), and America since 1800.

PhD (History), University of Hull, UK (January 2004). Thesis: “The Political Economy of Anglo-American Naval Relations: Pirates, Slavers and the Equatorial Atlantic, 1819 to 1863.”

MA (History), Memorial University of Newfoundland, NL, Canada (October 1999). Thesis: “ ‘… With the Propriety and Decorum which Characterize the Society of Gentlemen’: The United States Naval Academy and its Youth, 1845-1861.”

BA Hons, First Class (History Major/Archaeology Minor), Memorial University of Newfoundland, NL, Canada (October 1997).

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada. Contract Per-Course lecturer/instructor (2003-2007).

Courses Taught:
History 1010: North Atlantic in the Age of Expansion, 1492-1776.
History 1012: The World in the 20th Century.
History 1014: US Issues. Pt. 1: Atlantic Slave Trade/Slavery. Pt. 2: Communism.
History 2110: The North Atlantic since 1820.
History 4111: The North Atlantic in an Age of War and Revolution, 1900-1923.

Thesis Examined:
David Clarke, “Liverpool Shipowners: 1820-1914,” Ph.D. diss., Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2005.

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada. Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Social and Economic Research (2004-2006).

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Finance, Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency, St. John’s, NL, Canada (23 February 2004 – 16 July 2004). Compiled briefs and finding aides related to methodological and contextual data for censuses of Newfoundland, 1891-1945.

Smallwood Foundation Grant Recipient (2003-2004). Smuggling in Newfoundland.

Doctoral Candidate, University of Hull, United Kingdom. (1999-2004).

Graduate Student, Department of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada. (1997-1999).

Graduate Assistant, Dr. Daniel F. Vickers (July-August 1998). Responsible for a research assignment to Washington, DC, for Daniel Vickers and Vince Walsh, Young Men and the Sea: Yankee Seafarers in the Age of Sail (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005). Dr. Vickers is with the Department of History, University of British Columbia.

Graduate Assistant, Newfoundland & Labrador Heritage Web Project (January to April 1998). Compiled research briefs on Newfoundland history for project group.

Maritime Studies Research Unit (MSRU), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada. (May to August 1997). Research Intern. Provided assistance to members of the MSRU and university community.

Postsecondary Education Branch, Department of Advanced Education and Skills, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL, Canada. Program and Policy Development Specialist (29 June 2009-Present). Policy analysis and executive support.

Instructional Development Office (IDO), Memorial University

Teaching Seminars attended:
Introduction to On-Line Exams in Distance Courses.
Taming the Beast: Designing and Evaluating Effective Online Discussions.
Developing Teaching Plans.
Teaching Large Classes.
WebCT: Not Just a Distance Education Tool.
Engaging Students through Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
Dealing with Students Dealing with Problems.

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