Upon joining CU Denver in 1997, I
worked in the Office of Teaching Effectiveness as
Coordinator of Academic Technology and Co-organizer of Boot Camp for Professors. I directed the $16,000,000 Information
Technology Initiative that transformed all of the Auraria Campus classrooms
into smart classrooms and built 25 computer classrooms. I initiated the plan for the CU Denver Honors
Program (University Honors and Leadership) and now serve on the steering
committee of the Honors Program.
In the History Department at CU Denver,
and in my faculty positions at other universities previously, I have taught
Intellectual History (European and American).
Now I am limited to general European History. I was the History Department’s director of
graduate studies and served on the department’s executive committee.
My research interests include
the history of the idea of genius as exemplified by my book Young Nietzsche, Becoming a Genius.
While teaching at Miami
University in Oxford Ohio I served two terms as city councilman.
Prior to joining the History
Department UCD I taught at several other universities, beginning as a Harper
Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago. I was a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced
Study in Princeton, New Jersey. I held
tenure track positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill &
Miami University of Ohio. I held a
Mellon Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. I was
Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy. I was interim Provost and Academic Vice
President at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. I spent my most recent sabbatical as visiting
scholar at the Australian National University in Canberra.