J. Daniel May

"No matter what subject I've taught, I've always seen the importance in making connections to other topics, bringing in bits of history, archaeology, hard science—whatever I thought could put the course into a larger context. Big History is as large a context as I could wish for, the ultimate opportunity to connect the dots and see the whole picture."

DanMay-AmsterdamProfessor May has been teaching English as a Second Language, Linguistics, Writing, and Literature at Dominican since 1996. He earned his BA in Film and Screenwriting and his MA in English with an ESL emphasis, both from San Francisco State University, He began teaching Big History in 2011, and since 2014 has served as the program director.