I am an Assistant Professor of History at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, and a historian of the Middle East, Ottoman Empire, and Jews of the Muslim world (among other things). I’m the author of Natural Disasters in the Ottoman Empire: Plague, Famine, and Other Misfortunes (Cambridge University Press,2015;look inside and buy it here).
I also maintain an online writing guide for students, and a website for students to ask questions and get advice on college, career, and life issues. The latter has reached over 900 followers so far via its Facebook page.
Previously, I taught as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma and Emory University.
For more about me and what I do, please browse the links above or contact me.
Please watch and share my Last Lecture talk, delivered in front of 500 students at Ball State University on 19 February 2014:
Have a nice day!