Department: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Office Location: 713 Evenden Tower
Office Phone: 607-746-4453
Areas of Expertise: Broadly, my expertise lies in Early American History, particularly the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the Atlantic World. I also focus on the intersection between public history and academic history in popular culture, politics, and public space. My particular area of expertise in research is eighteenth-century trans-Atlantic political ideology and institutions.
Program/Courses Taught: HIST 100 Early American History; HIST 330 Special Topics: Atlantic History; HIST 230 Topics in American History: The Civil War; HIST 330 Special Topics: The American Revolution; HONR 230 Public History in American Culture and Memory; HONR 210 The Enlightenment in American History; HIST 105 Modern American History; HIST 330-INT Women in American Politics UNIV100 Freshman Seminar
About Me: I am Co-Chair of the Budget and Planning Committee and co-advisor of the History Club. I am also a member of the Student Success Working Group, the Online Instruction Committee, and the Writing Across the Curriculum Working Group. I regularly take part in campus presentations and panels, including Constitution Day, Common Hour, the Faculty Bookstore Series, and the Black History Month panel. I regularly participate in and present at conferences, such as the Upstate Early American History Workshop and the Conference on New York State History.
- Ph.D., History, Binghamton University, 2011, Major: Colonial America, Minors: Religion and Enlightenment, Early Modern England
- M.A., History, Binghamton University, 2005
- B.S., History / Mass Communications, Towson University
Other Links: http://common-place.org/book/revolution-revisited/
Publications: “Revolution Revisited,” review of “The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding,” Common-place, 2016.
“Empires,” in Brendan McConville, ed., American Centuries: The Ideas, Issues, and Values That Shaped U.S. History, (New York: MTM Publishing, 2011). “Royal Colonies,” in Andrew W. Robertson, ed., Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History (New York: MTM Publishing, 2009).
Research and Grants: My doctoral dissertation, “Re-writing the Empire: Plans for Institutional Reform in British America, 1675-1789,” (2011) explored over 200 plans written to reform and more concretely to unite the British Empire and to prevent Revolution. I continue to research and write about this topic. Between 2013 and 2015 I was awarded four Professional Development Grants to conduct research in Philadelphia and Boston at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the American Philosophical Society, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Other research grants include: a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Fellowship, a Dissertation Year Fellowship, the Binghamton Foundation Travel Grant, an O’Neill Research Grant, the Rosa Colecchio Travel Award, and the Kramer Research Grant. Along with my colleague, Dr. Hamblin, I obtained Erpf-Sanford Grants in 2014-15 and 2015-16 to bring four academic speakers to campus, including Dr. Leigh Anne Wheeler, Professor of History at Binghamton University, who presented on the meaning of Women’s History Month in March, 2016.