Promoting Augsburg University's Honors Program with a spoof of the Dos Equis beer commercials. (4 versions. Props to Michael Barone of American Public Media's "Pipedreams" for the awesome voice over.)
Presenting one of the stories from Hold Fast to What is Good to students at an honors recruiting event at Augsburg University.
Learning archaeology at the Roman baths at the Ohio State University excavations at Isthmia, Greece, on a 2005 study away trip with Augsburg University students.
Presenting to the Augsburg Board of Regents on the history of a shovel used at campus groundbreaking ceremonies since 1938.
Constructing a magic square (the figures in each vertical, horizontal, and diagonal row add up to the same value), while reciting "Jabberwocky" at an honors recruiting event at Augsburg University.
Interviewing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, the "Woz," at campus-wide convocation at Augsburg University.
Press about my teaching
Maura Lerner, "Augsburg professor left circus to bring history to life," Minneapolis Star-Tribune, March 28, 2016
Lydia Coutre, “Augsburg’s Medieval Minnesota camp reveals real Middle Ages,” Minneapolis Star-Tribune, July 22, 2013
Scott Ferrell, “Podcast 42: Summer of Chivalry,” Chivalry Today, 2010 (starts at minute 11:00).
Jenna Ross, "Learning for the sake of learning," Minneapolis Star-Tribune, November 28, 2009
Paul Tosto, “Students go back 9 centuries to relive the Middle Ages,” Chicago Tribune, June 1, 2006
Scott Carlson, “Vivat Academia,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 7, 2004
Marissa Helms, “Augsburg goes medieval,” Minnesota Public Radio, April 20, 2004
Press about my writing
Ralf Lützelschwab, review of Shaping Stability: The Normation and Formation of Religious Life in the Middle Ages, Disciplina Monastica 11 (contains my essay "Usquemodo, aliquomodo, quoquomodo: an early Cistercian pronunciation guide”), in The Journal of Medieval Studies
Joel Rosenthal, review of The Medieval Church in The Medieval Review
Salvador Ryan, review of The Medieval Church in Peritia
Kathleen Thompson, review of New Monks in Old Habits in Speculum
Lauren Mancia, review of New Monks in Old Habits in The Catholic Historical Review
John B. Wickstorm, review of New Monks in Old Habits in The Medieval Review
Scott G. Bruce, review of New Monks in Old Habits in H-France
Mirko Breitenstein, review of New Monks in Old Habits in Sehepunkt (sorry, this one's in German)
Press about academic freedom
"Colleen Flaherty, "Too taboo for class?" Inside Higher Ed
Randall Kennedy, "How a Dispute Over the N-word Became a Disparaging Farce," The Chronicle of Higher Education
Zipporah Osei, "Do Racial Epithets Have Any Place in the Classroom? A Professor's Suspension Fuels That Debate," The Chronicle of Higher Education
American Association of University Professors, "Letter to Augsburg University President Regarding Phillip Adamo," AAUP Update
Sidsel Nyholm, "Professors brug af "N-ordet" udløser strid i USA: "De studerende er blevet gjort fortræd," Kristelig Dagblad
Mila Koumpilova,"Minnesota professor's suspension fuels academic freedom debate," Minneapolis Star Tribune