Lecture Times and Locations:
Mondays and Wednesdays
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
141 McCone Hall
253 Evans Hall
Note that I do not respond to student emails on the weekends.
"I really liked the expertise of the instructors and how they were authentic, open, and approachable"
—CCM474A Civic Advocacy
Marylhurst University, Spring 2012
"...a very engaging approach and encouraged students to be co-instructors"
—CCM 366E Intermediate Social Media
Marylhurst University, Spring 2012
Hollywood: The Place, the Fantasy, the Industry, Dr. Kathleen Moran. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course explores the intersection of geography, economics, and popular culture in 20th century Southern California.
American Cultural Landscapes, 1990-Present, Acting Instructor. This course explores the relationship between landscape, the built environment, and American cultures.
America at Play (American Studies 10), Dr. Christine Palmer. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course explores the relationship between American cultures and attitudes and activities of leisure.
At Home in America (American Studies 10), Dr. Kathleen Moran and Dr. Christine Palmer. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course explores the representation and realities of the American home, including notions of domesticity, ownership, identity, and decline.
Frontiers in American History and Culture (American Studies 10), Dr. Mark Brilliant and Dr. Christine Palmer. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course explores different notions of frontier in American history, including the 19th century wilderness, the suburbs, space, and the Internet.
The Birth of Consumer Society (American Studies 101), Dr. Kathleen Moran. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course concentrates on the emergence of U.S. consumer society in the 1880-1914 period.
American Cultural Landscapes: 1600-1900 (Geography 160), Dr. Paul Groth. Graduate Student Instructor position. This course was developed from that taught at Berkeley and Harvard in the 1960s and 1970s by J.B. Jackson
American Cultural Landscapes: 1900-Present (American Studies 112), Dr. Paul Groth. Lead Graduate Student Instructor position. This course was developed from that taught at Berkeley and Harvard in the 1960s and 1970s by J.B. Jackson
Civic Advocacy: Influencing Government for Positive Change (CCM 474A). A workshop on successful negotiation with public sector employees and public officials, using principles of applied conflict principles and linguistics.
Intermediate Social Media (CCM 376E). A workshop on developing a digital presence that supports personal strategic communication goals.
Introduction to Social Media Communications: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, & More (CCM 366E).
ABOUT the ADDENDUM
The Addendum is an occasional blog about cities, culture, books, writing, photography, and painting. Here is where I post my thoughts and reflections, updates about projects I am working on, and other original content.
The blog takes its name from small publications that were inserted into books with corrections, additions, and expansions, allowing a book to be updated without reprinting; The Addendum serves much the same function for this site.
PUBLICATION: The Modern Streetcar: Transit or Time Machine?Fall 2013 It seems like every U.S. city has a modern streetcar project in the works. Are these meaningful additions to the transit landscape, or merely amusement rides for nostalgic tourists? The National Railway Historical Society gave an entire issue of the Bulletin to examine these issues.
Category Archives: Writing
Baker, Oregon. PHOTO: Joel Jensen After months of work, a project I am quite proud of is about to become available. Nearly a year ago, I was approached by fellow photographer Joel Jensen. Joel has been photographing scenes of the … Continue reading
Old United Railways mainline in Guild’s Lake. Portland, OR, April, 2010. Kodak TMY. Earlier in the year I noted some photos and text published on the Railfan & Railroad web-extra section, “Extra Board.” At the time, these small stories were … Continue reading
Is the knowledge of fringe, obscure historical remnants like these traces of the former industrial past of the Central Eastside — and the stories behind them — part of the uniqueness of Portland cultural DNA? What makes up the cultural … Continue reading
In Between. Portland, OR, March 2010. Kodak TMY. This month I have two articles in the Online Extras section at the website of TRAINS Magazine. Both of these stories were written for a content extra that promotes the activities of … Continue reading
Old United Railways mainline in Guild’s Lake. Portland, OR, April, 2010. Kodak TMY. Back from the Center for Railroad Photography and Art‘s 2010 “Conversations About Photography” conference in Chicagoland, I’ve got a few brief things to catch up on. First, … Continue reading
Anticipation is always deceiving, and nothing is ever as one imagines it. Vancouver, B.C. is both more and less than my mind had envisioned. It is less a futurist’s city, but far more human. This is especially true about the … Continue reading
Storefronts in Richmond have all sorts of interesting things to see. Recently, I visited the Vancouver, B.C. area. Among a number of goals, I had one that stood out: to sample the legendarily good Chinese food available in the suburb … Continue reading
The Future of Beaverton?, originally uploaded by route99west. I’ve rather provocatively titled this image “the future of Beaverton” with my tongue only partly in cheek. There are many ways that the pairing of Richmond/Vancouver does not hold as an analogy … Continue reading
Today — assuming I get this post up before midnight — was the We Make The Media event in Portland. For those who were not following this topic, this was a conference at which the future of Portland’s media scene … Continue reading
Vis Major: Railroad Men, an Act of God: White Death at Wellington By Martin Burwash. iUniverse, 1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403; http://www.iuniverse.com/; 9 x 6 x 1.1 in; trade paperback; 480 pages, 15 maps; $29.95 In the late Winter … Continue reading