I currently teach History at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. I have previously taught at Concordia University (Austin, Texas), The University of Memphis (TN), Hood College (Frederick, Maryland), and the University of Maryland - Baltimore County.
I received a Ph.D. in History (American Religious) at George Washington University and a M.L.S. degree in Archives at the University of Maryland - College Park. I also studied Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Prior to my teaching career in History, I earned a M.B.A. degree (Finance) from the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, and I worked in the world of private banking and municipal government.
My research expertise focuses upon the history of religion in the United States, especially the Early National and 19th Century periods. I have also published several book reviews and encyclopedia articles related to the study of American religious history.
The Faculty Resource Center was formerly known as the Lehrman American Studies Resource Center.