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Norton Wheeler's HomepageAt the beginning of August 2006, Terry and I returned from the adventure of a lifetime, living and working in China for nearly three years. (See the weblog, Road to Shanghai, and the photo gallery.) I began my new teaching career as an adjunct history lecturer at Morningside College in my hometown, Sioux City, Iowa. During the 2006-07 academic year, I taught U.S. and world history surveys; finished my dissertation, "Invited Influence: American Private Associations in the Modernization of China, 1985-2005" (abstract: Microsoft Word format or Adobe pdf format); and continued working as a quarter-time sales representative for my corporate employer.
In June 2007, I ended 19 enjoyable years working for Harlan Global Manufacturing. I returned to China over the summer to teach a course in China-US Relations to American high school students in Nanjing, under the auspices of Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. During the 2007-08 academic year, I taught U.S. and world history surveys at Washburn University in Topeka. In the fall of 2008, Missouri Southern State University in Joplin hired me to teach a combination of U.S. and Asian history courses. Feel free to link to my curriculum vitae (CV (Microsoft Word format) or CV (Adobe pdf format)) and my new weblog, "Road to Harvard," and accompanying photo gallery.