I earned my doctorate in history in 2001 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and have taught at many institutions including those in the University System of New Hampshire, the University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Greenfield Community College, as well as private universities, including Franklin Pierce and Susquehanna University. I have taught many courses ranging from World History, Western Civilizations, History & Film, to numerous classes on American History.
I have published in peer-reviewed journals on a number of topics, including twentieth century American immigration policy, the English Renaissance, and early modern British colonial legal history. I co-wrote a 2015 US History textbook for OpenStax, a part of Rice University’s Open Education Resources (OER) initiative.
My current work is connected to an ongoing (2015-2017) National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant to crowd source the transcription of major New Hampshire manuscript collections. I am researching colonial and revolutionary history through the manuscripts of Meshech Weare, a provincial judge who served as the chair of New Hampshire’s Committee of Safety during the American Revolution.