Trained in history and business, and supplemented with business practice. A teacher for two decades now, broken by almost a decade as a manager of a company. Enjoyed meeting people and making them contented customers, but found teaching young adults even more of a challenge and stimulating. Try to be passionate about every course, regardless of the content.
My wife and two daughters keep me rooted.
Have a love of 'real football' ("soccer" to the uninitiated), passionate about 'great' music (eclectic), and keeping up with current developments (of all types). Great hope: piece together all the diverse threads that exist in our world into a whole 'fabric'.
- GBDA 204: Applied Leadership and Management - Winter 2015 and Winter 2014
Doctorate, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 1988 (Modern European History)
M.B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University, 1999.
Research and teaching interests
Contemporary global developmental antecedents through recent history and where the current trends might be pushing politics, economies, and societies.
- 'Real football' coach and a member of church choir - poor souls!
- Co-editor of an anthology on German-speaking immigrants to Waterloo county/region since 1945. To be published in 2016.