Coordinator Secondary History/ Social Studies Teacher Certification
Department of History
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, Michigan 49845
Ph.D. History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois May 2007.
M.A. History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, December 1997.
B.E. Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, Missouri, May 1985.
“Lace Up the Boots, Full Tilt Ahead: Recreation, Immigration, and Labor on Chicago’s Soccer
Fields, 1890-1939.” Advisor: Dr. Barbara M. Posadas, Northern Illinois University.
Chapters, Articles, Encyclopedia Entries, and invited author
“Pilgrim’s Progress in Chicago: Three English Soccer Tours to the Second City, 1905-1909.”
Soccer and Society. Vol. 11:3, (May, 2010), 198-212.
“The Rise of Early Chicago Soccer.” In Sports in Chicago, Elliot Gorn, ed. Urbana: University
of Illinois Press, 2008, 19-42.
“Soccer.” In Mel Adelman, Steve Riess, and Patricia Vertinsky, eds. Encyclopedia of North
American Sport. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2011, forthcoming.
“Professional Soccer in the Midwest.” In Andrew R.L. Cayton, Richard Sisson, and Christian
Zacher, eds. The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia. Bloomington
University of Indiana Press, 2007, 912-914.
“Soccer.” In James Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating, and Janice Reiff, eds. Encyclopedia of
Chicago . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004, 760-761.
“Jewish Contributions to Early Chicago Soccer.” In the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
and Museum Symposium, Our Lives and the Beautiful Game: Jews in Soccer.
Commack, New York, March 15, 2009.
Review of Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture , by
Andrei S. Markovits and Lars Rensmann. Princeton University Press, 2010.
Journal of Sport History 39:1, (Spring, 2012): 191-192.
Review of The Global Game: Writers on Soccer, by John Turnbull, Thom Satterlee, and Alon
Raab, eds. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008. Journal of Sport History 37:1,
(Spring, 2010): 184-185.
Review of Long Distance Love: A Passion for Football, by Grant Farred. Philadelphia: Temple
University Press, 2008. Journal of Sport History 36:2, (Summer, 2009): 293-294.
Review of Soccer in a Football World, by David Wangerin. Philadelphia: Temple University
Press, 2006. Journal of Sport History 36:1, (Spring, 2009): 182-183.
Review of North American Soccer League Encyclopedia, by Colin Jose. Haworth, NJ: St. Johann
Press, 2003. Journal of Sport History 35:3, (Fall, 2008): 530-531.
Review of Martial Arts in the Modern World, by Thomas A. Green and Joseph R. Svinth, eds.
Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2003. International Journal of Sport History 22:3 ,
(May, 2005): 469-471.
Review of The Encyclopedia of American Soccer History, by Roger Allaway, Colin Jose, and
David Litterer. Lanham, MD: the Scarecrow Press, 2001. Journal of Sport History 30:3,
Review of Football Culture: Local Contests, Global Visions, by Gerry P.T. Finn and Richard
Giulianotti, eds. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2000. Journal of Sport History 28:3,
Teacher Preparation Accreditation
Northern Michigan University School of Education, Leadership and Public Service/ Department of History, Michigan
Department of Education accreditation author for secondary History, Political Science,
Geography, Economics, and Social Studies programs. 2010-present.
“Manufactured Soccer: Chicago Soccer 1910-1919.” The Football Scholar’s Forum. Michigan
State University. Lansing, Michigan. February 26, 2013.
“Kicking a Political Futbol: Anton Cermak and Chicago Soccer.” Performing Ethnicities
Through Sport. The University of Iowa. Iowa City, Iowa. April 1-3, 2011.
“Race to the Finnish: Constructing Finnish and Finnish American Identity in the 1928
Transcontinental Footrace.” Finn Forum IX, Finland and the World Past, Present, and
Future. Thunder Bay, Ontario. May 26-27, 2010.
“ ‘Running Wild’: Constructing Native American Identity in the 1928 International
Transcontinental Foot Race.” Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival:
Images, Imaginations, and Beyond. Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Duraunt,
Oklahoma. November 4-6, 2009.
“Finnish Runners in the 1928 Transcontinental Footrace.” Sonderegger Symposium IX.
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan. September 18, 2009.
“Pilgrims’ Progress in Chicago, 1905-1912.” North American Society for Sport History. Lake
Placid, New York. May 23-25, 2008.
“Copper Ore and Class War: U.P. participation in the Chicago Counter Olympics 1932.”
Sonderegger Symposium V. Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan.
September 20, 2005.
“Bricklayers and Miners, Celtics and Rangers: Scots in Chicago Soccer: 1890-1932.”
Symposium Presentation. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland. April 20, 2004.
“St. Louis Soccer, A Sport Exceptionalism.” British Association for American Studies.
Manchester University, Manchester, England. April 17, 2004.
“Soccer: The New Most Popular Sport Does it Signal a Change in America Culture?” New Ideas
in History. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. September 26, 2003.
Moderator: “Exchange of Best Ideas for Teaching the U.S. Constitution.” New Ideas in History.
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. September 26, 2003.
“Chicago Soccer in the Golden Age of Sport.” North American Society for Sport History. French
Lick, Indiana. May 24-27, 2002.
“No Depression Just Aggression: Chicago Soccer in the 1930s.” Chicago Seminar on Sport and
Culture. Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois. March 3, 2002.
Associate Professor, Coordinator History/Social Studies Secondary Education Certification
Programs, Department of History, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan,
Faculty No Rank, Adjunct Faculty, Advisor, History/Social Studies Secondary Education
Certification Programs, Department of History, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb,
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Social Sciences, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake,
Faculty Secondary Teacher, Warrenton R-III High School, Warrenton, Missouri, 1991-1995.
Faculty Secondary Teacher, Horton Watkins Senior High School, Ladue, Missouri, Summers
Upper Division History Classes Taught
History and Social Studies Methods Instruction Grade 6-12
Twentieth Century Social Movements and Music: A Record of Revolution
U.S. Sport History
Native American History
Historical Thought and Writing
U.S. Immigration History
The Historian’s Laboratory
History Senior Seminar
Additional Education Classes and Duties
Student Teachers University Supervisor
Clinical Experience Instructor
National and State Teacher Certification Accreditation Representative
Michigan History Standards Task Force Committee
Lower Division Classes and Secondary Classes Taught
U.S. History to 1865
U.S. History Since 1865
U.S History Pre-contact-Present
U.S. and Missouri Constitution
Dissertation Committee Member (2011) “Les Hauts et les bas du soccer Professionnel aux
Etates-Unis a`partir du cas du Massachusetts.” By Dr. Steve Apostolov, Universite` Paris Eight,
Vincennes-Saint Denis, Paris, France.
Secondary Education Curriculum Committee, 2005-present.
Michigan State Board of Education High School Content Expectations and Standards 2007-present
Michigan State Board of Education Teacher Preparation Specialty Program Reviewer 2009-present
Center of Native American Studies Faculty Affairs Committee 2005-2011.
Immigration and Ethnic History Society.
International History of Sport.
North American Society for Sport History.
Soccer and Society.