I currently serve as the co-coordinator for the History Transfer Learning Community, a departmental advisor, and coordinator for the CEEC/CTEC programs.
Comparative history, Native American history, Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century racial ideas
Ph. D., Duke University, 1993
M. A., Yale University, 1988
B. A., Wellesley College, 1987
- The Frontier Transformed: The Civil War in the West, (New York: Praeger, 2013.)
- Conquests and Consequences: From Frontier to Region. Co-authored with William Katerberg (Calvin College.) (Chicago: Harlan Davidson Publishers, 2009.
- Noble, Wretched, Redeemable: Protestant Missionaries to the Indians in Canada and the United States, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press/ Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2000.)
- Co-editor, with Dr. William Katerberg (Calvin College), Western American history series, Harlan Davidson Publishing (now Wiley), sponsored by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody Wy, 2006-2015.
- Co-editor (with Dr. Robert Thacker, (St. Lawrence University), One West, Two Myths: Comparing Canadian/U.S. Perspectives. Volume II. (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2005.)
- Co-editor (with Dr. Robert Thacker, St. Lawrence University), One West, Two Myths: Comparing Canadian/U.S. Perspectives. Volume I: A reader on comparing the Wests. (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2004.)
- Co-editor (with Dr. Robert Thacker, St. Lawrence University), American Review of Canadian Studies, One Myth, Two Wests: Special Issue on the West(s), Winter 2003, Volume 33, Number 4.
- “Is Global History Having a Moment?” Reviews in American History, 49, No.3 (September 2021) 435-444
- “Seeing Cannibals: Spanish and English Enlightenment on the Northwest Coast,” Pacific Historical Review, 88 No. 3, (Summer 2019): 345-377.
- “Christian Missions to American Indians,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, May 2016, http://americanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.001. 0001/acrefore–9780199329175–e–323?rskey=KLnaBc&result=1
- “Saviors and Scientists: Protestant Missionaries’ Impact on Nineteenth-Century Scholarship and the Transnational Image of the ‘Indian.’” Pacific Historical Review, Volume 72:4 (2003) .
- “ A Hewer of Wood, A Drover of Water: Expectations of Protestant Missionary Women on the Western Frontiers of Canada and the United States, 1830 – 1900,” The Canadian Review of American Studies Volume 31:1 (2001).
- “Introduction – Turner in His Times and Ours,” Journal of the West, (October 1995: Volume XXXIV, No. 4): 5-6.
- “Songs of the Mexican American War: An Interpretation of Sources,” Journal of the West (July 1989, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3): 16-23.
- Finalist, UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence, 2022.
- Part-time Lecturer Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UNC-Charlotte, April 2013.
- Outstanding Teacher Award 1999-2000, Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture, Texas A & M Chapter.
- Meritorious Service Award, Residential College, Winona State University, 1996.
- Historical Methods: Gender and the American Frontier
- Historical Methods: The Frontier in American History
- Survey of American History, 1500-1865 (HIST 1512)
- Survey of American History, 1865 to the present
- Survey of American Indian History
- Cannibalism and Race (CTCM 2530)
- Indians and Democracy
- Civil War in the WesT
- Race, Religion and Science in the Nineteenth Century