I am an independent historian, published academic writer, and public lecturer. My primary field of interests are related to Colonial America, the American Revolution, and the early American republic. I am also interested in European and American intellectual history (the history of ideas and political philosophy) and legal history. I have written curriculum for grade schoolers (my wife teaches fifth grade) and I have lectured to university-level history classes. I have also appeared on talk radio to discuss my historical work and I currently occupy the role of Vice Chair for the Historic Commission for my city. I recently gave a public lecture regarding the issue of public memory and the role of history in our broader culture.
My teaching style, as will be noticed from much of my content, is lecture-based. I believe this to be a very important way to teach, as it utilizes the vision-driven nature of young people (through the use of power point) and allows for a broad range of discussion regarding the material.
Honorable mention, History Essay Prize, Western Oregon University History Research Grant, Western Oregon University Ricky Stanton Scholarship Grant Voted by my local city council and appointed by my mayor to the position of member of the Historic Commission. After one year of service on this commission, I was elected Vice Chair.
Bachelor's Degree, History, Western Oregon University Associate's Degree, General Studies, Chemeketa Community College
Husband and father, historian/researcher/writer, public historian, lecturer, musician/songwriter/composer, avid reader (mostly of history and nonfiction), life-long learner.