As the subtitle says, I am a history enthusiast, but there’s more to me than that. While it’s true that I’m usually reading about history I’m passionate about other things as well.

Dennis & his books...

Dennis & his books…

I’ve been in higher education my whole adult life. I’m passionate about students and helping students become leaders. I’ve developed numerous leaders in my time in higher education.

I’m passionate about combining the two. I believe that vignettes and episodes from history can be used to teach vital leadership lessons. Our past is full of men and women who excelled and who failed—each has a lesson to teach us. Sometimes, like an onion, we have to peel back the layers to get at the essential truth of an episode in history.

I’m also a student of popular culture—past and present. What makes us tick? How does popular culture influence who we are, how we react and what we may become? Does popular culture influence what we buy, drink and wear—you betcha!

Using video segments of The Andy Griffith Show and the British sitcom, Fawlty Towers, I have taught students proper confrontation technics and customer service ideals.

In the past five years I have developed a passionate technical things—not just gadgets, but how databases work, what language they speak and how can they be used to serve us?

This is just an introduction to the complexity of Dennis L. Goshorn… follow the blog if you want to know more.

5 thoughts on “About”

  1. Jonathan said:

    Hello, I was looking at writing tools when I came across your site. I like your site and the postings are things I enjoy as well. I wanted to share something about Bible note taking. My issue has always been with my notes in one Bible when I like to use many Bibles. The journal I found is a good one. All my notes in one place and follow me into any Bible I choose to use. It is the JOT Bible Life-Notes journal. I found it on review at Bible Buying Guide site. You will like this journal. Anyone in real Bible study groups should check it out. Keep up the studies, God walk with you. Thanks.

  2. What on earth does Tarmangani mean?

    • When I was in elementary school I was in a remedial reading class. Then a friend & I discovered the Tarzan of the Apes series (24 books) and though they were above our reading level, we began to read them. They were probably the first books that I loved. Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author, even made up a language that the great apes who raised Tarzan used to communicate to each other; “Tarmangani” means “white man.” It is a word that has stuck with me.

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