Associate Professor and Chair
Department of History
B.A. Loyola College in Maryland
Ph.D, University of Minnesota
Courses taught at Merrimack:
U.S. History to 1877; Survey of Latin American History; American Revolution; Civil War and Reconstruction; Colonial American History; Historical Methods; History of the Early Republic; Senior Research Seminar; Environmental History of North America; Slavery and Race in the Early Modern Atlantic World
“Recent Scholarship on Slavery and Emancipation in Baltimore,” in Maryland Historical Magazine, 108:1 (Spring, 2013), 471-483.
“The Significance of Group Manumission in Post-Revolutionary Rural Maryland” Slavery and Abolition 32:1 (March, 2011), 75-89.
“John and Caroline Nicols and the Post-Panic Economy of Maryland’s Eastern Shore” Maryland Historical Magazine 105: 3 (Winter, 2010), 335-349.
“The Slaveowner’s Family and Manumission in the Post-Revolutionary Chesapeake Tidewater” in Paths to Freedom: Manumission in the Atlantic World, ed. Rosemary Brana-Shute and Randy J. Sparks (Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 2009), 339-362.