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Degree Program University
Ph.D. American History University of Maryland
M.A. University of Maryland
B.A. The College of New Jersey

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2007 - Now Associate Professor Siena College
2001 - 2007 Assistant Professor Siena College
2000 - 2001 Adjunct Professor University of Maryland
2000 - 2001 Senior Historian History Associates Incorporated
1999 - 2000 Adjunct Professor US Naval Academy
1996 - 1996 Adjunct Professor Frederick Community College
1992 - 1996 Teaching Assistant University of Maryland

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Review of Mary Gordon McBride, Randall Lee Gibson of Louisiana: Confederate General and New South Reformer
    Journal of American History
  • Review of Tom Downey, Planting a Capitalist South
    Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
  • 'An Educated and Intelligent People Cannot be Enslaved': The Struggle for Common Schools in Antebellum Spartanburg, South Carolina
    History of Education Quarterly
  • Entrepreneurs in the Southern Upcountry: The Case of Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1815-1880
    Enterprise & Society

Awards & Distinctions

  • Co-Recipient with Daniel Turner of fellowship to support student travel for HIST401/ENG285 Blue Ridge to Blue Sea course, summer 2010.
    Category: Teaching
    Watson-Brown Foundation, 2010
  • 2006 Nominee for Jerome R. Walton Excellence in Teaching Award
    Category: Teaching
    Jerome R. Walton Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006
  • 2004 Nominee for Jerome R. Walton Excellence in Teaching Award
    Category: Teaching
    Jerome R. Walton Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004
  • 2004 Faculty Member of the Year, Siena College History Club
    Category: Teaching
    Siena College History Club, 2004
  • 2003 Professor of the Year, Siena College Student Senate
    Category: Teaching
    Siena College Student Senate, 2003

Books & Book Chapters

  • The Southern Middle Class in the Nineteenth Century

  • Entrepreneurs in the Southern Upcountry: Commercial Culture in Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1845-1880
    University of Georgia Press


  • Free Speech or Treason?: The Democratic Press and Lincoln's Assassination
    Symposium on the Civil War, 19th Century Press, and Free Expression, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Malice toward Many: Vengeance and Violence following Lincoln's Assassination
    Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Technology and Rural Culture in the Reconstruction-Era Southern Upcountry
    Society for History of Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
  • The Opposition Press and Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
    Southwestern Historical Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Springs, Shoals and Southern Prosperity: The Business of Water in Nineteenth-Century Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Society for History of Technology, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 'The Timely and Judicious Administration of the Laws': Law, Vigilantism, and the Business Community of Reconstruction-Era Spartanburg, South Carolina
    American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
  • Old South or New?: The Pre-1880 Mill and Town Campaign in Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Southern Industrialization Project Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Railroads and Textiles in Reconstruction Spartanburg
    Hub City Writer's Project, Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Southern Connections
    Researching New York Conference, Albany, New York
  • The Homefront
    World War 2 Conference, Loudonville, New York
  • From Community Development to Corporate Control: Business Policy in Reconstruction-Era Spartanburg, SC
    Business History Conference, Wilmington, Delaware
  • War, Drama, and the Movies
    World War 2 Conference, Loudonville, New York