Associate Professor of History
John M. Turner Chair in the Humanities
505 Brevard #4
- PhD in Modern European History. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. New Brunswick, NJ. January 2003
- MA in History. Old Dominion University. Norfolk, VA. August 1997
- BA in History and Political Science. James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA, James May 1994
- Associate Professor of History, Lynchburg College. Lynchburg, VA. August 2012-Present
- Assistant Professor of History, Lynchburg College. Lynchburg, VA. August 2008-July 2012
- Assistant Professor of History, Caldwell College. Caldwell, NJ. August 2006-May 2008
- Assistant Professor of History, Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY. August 2005-July 2006
Other Professional Experience
- Co-Editor, Virginia Social Science Journal. 2012-2016
- Board of Directors, Virginia Social Science Association. 2012-Present
- Board of Directors, Holocaust Education Foundation of Central Virginia. December 2010-Present
Awards, Grants, and Honors
- John M. Turner Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, 2016-2019
- Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for Faculty: Jewish Responses to the Holocaust, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2016
- James A. Huston Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Lynchburg College, 2015
- Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty: “Using Film and Media to Teach the Holocaust,” U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2015
- Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Mednick Fellowship, 2013
- Summer Research Grant, Lynchburg College Faculty Development Committee, 2012
- Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty: “Teaching about the Holocaust through Eyewitness Testimony: Using Interviews and Memoirs in the Classroom,” U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2011
- Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, Northwestern University, 2010
- Nominee, Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize, German Historical Institute, 2004
- Research Fellowship, German-American Fulbright Commission, 1999-2000
- Winner, 1999 Webb-Smith Award, University of Texas at Arlington, 1999
- Excellence Fellowship for Doctoral Study, Rutgers University, 1997-2001
Work in Progress
- On Planet Auschwitz: Holocaust Representation in Horror, Science Fiction, and Alternate History Genres (book-length manuscript)
- Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.
- Antisemitism in the German Military Community and the Jewish Response, 1914-1938. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.
- “[Im]Perfect Spies: Identity and the Pathology of the Cold War in John le Carré’s A Perfect Spy and The Secret Pilgrim,” Paradoxa, no. 24 (2012).
- “‘Our Most Serious Enemy’: The Specter of Judeo-Bolshevism in Germany, 1918-1923,” Central European History, 44, no. 4 (2011).
- “The Intergalactic Final Solution:” Nazism, War and Genocide in Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers,” Shofar: Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, 28, no. 4 (2010).
- “A World that Works:’ Visions of Fascism and Globalization in Starship Troopers,” Film & History, 39, no. 2 (October 2009).
- “Terror from the Right: Revolutionary Terrorism and the Failure of the Weimar Republic,” Journal of Conflict Studies, 27, no. 2 (Winter 2007).
- “She Wolves: The Monstrous Women of Nazisploitation Cinema” in Selling Sex on Screen. Edited by Karen Ritzenhoff and Catriona McAvoy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
- “Germany’s Heroic Victims: The Cinematic Redemption of the Wehrmacht Soldier on the Eastern Front in Heroism and Gender in War Films. Edited by Jakub Kazecki and Karen Ritzenhoff. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
- “Weimar’s Burning Question: Situational Antisemitism and the German Combat Leagues, 1918-1933” in The German Right in the Weimar Republic: Studies in the History of German Conservatism, Nationalism, and Antisemitism from 1918 to 1933. Edited by Larry E. Jones. New York: Berghahn Books, 2014.
- “No Future: Punk Music in Post-Industrial Britain and the United States” in Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism. Edited by Eunice Rojas and Lindsay Eades. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2013.
- “Addicted to Cheap Labor: The Gulf States, the Near East, and Sex Trafficking” in Sex Trafficking: A Global Perspective. Edited by Kimberly A. McCabe and Sabita Manian. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010.
- “‘Was it All a Just Dream?’ German Jewish Veterans and the Confrontation with Völkisch Nationalism in the Interwar Period.” Sacrifice and National Belonging in Twentieth-Century Germany. Edited by Greg Eghigian and Matthew Paul Berg. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2002.
- “Women and Warfare in Early Modern Europe.” A Soldier and a Woman: Sexual Integration in the Military. Edited by Gerard de Groot and Corinna Peniston-Bird. London: Longman Publishing Group, 2000.