• 01:050:101  Introduction to American Studies
  • 01:050:216  America in the Arts
  • 01:050:228  The Contemporary American
  • 01:050:261  The American Best-Seller
  • 01:050:262  American Film and American Myth
  • 01:050:263  American Folklore
  • 01:050:264  American Folklife
  • 01:050:282  Maritime Adventure
  • 01:050:291  Jerseyana: New Jersey as a Culture
  • 01:050:301  Cult Films in American Culture
  • 01:050:301  Weird Folklore
  • 01:050:302  American Culture and Values
  • 01:050:303  A Decade in American Culture
  • 01:050:331  Ethnic America
  • 01:050:342  American Sexuality
  • 01:050:350  Folk Festival Management
  • 01:050:365  American Folk Song and Ballad
  • 01:050:355  Folklore of Am Occupational &Regional Groups
  • 01:050:390  Special Problems in American  Culture
  • 01:050:450  Folk Festival Management
  • 01:050:490  Advanced Problems in American  Culture

In addition to the above courses taught in the American Studies Department, I have taught occasional interdisciplinary honors courses through both Livingston College and University College of Rutgers University.


Fulbright Award to Norway.  Council for the International Exchange of Scholars and the U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange.  To teach American Studies at Agder University College, Kristiansand, Norway, 2002-2003.

Committee to Advance our Common Purposes, Human Dignity Award for promoting cultural diversity, Rutgers University, April 2000.

The Ernest E. McMahon, Class of 1930, Award for a significant and creative contribution to the extension of the educational resources of Rutgers University to the people of New Jersey, 1999.

 The New Jersey Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished contributions to the traditional music, crafts, and foodways of New Jersey, 1975-1999, May 1999.

Douglass Medal for outstanding service to Douglass College, awarded by the Associate Alumnae Douglass College, May 1998.

U.S. Speaker and Specialist Grant to the Philippines, awarded by the U.S. Information Agency to consult with the faculty of the University of the Philippines to establish a program in American Studies, January 1998.

Travel Grant to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, awarded by the U.S. Information Agency to assist the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the West Indies to develop a curriculum of American Studies, September-October 1997.

Biography listed in Who’ Who Among America’s Teachers, Fourth Edition, 1996.  “The Best Teachers in America Selected by the Best Students.”

Presidential Award for Distinguished Public Service.  Awarded by the President of Rutgers University in recognition of contributions made by the New Jersey Folk Festival to the people of the State of New Jersey, May 1991.

Travel Grants to Haiti.  Awarded by the Partners of the Americas, Washington, D.C.  To conduct folklore fieldwork in August, 1990; to conduct project feasibility studies in March, 1993.

Fulbright Award to the Philippines.  Council for International Exchange of Scholars and the Philippine-American Educational Foundation.  To teach American literature at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, and to conduct folklore fieldwork in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.  1985-1986.

New Jersey Historical Commission.  “Award of Recognition.”  To recognize outstanding contributions by individuals to the study of New Jersey History, December 1980.

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