Education: B.A., Hanover College; M.A., Ph.D., Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Editor-in-Chief, Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin's Historical Review (2015-present)
- Co-Director, Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (2013-present)
- Co-Director, UWGB Teaching Scholars (2012-2015)
Articles and Essays:
- "Presbyterian Orthodoxy and the Dilemma of Pluralism: The Battle over Kentucky’s Transylvania University, 1800–1830," in Varieties of Southern Religious History: Essays in Honor of Donald G. Mathews, edited by Regina D. Sullivan and Monte Hampton, University of South Carolina Press (2015).
- "Designing a Question-Driven U.S. History Course," co-authored with Anthony Armstrong, OAH Magazine of History 27 (July 2013): 19–24.
- "The End of the History Survey Course: The Rise and Fall of the Coverage Model," co-authored with Joel M. Sipress, Journal of American History 97 (March 2011): 1050–1066.
- "Thomas Paine’s Civil Religion of Reason," in The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life, pp. 171–195, edited by Daniel Dreisbach, Mark Hall, and Jeffry Morrison (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009).
- "Church Building and Social Class on the Urban Frontier: The Refinement of Lexington, 1784–1830,"Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 106 (Spring 2008): 191–229.
- "From Learning History to Doing History: Beyond the Coverage Model," co-authored with Joel Sipress, in Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind,pp. 19–35, edited by Regan Gurung, Nancy Chick, and Aeron Haynie (Stylus Publishing, 2008).
- "Cincinnati’s Infernal Regions Exhibit and the Waning of Calvinist Authority,"American Nineteenth Century History 9 (September 2008): 219–39.
- "Assessing Student Understanding in Introductory Courses: A Sample Strategy," History Teacher 41 (August 2008): 505–18.
- "Religious Sects and Social Reform," in Perspectives in American Social History Series: Jacksonian and Antebellum Eras, pp. 95–115, ed. Mark R. Cheathem (Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2008).
Selected Brief Essays:
- "Clicking for Clio: Using Technology to Teach Historical Thinking," Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association (Dec. 2009): 30–32.
- "Orestes Brownson," co-authored with Lynn Gordon Hughes, Dictionary of Unitarian Universalist Biography (Nov. 2009).
- "The Rise and Fall of American Transcendentalism," review essay on Philip F. Gura, American Transcendentalism: A History (New York: Hill & Wang, 2007) for H-SHEAR (13 Oct. 2009).
- Review essay on Patrick Carey, Orestes A. Brownson: American Religious Weathervane (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004) for H-SHEAR (7 Feb. 2006).
- Spring 2014 UWGB Research Scholar
- Co-Winner of the 2012 Maryellen Weimer Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award (for "The End of the History Survey Course," co-authored with Joel M. Sipress)
- Teaching Scholar, UWGB, 2011-12
- Grant in Aid of Research, UWGB, 2011
- Instructional Development Award, UWGB, 2008-09
- Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, UW System, 2006-2007
- Grant for Integrating Research and Teaching, UWGB, 2005-06
- Teaching Scholar, UWGB, 2004-05
- Lecture and Workshop Presenter, "Backward Design for Student Learning" and "Rethinking Content Coverage," High Point University, High Point, NC, October 7, 2015.
- Lecture, "'To Begin the World Over Again': Thomas Paine and the American Founding," Grove City College, Pittsburg, PA, September 22, 2015.
- Workshop Presenter, "Rethinking Content Coverage," Faculty College, Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID), UW System, Richland Center, WI, May 27 & 28, 2015.
- Workshop Co-Presenter (with Regan Gurung), "Going Behind the Scenes of the Learning Process: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning," Faculty College, Office of Professional and Instructional Development )OPID), UW System, Richland Center, WI, May 27–29, 2015.
- Lecture and Workshop Presenter, "Why You Should Study Your Students' Learning" and "Studying Your Students’ Learning: How to Get Started," University of Wisconsin–River Falls, January 21, 2015.
- Lecture and Workshop Presenter, "Why You Should Study Your Students' Learning" and "Studying Your Students’ Learning: How to Get Started," Center for Inclusive Learning, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, Oct. 2–3, 2014.
- "Beyond Coverage: Backward Design for Disciplinary Thinking," with Joel Sipress, University of Wisconsin–Superior, August 19, 2013.
- "An Introduction to Scholarly Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning," Faculty College, Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID), UW System, Richland Center, WI, May 29–31, 2013.
- "Getting Started Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning," Faculty College, Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID), UW System, Richland Center, WI, May 30–June 1, 2012.
Recent Conference Presentations:
- Co-Presenter (with Kelli Covey), "Listening to Hear: The Practice of Reflective Discussion," OPID Spring Conference, Green Lake, WI, April 16, 2015.
- Co-Presenter (with Anthony Ciccone, UW-Milwaukee), "Why Am I Taking this Course? Why Am I Teaching this Course?," OPID Spring Conference, Green Lake, WI, April 17, 2014.
- Workshop Panelist, "Toward a Signature Pedagogy for History," Organization of American Historians, Atlanta, GA, April 12, 2014.
- Panel Presenter, "The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program: Cultivating Community and Leadership through SoTL," with Ryan Martin and La Vonne Cornell-Swanson, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 3, 2013.
- "The Rise and Fall of the Coverage Model: A Brief History," Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, WI, April 21, 2012.
- "The Coverage Model and the Discipline of History: A Century of Critique," Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, Oct. 8, 2011. "Using Authentic Assignments to Promote Problem-Based Learning," Teaching Writing Effectively in Any Course (Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Faculty Workshop, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, Aug. 24, 2011.