Professor Emeritus
CB #3195

MA Harvard University, 1961
PhD Harvard University, 1965


Research Interests

He taught and wrote primarily on twentieth-century American history, with particular interest in gender, popular culture, and pedagogy. Each year he taught an undergraduate course on “The United States since 1945,” in which he made extensive use of visual “texts” (photographs, paintings, television). He also taught a graduate seminar, “Introduction to Historical Education,” in which students produced a syllabus for an undergraduate course as well as several lectures and discussions. He retired in May 2007.


Some Notable Publications

  • The Joy of Teaching: A Practical Guidebook for New College Instructors(UNC Press, 2005).
  • Him/Her/Self: Gender Identities in Modern America, third edition, (Johns Hopkins, 1998)
  • In the Arms of Others: A Cultural History of the Right-to-Die in America (Ivan Dee, 1998)