Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, Technical Writing, Science and Technology in Literature, Dime Novels and Serialized Texts, Mark Twain, Genre and Composition Studies, Popular Music in Literature,


University of California, Davis

  • American Novel to 1900
  • Oxford: Portal to Fantasy (Study Abroad)
  • Study of an Individual Author: Mark Twain
  • Science Fiction
  • Technical Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Journalism
  • Science Writing
  • Early American Literature
  • Love and Desire in Contemporary American Poetry
  • Topics in the Novel: Nostalgia, Desiderium, and Retro-futurism
  • Style in the Essay
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Expository Writing
  • First-Year Seminar: Steampunk

University of Kansas

  • Intensive Institute on Science Fiction Literature (graduate-level course, co-taught with Ben Cartwright)
  • Major Authors (Poe and Melville)
  • American Literature II (1865-present)
  • American Literature I (pre-Colombian to 1865)
  • Foundations of Technical Writing
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Science Fiction from the Nineteenth Century
  • Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking
  • Composition

Missouri Valley College

  • Comic Book Movies: From Page to Screen
  • Rock and Roll: History, Culture, and Criticism
  • Survey of American Literature I (to 1865)
  • Literature and Composition
  • Rhetoric and Composition

NATIONAL TEACHING WORKSHOPS (Designed, Organized, and Presented)

  • “Teaching Science Fiction: A Portable Workshop,” Denvention 3: The World Science Fiction Convention, Denver CO.
  • “Teaching Science Fiction: A Portable Workshop,” Joint SFRA and Campbell Conference, Lawrence, KS.

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