Books Read In 2018

  1. The Conversations by Cesar Aira

  2. Culture & Anarchy by Matthew Arnold

  3. Transformers Volume 7: Combiner Wars by John Barber

  4. Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett

  5. The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason by Chapo Trape House

  6. Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  7. Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution by David L. Craddock

  8. Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America by Cathy Davidson

  9. Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

  10. The Oxford Companion To Shakespeare by Michael Dobson

  11. White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race by Stephen Duncombe

  12. Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse by Annette Fuentes

  13. The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene Victor Debs by Ray Ginger

  14. The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984 by Ian Glasper

  15. Classic GI Joe Volume One by Steven Grant

  16. More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing by Jesse Hagopian

  17. Long Shot: The Triumphs and Struggles of an NBA Freedom Fighter by Craig Hodges

  18. The Odyssey by Homer (Barry Powell translation)

  19. The Odyssey by Homer (Emily Wilson translation)

  20. Going Underground: American Punk 1979-1989 by George Hurchalla

  21. Pillars of Society by Henrik Ibsen

  22. When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History Of Racial Inequality In Twentieth Century America by Ira Katznelson

  23. All Labor Has Dignity by Martin Luther King Jr.

  24. Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties by Amanda Littauer

  25. The People of the Abyss by Jack London

  26. Liberalism: A Counter History by Domenico Losurdo

  27. How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain’s Most Ineligible Bachelor and his Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate by Wendy Moore

  28. The Mosaic of Islam by Suleiman Mourad

  29. The Law of the Father? Patriarchy in the Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism by Mary Murray

  30. Crazy Like A Fox: The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later by Liam O'Rourke

  31. Good Nintentions: 30 Years of NES: An Unofficial Survey of the Nintendo Entertainment System by Jeremy Parish

  32. Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England by Mary Poovey

  33. Black Panther: The Complete Collection Volume One by Christopher Priest

  34. The Death of WCW (10th Anniversary Edition) by RD Deynolds

  35. Cosmos by Carl Sagan

  36. Transformers: Combiner Wars by Mairghread Scott

  37. Shakespeare's Hamlet: Manga Edition by William Shakespeare

  38. A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 by James Shapiro

  39. Nabakov's Shakespeare by Samuel Schuman

  40. Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals by Jonathan Smucker

  41. Space Is The Place: The Lives & Times Of Sun Ra by John F. Szwed

  42. Shakespeare, Dissent, and the Cold War by Alfred Thomas

  43. Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Fool's Gold by David Tipton

  44. English Novel in History, 1895-1920 (The Novel in History) by David Trotter

  45. The Illogic of Kassel by Enrique Vila-Matas

  46. Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England by Garthine Walker

  47. The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists by CJ Werleman

  48. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

  49. Citizens to Lords: A Social History of Western Political Thought from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages by Ellen Meiksins Wood

THATCamp Community College 2017: Accessibility & Design Issues In Distance Learning Courses

Our first session at THATCampCC 2017 was about Accessibility & Design Issues In Distance Learning Courses. The session was moderated by Walter Huttner in combination with some ideas I also proposed for a session.

  • Simplicity is important…keep things on one page…
  • Need to have specific directions…click here first…
  • Could create video tutorials
  • Perhaps a Blackboard shell to discuss various CMS issues for faculty?
  • Colleges need to have a list for students of what they need to ACCESS (skills wise) a distance learning course
  • Which is also an ADA/504 accessibility issue…for example, making sure you have a script for videos
  • Weekly versus modular scheduling
  • Discussion of making sure distance students get the same “first five minutes” info

THATCamp Community College 2017: Using Twine & Other Games In The Classroom

This session was moderated by Jennifer Dellner

Promotion

In June, our Board of Trustees approved my promotion to Assistant Professor. I'm not sure who I "assist," but I am happy to have that happen.

Finally, I will be a real professor too since I have been told in the past that since I "only" (lol) have an MA, I'm not a "real professor."

Tenure

In January, the Board of Trustees awarded me tenure along with four other colleagues. I am looking forward to helping new faculty with this process in the future.