I am a Professor of Liberal Studies at California State University, Fullerton. I also teach for the University Honors Program, and I serve on the Environmental Studies Program Council. 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. I am currently working on a book titled, Tea Time: A History and another project focusing on manuscript recipe books kept by English women in the 18th to 19th centuries. I love to cook, garden, hike, and camp.