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Steven Kreis
jstevek@nc.rr.com
http://www.historyguide.org/

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia (History, 1990)
  • M.A. University of Missouri-Columbia (History, 1984)
  • B.A. Boston University (Philosophy and Political Science, 1977)

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor, History and Military Studies, American Public University System (http://www.apus.edu/). Winter 2008 - Present. World Civilization Before 1650 (HIST 111); Western Civilization Before the Thirty Years' War (HIST 121); Western Civilization Since the Thirty Years' War (HIST 122); The Age of Dictators, Europe 1914-1945 (HIST 307); Historiography (HIST 501); Seminar in World History (HIST 510); History of the Enlightenment (HIST 536); 18th and 19th Century Europe (HIST 543);  Modern Europe (HIST 570); The Age of the Machine (HIST 641); Modern Russian and Soviet History (HIST 645)
  • Adjunct Instructor, American Public University System (http://www.apus.edu/), Winter 2007-Fall 2007. The Age of Dictators, Europe 1914-1945 (HS 306); Western Civilization Before the Thirty Years' War (HS 121); Western Civilization Since the Thirty Years' War (HS 122): Europe Since 1789 (NS 576)
  • Instructor, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC, Fall 2004-Spring 2006; Technology and Society (HUM 110); Human Values and Meaning (HUM 220); Twentieth Century Europe (HIS 216)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC, Fall 2001-Spring 2004; Western Civilization I and II (HIS 121/122); Technology and Society (HUM 110)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, Fall 2000-Spring 2001; Western Civilization I (HIS 101); Western Civilization II (HIS 102); 20th Century Europe (HIS 308); A History of Eastern Europe (HIS 943)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, Spring 1999-Spring 2000: Western Civilization I (HIS 101); Western Civilization II (HIS 102)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson/Butner NC, Fall 1997-Spring 1998: Western Civilization I (HIS 121); Western Civilization II (HIS 122); American History Since 1865 (HIS 132)
  • Instructor, Magellan Charter School, Raleigh, NC, Fall 1997: Computer Skills (8th Grade)
  • Adjunct Instructor, College of Liberal Arts, Florida Atlantic University (Davie, FL), Spring 1994-Winter 1996: History of Western Ideas (HIS 4345); 20th Century Europe (EUH 4206); Modern England (EUH 4502); Modern Russian History (EUH 4572); Modern European Intellectual History (EUH 4930); History of Socialism (EUH 4245)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Social Science, Broward Community College (Coconut Creek, FL), Spring 1990-Spring 1994: Western Civilization I and II (EUH 1000/1001); History of the United States Since 1865 (AMH 2020)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Florida Atlantic University, (Boca Raton, FL), Fall 1991-Fall 1993: Western Civilization I and II (WOH 2012/2022); Modern England (EUH 4502)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, Florida Atlantic University, (Boca Raton, FL), Fall 1990-Spring 1991; Western Civilization I (WOH 2012); Modern England (EUH 4502); Modern European Intellectual History (EUH 4930)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Florida Atlantic University, (Boca Raton, FL), Fall 1988- Spring 1990: Western Civilization I and II (WOH 2012/2022); Modern England (EUH 4502); 19th Century US-European Economic History (EUH 4930)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Florida International University, (Miami, FL), Summer 1988: Modern Europe, 1914-1945 (EUH 3245); Contemporary United States History (AMH 3270)
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Missouri-Columbia, (Columbia, MO), Fall 1983-Winter 1985, Fall 1987: Modern Europe (HIST 100); Themes in American History (HIST 11); Survey of United States History Since 1865 (HIST 4)

Non-Teaching Experience:

  • Fall 2006-Spring 2009. Principal author for all online content for Robert Lerner, Standish Meacham et al, Western Civilizations 16/e (W. W. Norton). Complete revision of Chapter Research Topics and quizzes. Collected, scanned and annotated 300+ primary sources.
  • Summer 2003-Winter 2005. Principal author for all online content for Robert Lerner, Standish Meacham et al, Western Civilizations 15/e (W. W. Norton), Spring 2005. Complete revision of 14/e content including twenty interactive map exercises and twelve Digital History Features. Also served as map consultant for text, creating twenty-five new maps with captions.
  • Spring 2001-Spring 2002. Principal author for the online Tutor companion for Robert Lerner, Standish Meacham et al, Western Civilizations 14/e (W. W. Norton), The project involves writing twenty-five multiple choice question quizzes, crosswords, and detailed outlines for each of the thirty-two chapters. There are also eight map exercises and thirty-two topic modules. Also authored several chapters of the Instructor's Manual. The online Tutor is available at http://www.wwnorton.com/wciv
  • February-August 1997. Served as Director and System Administrator of The Wade Edwards Learning Lab (Raleigh, NC), a non-profit organization that provides computer terminals and training for the students of Needham B. Broughton High School.
  • August 1978-August 1981. Material handler and foreman of the shipping and receiving department at Deck House, Inc., of Acton, MA, a company that manufactures high-end pre-cut homes.

Publications:

  • Instructor's Manual for Western Civilzations, 16th ed. (New York: W. W. Norton, 2008)
  • Instructor's Manual for Western Civilizations, 15th ed. (New York: W. W. Norton, 2005)
  • "Auguste Comte" in the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005).
  • Instructor's Manual for Western Civilizations, 14th ed. (New York: W. W. Norton, 2002) [with Maarten Ultee].
  • Test-Item File for Western Civilizations, 14th ed. (New York: W. W. Norton, 2002) [with Robert Stacey, Maarten Ultee, Geoffrey Clayton and Michael Halvorson].
  • "Professors are Human: Breaking Down the Barriers Between Instructor and Student." The Technology Source. (July, 1998 -- http://technologysource.org/article/professors_are_human/
  • "Charles Eugene Bedaux" in the American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).
  • "Early Experiments in British Scientific Management: The Health of Munitions Workers' Committee, 1915-1920," Journal of Management History 1 (number 2, 1995): 65-78.
  • "The Diffusion of Scientific Management: The Bedaux Company in America and Britain, 1926-1945," in Daniel Nelson, ed., A Mental Revolution: Scientific Management Since Taylor (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1992), pp. 156-174.
  • Hindy Lauer Schachter, Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Public Administration Community: A Reevaluation, in The Journal of Management, 16 (September 1990): 676-677.

Unpublished Papers and Theses:

  • "The Diffusion of an Idea: A History of Scientific Management in Britain, 1890-1945," Ph.D. dissertation, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1990
  • “Spotlight on Efficiency: The Impact of the Bedaux System on British Industrial Management," 1988 Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, Wilmington, DE, October 1988
  • "Looking for Bedaux: Work Study and British Industrial Management in the 1930s," History Graduate Students Colloquium, University of Missouri- Columbia, December 1987
  • "Toward a Discovery of a Science of Labor: The Bedaux System and British Scientific Management, 1923-1945," Ninth Mid-America Conference on History, Springfield, MO, September 1987
  • "An Uneasy Affair: William Godwin and English Radicalism, 1793-1797," Master's Thesis, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984

Teaching Fields:

  • Modern European Intellectual History
  • Western Civilization (ancient, medieval, modern)
  • 20th Century European, Eastern European and Soviet History
  • Technology and Society
  • Historiography
  • The History of Ideas
  • Europe in the Age of the Dual Revolutions
  • Stalinism, Fascism and Totalitarianism  

 Research Fields:

  • Grand Strategy and War and Society
  • Technology and Society
  • The Cold War and American Foreign Policy
  • Modern European Intellectual History
  • Film, Fiction and War in the 20th Century

Academic Awards:

  • Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1985-86
  • Stephens Fellowship, Department of History, University of Missouri-Columbia, Summer/Fall 1986
  • Trenholme Scholarship, Department of History, University of Missouri-Columbia, Fall 1986

Membership:

  • American Historical Association
  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • Society for Military History

Service:

  • Head Coach, U7-U10 Recreational Girls Soccer; U7-U10 Co-ed Soccer; U10-14 Girls Challenge Soccer, Capital Area Soccer League, Raleigh, NC, 1998-present (currently hold valid NCYSA D, E, F, and Youth Module I-III licenses)
  • Wake County (NC) Area Representative, Alumni Schools Committee, Boston University, 1997-present
  • Broward County (FL) Area Representative, Alumni Schools Committee, Boston University, 1988-96
  • President, History Graduate Students Association, Department of History, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984-85
  • Graduate and Professional Council Representative for History, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984-85
  • Modern British History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1983-84
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Department of History, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1982-84

Computer Experience:

Excellent knowledge of MS Windows platform. Served as system administrator on WindowsNT network with 22 PCs running Windows95 (Feb-Aug 1997). Skilled at software setups and general troubleshooting. Excellent knowledge of MS Office and numerous Internet applications. Experienced with Microsoft FrontPage 2003. Basic familiarity with UNIX.

Websites created:

The History Guide (1996-2011)
http://www.historyguide.org/

Department of History, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC (2000)
http://www.meredith.edu/history/)

RMB Consulting, Raleigh, NC (1998)
http://rmb-consulting.com

A Statement of my Educational Philosophy is available.

References, official transcripts, current student evaluations, course syllabi and publications are all available upon request.

 

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