Adjunct Lecturer, Communication and The Arts
forreste003@gannon.edu

  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research

Biography

Currently I am an Adjunct professor in the History and Communication Departments here at Gannon University.  Historially speaking I am focued primarily on United States History but my interests are ever changing.  I have a special interest in US Military history as well as the Colonial, and Progessive periods. 

I am married to a wonderful woman I met in graduate school (Kim) and who currently works at the Getrude Barber Center  here in Erie, PA.  We live in apartment buildings constructed in the late teens to serve as corporate housing for the Chrysler car company with our 12 year old Beagle Puckles Chewbacca Forrester III. 

My interests are extremely varied.  Probably my main hobby is reading (mostly history) but extending into many other genres as well.  I try to visit as many historical sites as I can as often as I can, including several trips a year to Gettysburg.   I also am a certified SCUBA diver, and something of a Foodie. 

Courses Taught

  • The West in the World
  • Fundamentals of Human Communcation
  • Technical Communication

Educational History

  • Edinboro University of PA, BA Theatre, 1995
  • Edinboro University of PA, MA Communication Studies, 2005
  • American Military University, MA History, 2010

Professional Experience

Adjunct at the following:

  • Gannon University, Communication and History Depts,  2010-Present
  • Lakeland Community College (Kirtland, OH), Communication Dept,  2009-Present
  • Edinboro University, Comm. and Media Studies Dept., 2008-2010
  • Stevenson Unviversity (Baltimore, MD), Comm. Dept, 2005-2007
  • Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, MD), Comm. Dept, 2006-2007
  • Baltimore County Community College (Baltimore MD), Comm. Dept, 2007
  • Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD), Theatre Dept., 2005-2006

Publications

  • Major General John Buford: The Neglected Hero.  Armor Magazine: The Professional Journal for Mounted Warfare Vol. CXVIII, no. 5 [September-October 2009]: 6-12

Scholarship/Research

Currently I am researching a book on Erie County native General Strong Vincent, who was mortally wounded at the battle of Gettysburg in July, 1863.  I also do continuous research in the areas of Civil War and Revolutionary War era with an eye to future publications.  Recently my intestests have grown to the Progressive Era in the US, especially the Presidencies of McKinley and Roosevelt.