Hello, welcome to my user page. I am Mike1981, known to most in the outside world as Mike DeMarco; I am also known as Gaius Jason Michaels. I have been a Wikipedian since December 2005. I created the article Jamie Lloyd, on my favorite character from my favorite horror film series, and have contributed to a number of other articles, including Berkeley Heights, New Jersey and Multiple personality controversy. Currently, I am an adjunct professor of history at Kean University in Union and Toms River, New Jersey, a Ph.D. student in history at Temple University, and a freelance journalist. My research interests include the nineteenth-century United States, particularly the South and the Civil War and Reconstruction, gender, and intellectual and cultural history. As a journalist, I am particularly interested in religion, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and other animal rights/liberation activism, and the Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea (DPRK). In addition, I wrote a lengthy two-part article on the much misunderstood phenomenon of healthy multiplicity. I covered local government and education in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, for The Independent Press from April 2004 to August 2007. I also write fiction and poetry.
B.A., University of Virginia, 2003; M.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2006; Ph.D., Temple University, 2011 (expected)
"The Fedora" (short story), in Cyber-Pulp Press's Halloween 3.0 (2004) (available both electronically and in trade paperback)
My Website for alternative freelance journalism:
The Spartacus World Times, 
My Associated Content page:
My MySpace page:
Please note that I plan to update all these pages soon. The reader's patience is appreciated.
UPDATE: 1/2/08: My apologies to the several WikiProjects for which I've signed up for my delay in getting to work. I was stuck in a situation with limited computer access for over a week, and I'm attending to some pressing obligations. I will start working on improving articles as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.