Teaching

Wesleyan University. Assistant Professor (1991-1998), to Associate Professor (1998-2016), to Professor of History (2016 to the present); also Tutor (since 1992), and often Co-Chair/Chair (since 1998), College of Social Studies (CSS). Courses taught in the History Department and the CSS; several of the History Department classes are cross-listed with the College of Letters (COL) and/or Medieval Studies. July 1991 to the present. Courses include the following:

  • European Intellectual History to the Renaissance (HIST 215).
  • European Intellectual History since the Renaissance (HIST 216).
  • Political Fiction (HIST 294).
  • World History (HIST 242).
  • Augustine’s Confessions (HIST 354).
  • Classic Christian Texts (HIST 206).
  • Theories and Models (HIST 339, now HIST 141).
  • Enlightenment and Science (HIST 261).
  • Contemporary Europe (HIST 119).
  • Romanticism and Political Fiction (CHUM 385/HIST 385).
  • Theories of Society (HIST 379).
  • Sophomore History Tutorial: The Emergence of Modern Europe (CSS 418, now CSS 240).
  • Junior History Tutorial: Political Fiction (CSS 427/428, now CSS 340).
  • Junior History Tutorial: World History (CSS 340).
  • Sophomore Colloquium: Modern Social Theory (CSS 271).

University of Texas at Austin. Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts & Ideas. Visiting Associate Professor. Courses taught: The Bible and Its Interpreters, and European Intellectual History from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche. Spring 2015 and Fall 2015.

Columbia University. Society of Fellows. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Humanities. Lodged in the Philosophy Department. Courses taught in the Core Curriculum (Contemporary Civilization, CC), the History Department (Eighteenth-Century European Intellectual History), and the Economics Department (History of Economic Thought). 1989-1991.

University of Oxford. Tutor for several University of Oxford Colleges. Tutorials taught in Modern History, and in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Hilary Term 1987-Trinity Term 1989.

United World College of the Adriatic. Duino, near Trieste, Italy. Economics Teacher. International Baccalaureate. 1982-1984.