In teaching 35 years of history courses at community colleges I observed programs for career exploration in middle school, arranged a “college for high school seniors” program, and negotiated transfer agreements between two and four year colleges. As an elected member of the Council of the American Historical Association I worked on the Teaching Committee with representatives from K-12, community colleges, liberal arts schools and research universities. This gave me a better understanding of how different levels of schooling mesh with one another.
I attended small town public schools in South Dakota, Wyoming and Kansas before enrolling in a church-related college in the South. After completing grad school at the University of Nebraska with a Ph. D. in History, I taught at technical community colleges in South and North Carolina. I’ve been married to Suzanne for 31 years. We are really proud of our 3 children and 3 grandchildren.