Assistant Professor of History
- Aug. 2017 – Present, Assistant Professor of History, University of Lynchburg
- Aug. 2016 – June 2017, Social Studies Instructor, Homestead Middle School
- Jan. 2016 – May 2016, Adjunct Professor of History, Union County College
- Nov. 2015 – June 2016, Substitute/ Teachers Aide, Warwick Valley Central School District
- Sept. 2008 – Dec. 2009, Adjunct Professor of History, St. Thomas Aquinas College
- Spring 2009, Lecturer, Dominican College
- PhD – Rutgers University, 2013
- MA – University of Virginia, 2008
- B.Phil – Saint John’s Seminary, 2014
- AB, Graduated Magna Cum Laude – Dartmouth College, 2007
- “Black Political Officeholders” and “Accommodationism” in Steven A. Reich, ed., The World of Jim Crow: A Daily Life Encyclopedia (forthcoming Greenwood Press)
- Patria: Exile, Nation, and War in Cuba and the United States, 1848-1895 (Manuscript in Progress)
- The Risen Phoenix: Black Politics in the Post-Civil War South (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, July 11, 2016).
- Written with the Dictionary of Virginia Biography, “John Mercer Langston (1829– 1897),” Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, First Published May 26, 2015, http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Langston_John_Mercer_1829-1897.
- “Manhood and Freedom in the Sunshine State: Josiah Thomas Walls and Reconstruction Florida,” in Matthew D. Lynch, ed., Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians, Volume 1: Legacies Lost: The Life and Times of John Roy Lynch and His Political Contemporaries (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2012), 47-68.
- “From the Ashes of the Old Dominion: Accommodation, Immediacy, and Progressive Pragmatism in John Mercer Langston’s Virginia,” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 117, No. 3 (2009): 214-49.
- “The Politics of Uncertainty: Emigration and Fusion in the New South,” Emancipations, Reconstructions, Revolutions: African American Politics and U.S. History in the Long 19th Century, 1776-1920, February 11, 2017, McNeil Center for Early American Studies. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
- “The Risen Phoenix: Black Politics in the Post-Civil War South,” A History Club Event in Celebration of Black History Month, February 23, 2016, Union County College, Cranford, NJ.
- “‘That Our Government May Stand’: African American Politics in the Postbellum South, 1865-1918,” Center for Legislative Archives, Brown Bag Series, February 19, 2012, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
- “Why the Beat Generation Matters: Some Preliminary Thoughts on Post-World War II Countercultures,” 33rd Annual Warren I. Susman Graduate History Conference, March 26, 2011, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
- “The Veteran-as-Politician: Robert Smalls and Reconstruction South Carolina,”Narratives of Power: New Articulations of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Class, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, March 22, 2011, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
- “Trickster Politicians and Pragmatic Rabbits: African-American Congressmen and the Political Culture of the Post-Bellum South,” 32nd Annual Warren I. Susman Graduate History Conference, March 27, 2010, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
- “From the Ashes of the Old Dominion: Accommodation, Immediacy, and Progressive Pragmatism in John Mercer Langston’s Virginia,” Social Science Research Council Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Annual Summer Conference, June 18, 2009, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.
Awards, Fellowships, Grants, and Honors
- Jacob K. Javits Fellow, U.S. Department of Education, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program, 2010-2013.
- Predoctoral Research Development Grant, Social Science Research Council Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program, 2012.
- Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant, Social Science Research Council Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program, 2011.
- Pre-ABD Graduate Fellow, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2010-2011.
- Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant, Social Science Research Council Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program, 2010.
- Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 2010.
- Excellence Fellowship, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2009-2010.
- Graduate Fellowship, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2007-2008.
- American Historical Association (AHA)
- American Studies Association (ASA)
- Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
- Organization of American Historians (OAH)
- Southern Historical Association (SHA)
- Virginia Historical Society (VHS)