hbglogo.gifHere are courses that I teach at Penn State Harrisburg. In addition to content courses, I study and teach pedagogy, instructional technology, educational history and philosophy, and higher education administration (see the link to “teaching and learning”). Click on highlighted courses for links to syllabi.


American Studies Theory and Method
American Studies Seminar
Problems in American Studies (Teaching & Learning, Tradition and Heritage, The Body)
Material Culture and Folklife (Folk Art and Architecture, Foodways)                               Topics in Popular Culture ( Consumer Culture,, Digital Culture)
Topics in Folklore (Folklore and Aging, Narrative, Ritual and Festival, Roots Music)
Seminar (Death in America, American Future, Ethnicity and Immigration, Jewish-American
Topics in European History (Holocaust and Jewish Studies, Study Tour to Poland)
Public Heritage
Teaching American Studies


Introduction to American Studies
Popular Culture and Folklife
Introduction to American Folklore
Expressions in the Humanities (World Folklore)
American Masculinities
Ethnic America
Industrial America
Jewish Studies


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    Walt Whitman Distinguished Chair in American Cultural Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 2006.

      Approaches to Cultural Studies                                   

      Popular Culture  

            Visiting Professor, American Dickinson_Seal_colors.jpgStudies,  Dickinson College,    Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Summer 2005, 2006.

           Ethnic Cultures

            Consumer Culture


Visiting Professor,  Folklore and American Civilization, Harvard University, 1997-1998.

        Folklore in American Civilization,

        Ethnic History and Culture




 Fulbright Professor of American Studies, Osaka University, Japan, 1996-1997.

        American History and Culture

        Material Culture

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      Visiting Distinguished Professor of American Studies, University of California at Davis, Summer 1991.

        American Folklife.