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Phil 150: Introduction to Reality (Spring 2023)

Introduction: Who Am I?

Hello! I'm your W&M Philosophy Subject Librarian. A few facts about me:

  • I'm the subject librarian for Philosophy, History, and Government Documents at W&M
  • Before moving here, I was an assistant professor & librarian at Portland State University (Oregon), and before that was the Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian at Drew University in Madison NJ, where I was also on the History & Culture faculty. I began my library career as the research librarian to the North Dakota legislature in Bismarck ND - it was very, very cold.
  • In addition to a Library Science masters degree, I'm also trained as a historian (BA, MA, PhD), and my research interests are Anglo-American History, the history of 19th century cultural & intellectual life, and (my favorite topic!) the history of higher education.
  • I grew up in a farm town about an hour from Buffalo NY; my town was so small that learning to square dance & using snow shoes were part of the K-12 curriculum. It has 1 traffic light, 4 pizzerias, and a weekly farmers' market.

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