Assistant Professor of History
- 2019-present: Assistant Professor of History, University of Lynchburg
- 2017-2019: Chair, Department of History and Social Sciences, LaGrange College
- 2012-2019: Co-director, First-Year Seminar Program, LaGrange College
- 2008-2019: Assistant/Associate Professor of History, LaGrange College
- 2007-2008: Visiting Assistant Professor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
- 1999-2005: Instructor of History, Virginia Wesleyan College
- 1999-2002: Instructor of History, College of William and Mary
- PhD, History, College of William and Mary
Fields: Early America, Middle America, Modern America, Colonial Latin America
- MA, History, University of Georgia
- BA, History and Anthropology, James Madison University
Honors and Awards
- Georgia Independent Colleges Association/Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award: 2014
- John R. Hines Award for Faculty Support of Undergraduate Research, LaGrange College: 2012
- Selected participant, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, “Slave Narratives” Seminar for College Professors, Yale University, 2011
- Selected participant, The Council of Independent Colleges Workshop on Information Fluency, San Antonio, TX, 2011
- Review of Matthew Mulcahy, Hubs of Empire: The Southeastern Lowcountry and British Caribbean (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) in the South Carolina Historical Magazine, vol. 117, no. 3 (July 2016).
- Review of Paul M. Pressly, On the Rim of the Caribbean: Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2013) in the South Carolina Historical Magazine, vol. 115, no. 3 (July 2014).
- Review of Ben Marsh, Georgia’s Frontier Women: Female Fortunes in a Southern Colony (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007) in H-net Book Review H-SAWH, July 2010.
- Multiple Entries in the Encyclopedia of North American Colonial Conflicts to 1775: A Political, Social, and Military History. Edited by Spencer Tucker. Denver: ABC-Clio, 2008. Attakullakulla, Brims of Coweta, Mary Musgrove, Tomochichi, John Barnwell, James Oglethorpe, Jean Ribault, René Goulaine de Laudonnière, Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés
- Multiple Entries in the Encyclopedia of American Military History. Edited by Spencer Tucker. New York: Facts on File, 2003. Alexander McGillivray, James Edward Oglethorpe, Yamassee War
Manuscripts in Progress
- Cultural Brokers on the Colonial Georgia Frontier, manuscript undergoing revisions for potential inclusion in the Mellon Series on Early American Places, UGA Press
- “The Witch and the Lunatick: Debunking Gender Norms on the Colonial Georgia Frontier”, article in progress
- The Creation of the Cherokee Nation; manuscript in progress
- “Reconceptualizing the Cultural Broker’s Place in the Late Colonial Southeast.” Paper presented at the American Society for Ethnohistory annual meeting. Nashville, TN. Nov. 9-12, 2016.
- “Intersecting Lives: Native-Trader Relations in Colonial Georgia.” Paper presented at the American Historical Association annual meeting. New Orleans, LA. January 3-6, 2013. “Sovereign and Civilized: The Cherokees, Annuities, and Nationalism.” Paper presented at the American Society for Ethnohistory annual meeting. Ottawa, Ontario. October 3-7, 2010.
- “Permeable Borders: The Cultural and Physical Boundaries of the Altamaha River in Colonial Anglo-Creek Relations.” Paper presented at the Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies Association annual meeting, Murray, KY. May 21-22, 2010.
- “Mediating Cultures, Negotiating Authority: Mary Musgrove and the Contested Terrain of
- Georgia’s Colonial Frontier.” Paper presented at the Southern Association of Women’s Historians Eighth Conference on Women’s History, Columbia, SC. June 4-6, 2009.
- “From Shoes and Feathers to Cash and Power: The Annuity System and the Rise of Cherokee Nationalism, 1791-1835.” Paper presented at the Citadel Conference on the South, The Citadel, Charleston, SC. April 7, 2000.
- “The Witch and the Lunatick: Gendered Frontiers in Colonial Georgia”, Phi Alpha Theta Colloquia Series, April 25, 2017.
- “The Gendered World of Eighteenth-Century Georgia”, Daughters of the American Revolution, LaGrange Chapter, LaGrange, GA. March 27, 2015.
- “1964 in Context: Global to Local”, LaGrange College Office of Alumni Relations, October 17, 2014.
- “John Wesley’s Georgian Tribulations”, First United Methodist Church, January 17, 2013. “Dr. U.B. Phillips: A LaGrange Native Shapes America’s Understanding of Slavery”, discussant, Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Troup County Archives, LaGrange, GA. November 8, 2012.
- “Rhythms of Brazil”, 3D Journeys Community Outreach, LaGrange College. September 24, 2012.
- “We the People” Teacher Workshop, presenter, Georgia Humanities Council, Warm Springs, GA. June 2011.
- “Cultural Encounters on the Chesapeake Bay”, LaGrange College, Tea and More at 4 Series. April 7, 2011.
- Guest Travel Lecturer and Guide, 3D Journeys travel series, coordinated through LaGrange College. Coastal Georgia: Sapelo Island, Frederica, Fort King George. April 18-20, 2011.
- “Coastal Georgia History”, 3D Journeys Lecture Series, LaGrange College. January 24, 2011.
- American Historical Association
- Southern Association of Women Historians
- American Society for Ethnohistory
- Phi Alpha Theta
- Omicron Delta Kappa