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Guy Aronoff, Adjunct Faculty in History, Eureka Campus

What do you love most about teaching at CR?
During my almost thirty years of teaching at the secondary and collegiate levels, I have attempted to provide my students with a foundation in American history and encourage them to find answers to the challenges of today from the myriad perspectives to be found from our nation's history.

What do you love most about your discipline?
Over the last decade I have been fortunate to have worked with numerous experts in their field including Dr. Charles Neu at Brown University, Dr. David Kennedy at Stanford University, and the late Dr. John Elliott at the University of Southern California.

Is there anything else you would like your students to know about you?
I have been teaching here in Humboldt County since 2008 after living in Southern California for most of my life.  I enjoy the smaller classes here at CR, the camaraderie of my colleagues, and staff, and the inquisitiveness and intelligence of my students. I have had the pleasure of teaching classes in both the history and political science departments, and hope to continue for many years.

Working his way through college in the 1970s, Guy Aronoff was an electrician and an electronic technician before completing his Masters in History and his teaching credential. In 1985, He began teaching at his alma mater, California State University Northridge, and later at California State University Channel Islands.  He has taught several courses in American history, including introductory survey classes, courses on the Vietnam War, Labor Struggles in the US, and Hollywood Film and History. Guy moved to Humboldt County in 2003, and began teaching at Humboldt State University in 2008 and College of the Redwoods in 2009.