Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Areas of expertiseU.S. History, Environmental History, History of Technology
Ph.D., Montana State University 2013
M.A., California State--Stanislaus 2004
B.A., Humboldt State University 2000
At Southwestern I have taught: US History before 1865, US History since 1865, US Environmental History, Environmental History of Empire, History of American Technology, and (Un)Natural Disasters.
"Trees as Technology: Planting Shelterbelts on the Great Plains," History and Technology 25 (December 2009): 325-341.
"Constructing a Technological Forest: Nature, Culture, and Tree Planting in the Nebraska Sand Hills," Environmental History 14 (April 2009): 275-297.
Honors & Awards
Grey Towers Scholar in Residence: US Forest Service writing fellowship, Summer 2011
Joel A. Tarr Envirotech Article Prize 2009. "Constructing a Technological Forest: Nature, Culture, and Tree-Planting in the Nebraska Sand Hills," Environmental History 14 (April 2009): 275-297.
Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship, 2008 from Society for History of Technology
Groups & Affiliations
American Society for Environmental History
Forest History Society
Society for the History of Technology