Nick Herrera received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Social Psychology from Stanford University and his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego. As a graduate student, he conducted research on emotional contagion, as well as beliefs about birth order differences in intelligence and personality. He worked as an Honors Intern for the F.B.I. and studied the hunting patterns of serial rapists and the criminal profiling of serial killers.
I have been a professor in the History and Political Science Department since the fall of 1999. During that time I have taught a variety of history courses including the U.S. history survey courses from the pre-colonial period to the present, a course on the history of the American West and the history of the Americas (Canada, the U.S. and Latin America). Elsewhere I have taught the history of American Women, a course on American popular culture in the twentieth century and U.S. suburban history.