I am a Professor of Liberal Studies at California State University, Fullerton. I also Coordinate the MS in Environmental Studies Program. I teach a variety of courses in the history of the Liberal Arts, American History, Food Studies, and Environmental Studies. My research specialty is Victorian British History, especially gender, food, and the history of literature and authors. My recent research focuses on manuscript recipe books kept by English and American women in the 18th to 19th centuries. I love to cook, garden, hike, and camp.