My interests include a wide-range of themes and periods in American, European, and World history with some focus on social, intellectual, and medical history. I currently teach American History 1301 and 1302, as well as World Civilizations I. Additionally, I am a co-faculty advisor for the History Club (Webb Historical Society), and I am working on earning my second Master’s degree in Political Science.
Some of my favorite periods in American history are the Civil War, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movements. As far as the study of history goes, I tend to agree with this statement made by Frederick Jackson Turner, “Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time."
When I not teaching, reading, or writing, I enjoy spending my time outside walking in some of our beautiful local parks. I try to lead an active lifestyle, so sitting behind a desk all day it not my idea of fun!