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


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

Kansas City Kansas Community College

  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Composition II
  • Composition I (Computer-Assisted Classroom)

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

Truman State University

  • Composition II
  • Composition I

NATIONAL TEACHING WORKSHOPS (Designed, Organized, and Presented)

  • “Teaching Science Fiction: A Portable Workshop,” Denvention 3: The World Science Fiction Convention, Denver CO, Aug. 7, 2008.
  • “Teaching Science Fiction: A Portable Workshop,” Joint SFRA and Campbell Conference, Lawrence, KS: July 12, 2008.

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