James Thomas Ford, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, CLI
B.A., History, University of California Santa Cruz, 1990
M.A., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
Teaching at UMR
My ultimate goal as an instructor in the humanities is to help students think, read and write critically about the complexities of the human experience. I provide them the tools with which they can establish a frame of reference, formulate their own questions, and seek answers to those questions. My intention is that they come out of the course mindful that history is essentially an investigation.
I am currently researching the use of historical memoirs as an effective teaching tool in a comparative genocide course.