James Thomas Ford, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, CLI

Education
Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000 M.A., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992 B.A., History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1990

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.

Research
I am currently researching the use of historical memoirs as an effective teaching tool in a comparative genocide course.