Recent and Upcoming Professional & Public Talks
“God, Satan, and University Freshmen in the Desert.” American Historical Association Annual Conference (Panel: “Desert and the Sacred: A Global Conversation”), sponsored by the World History Association. New Orleans. January, 2022.
“Desert in World History.” American Historical Association Annual Conference, sponsored by the World History Association. Seattle. January, 2021.
“Environmental Humanities: Wildness, Wilderness, and the Human Experience.” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. UC San Diego. Spring 2020 (April 2, 16, 30, May 14, 28, 2020).
“Forest, Flood, and the Future (and Past) of Civilization,” Orange County Office of
Education, Costa Mesa, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.
“Confessions of an Environmental Illiterate: Wandering at the Juncture of World History
and Environmental Humanities.” World History Association presentation at the
American Historical Association Annual Conference. New York City. Jan. 4, 2020.
“Forest, Flood, and the Future (and Past) of Civilization,” San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego. Oct. 29, 2019.
“Forest, Flood, and the Future (and Past) of Civilization,” Imperial County Office of Education, El Centro, CA. Oct. 22, 2019.
“Engaging World History through Service Learning.” American Historical Association. Annual Conference. Chicago. Jan. 4, 2019.
“Disability and Human Rights: Using academic coursework to increase Inclusion and understanding.” with Joanna Boval. Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education (AHEAD) Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM. July 16-20, 2018.
“The Fundamental Resource: Water and Civilization.” Eco Expo. Chula Vista Public Library. Chula Vista, CA. May 24, 2018.
“Water and Civilization: Integrating Water into Social Studies Curricula.” California Conference on Social Studies. San Diego. March 28, 2018.
“Water and Civilization.” Social Studies Trainings. San Diego Unified School District. San Diego. Middle School Teachers, Nov. 3, 2017. High School Teachers, Nov. 16, 2017.
“Water and Civilization.” Teacher Training – “Refugee Education and Empowerment.” Changemakers Conference. UC San Diego. October 25, 2017.
“Teaching World History, Abroad. World History Global Seminars.” World History Association Annual Conference. June 23, 2017. Boston, MA.
“Integrating Water and the Humanities: Social Studies and World History Teacher Trainings in Secondary and Higher Education.” International Water History Association. Annual Conference. Grand Rapids, MI. June 15, 2017.
“Disability and Undergraduate Education: Promoting Inclusion and Understanding through General Education and Service Learning” with Lisa Porter, Professor of Theatre and Dance, and Joanna Boval, Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities. UC San Diego. April 19, 2017.
“The Glory of Byzantium: Reflections on the Byzantine Empire.” Five-Session Master Class. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. UC San Diego. May – June 2017. May 10: The Making of Byzantium; May 17: The Age of Justinian; May 24: The Imperial Centuries; May 31: Byzantium in the Age of the Crusades; June 7: From Byzantine to Ottoman: Interpreting 1453.