Chair, History Department
PhD. – American History, Florida State University (2011)
M.A. – History, University of Alabama-Birmingham (2005)
B.A. – History, Belmont Abbey College (2002)
Research & Teaching Interests:
- 20th Century American History
- World War II
- History of the American South
- Civil Rights Movement
- The First Year Symposium
- The History of Western Civilization, Part I
- The History of Western Civilization, Part II
- The History of the United States to 1865
- The History of the United States since 1865
- Socrates vs. Confucius: Comparative Political Cultures in World History
- History of the American South I: 1000-1865
- History of the American South II: 1865-Present
- World War II
- Religion and Revolution in Early America
- The Cold War
- Senior Thesis
- The Civil Rights Movement
- Nation of Nations: The History of American Immigration
- Honors Institute History Seminar
“Roman Catholics.” James Clark, Glenn Jonas, and Willis Whichard, eds. Religious Traditions of North Carolina: Histories, Tenets, and Leaders (Jefferson, NC: MacFarland & Company, 2018): 266-286.
“Defending the Lands of Their Ancestors: The African American Military Experience in Africa During World War II.” Judith Byfield and Carolyn Brown, eds. Africa During World War II (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015): 401-420.
“’We are the most fortunate of prisoners’: The Axis POW Experience At Camp Opelika, Alabama, During World War II.” Alabama Review 64 (October 2011): 285- 320.
“Catholics and Jim Crow: Recent Scholarship on Southern Catholicism during the Civil Rights Movement,” Journal of Southern Religion 12 (2010)
"World War II POW Camps in Alabama," Encyclopedia of Alabama, January 2008.