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Russell Jones

Lecturer III

 702-H Pray-Harrold



Ph.D., Case Western University 
M.A., Eastern Michigan University 
B.A., The College of Wooster

Professional Associations/Memberships

Representative Courses Taught

HIST 123 The United States to 1877
HIST 124 The United States, 1877 to the Present
HIST 103 20th Century World History
HIST 279 Steampunk: History, Technology, and Counterculture
HIST 311 History and Geography of the Modern World
HIST 313 Michigan History
HIST 311 History & Geography of the Modern World (Team-Taught with Geography)
HIST 414 The Automobile Industry and Modern America


Interests and Expertise

American cultural history of technology; Michigan history; public history; history pedagogy

Selected Publications

“Why Slapping Gears on It Won’t Do: Visual Epistemology and Steampunk.” Popular and American Culture Studies 36th Annual SWPACA Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 11-14, 2015.

“The Future of Teaching History: Using Technology to Make Teaching More Fun and Effective,” Roundtable Discussion organized by David Trowbridge. Organization of American Historians, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 10-14, 2014.

Ways and Means: Debating the Social Security Act through Math.  Reacting to the Past.  2012 (with John Curran, Mark Higbee, and Andrew Ross). 

"Going Edupunk: Teaching and Learning History and Wikis." Spiraling Upwards: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at EMU, edited by Jeffrey Bernstein and Karen Busch. Ypsilanti: Eastern Michigan University Press, 2010. (Forthcoming)

"Using Classroom Wikis for Student Collaboration." Paper presented at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, May 18, 2009.

"Building Historical-Thinking Skills in the U.S. Survey." Teaching History 32, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 80-91

"Encoding the Myth: The Morse Invention on Display at the National Museum." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, Las Vegas, NV, October 12-15, 2006

Review of Selling British Columbia: Tourism and Consumer Culture, 1890-1970, by Michael Dawson in Enterprise and Society 6 (2005): 320-321

“Heroes of the Sky: Adventures in Early Flight; At the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan,” Technology and Culture 45 (2004)

“The Battle for Huron Street,” Ann Arbor Observer (May 2003): 37-42.