Assistant professor University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1983—1989, associate professor, 1989—1998, professor, since 1998. Institute fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1984. Conferee Newberry Library., Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1985.
Institute fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, University North Carolina, 1993. Visiting professor Karl Franzens University, Graz, Styria, Austria, 1994. Institute fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, Columbia University, New York, 1998.
Referee/consultant St. Martin's Press, Prentice-Hall, McGraw-Hill, Houghton-Mifflin, Wadsworth.
Author: (monograph) Soft Soap Hard Sell: American Hygiene in an Age of Advertisement. Reviewer: American History Review, Journal Southern History, Journal Social History, Journal Economic History, The Historian, Technology and Culture, Arkansas History Quarterly, Journal American History. Contributor articles to professional journals.
Conferee Sandage Symposium, University Ill, 2000.
Member American Civil Liberties Union, Gurdjieff Foundation of Arkansas, Little Rock. Member of American History Association, Arkansas Association of College History Teachers (Biennial Essay Award 1993), Phi Alpha Theta (advisor Iota Zeta chapter), Phi Kappa Phi (executive board chapter 134 1989-1992), Phi Beta Kappa.
1983 - 1989