TEACHING

When I was hired at SLAIS, the number of professors in the archival program was effectively doubled. Of course, Prof. Eastwood was not teaching everything by himself, as he had the support of several adjuncts. My arrival allowed for the move of responsibility for core courses to full-time professors. Thus, Terry and I developed the curriculum in a way that the two of us could handle the entire core. Over the years, I have taught the following courses (note that, as course titles have changed from year to year, the names I am using for the courses are sometimes simply illustrative of content):

  • ARST 500 Archival Fundamentals (6 credits) (1987 – 1990)
  • ARST 510 Diplomatics (3 credits) (1987 – 2013, 2017 - present)
  • ARST 516 Records Management (3 credits) (1987 – 1997)
  • LIBR 516 Records Management (3 credits) (1990 – 1992)
  • ARST 517 History of Recordkeeping (3 credits) (1991 – 1999)
  • ARST 520 Appraisal (3 credits) (1991 – 1999, and 2008 – present)
  • ARST 555 The Preservation of Digital Records (3 credits) (1997 – 2016)
  • ARST 591 Archival Research and Scholarship (3 credits) (1991 – 1999)
  • ARST 592 Directed Research Project (3 credits) (1987 – present)
  • ARST 594 Directed Study (3 credits) (1987 – present)
  • ARST 595 Internship (3 credits) (1987 – present)
  • ARST 610 (now LAIS 609) Theoretical and Research Foundations of Archival Studies (6 credits) (2003 – present)
  • ARST 620 (now LAIS 620) Advanced Study in Major Area for PhD Students (6 credits) (2004 – present)

Currently, I teach theory and aim to develop and nurture in my students a deep understanding of the nature of archival material.

I am teaching the following courses:

  • ARST 520 Selection and Acquisition of Archival Documents (Second Winter Term--3 credits)
  • ARST 555 The Preservation of Digital Records (First Winter Term--3 credits)
  • LAIS 609 Theoretical and Research Foundations (Winter Session--6 credits)
  • LAIS 620 Advanced Study in Major Area (Winter Session--6 credits)

I have supervised 32 Master of Archival Studies theses; 1 Certificate of Advanced Studies thesis; 7 PhD thesis; and 7 graduating papers. I have served on about 100 master's theses research committees, and quite a few doctoral dissertations committees in other schools or departments, and have chaired about 20 master's theses defenses.

I am presently the supervisor of 6 PhD dissertations.

I am always happy to supervise directed studies and directed research projects.

In addition, I lead numerous seminars and workshops every year, and teach classes as a visiting lecturer internationally.