Academic Title

Lecturer, History

Research Interests
  • US History
  • US-Israel Relations
  • Christian-Jewish Relations
  • Christian Zionism
  • American Religious History
  • American Foreign Policy
  • History of Israel/Palestine
  • Ph.D., History, University of Oklahoma
  • M.A., History, University of Oklahoma
  • B.A., History, University of Oklahoma
Recent Publications

Between Dixie and Zion: Southern Baptists and Palestine Before Israel (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, forthcoming 2020).

“Cultural Zionism and Binationalism Among American Liberal Protestants,” Israel Studies 23, no. 2 (Summer 2018), 142-167.

“American Cyrus? Harry Truman, the Bible, and the Palestine Question,” Journal of Church and State 59, No. 3 (September 2017), 447-465.

“The Forgotten Origins of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Near East Mission – W.A. Hamlett’s Month in the Holy Land,” Baptist History and Heritage Journal LII, No. 2 (Summer 2017), 20-31.

“Jacob Gartenhaus: The Southern Baptists’ Jew,” Journal of Southern Religion 19 (2017)