I have served as a part time instructor of geography within the department since the 2009–2010 academic year. The courses which I continue to teach here at Kennesaw State University include world regional geography, social perspectives in geography, geography of North America, historical geography, and the geography of Sub–Saharan Africa. I will be also teaching Geography of Europe in Spring 2014. I also am employed by the College Board, where I have served as a reader of the AP Human Geography Exams since 2006. Past teaching experience includes a limited term faculty position within the department of interdisciplinary studies at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, where I taught global issues and society during the 2008–2009 academic year. I also served as a visiting instructor of geography within the department of geosciences at Georgia State University in Atlanta between 2006–2008, where I taught world regional geography, economic geography, environmental conservation, and physical geography. I received my MA in historical geography through the department of anthropology & geography at Georgia State University in May 2006 with the completion of my thesis, Wharves to Waterfalls: A Geographic Analysis of the Massachusetts Political Economy 1763 – 1825. I am currently working on obtaining my PhD in world history through the department of history at Georgia State University. My potential dissertation topic will focus on the centrality of the New England merchant fleet and their voyages beyond the Atlantic capes into the Pacific & Indian Ocean worlds. My intended research is to identify one particular ship and the impact of cross–cultural encounters upon the crew and the commercial impact upon society of the vast array of commodities exchanged throughout this intricate maritime network of diverse ports of the emergent transnational world: 1785 – 1815.