Research Interests: Native American history, history of children and youth
Ph.D., History, Indiana University
M.A., History, Indiana University
B.A., Earlham College
Undergraduate: Western Civilization to 1715 (HIS 110); United States to 1877 (HIS 200); Historical Methods (HIS 290); New York State (HIS 309); Native American History (HIS 314); History of American Education (HIS 415); Special Topics: History of Children and Youth in America (HIS 429); Seminar in History (HIS 490); Pre-practice Teaching Seminar (AED 301); Student Teaching Seminar (AED 402); and Student Teaching supervision (AED 400 & 401)
Graduate: Issues in 19th Century U.S. History (HIS 524); Special Topics: Native American History (HIS 529); Issues: Early American History (HIS 550)
Peoples of the River Valleys: The Odyssey of the Delaware Indians (Early American Studies series, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007).
(With Christopher Vecsey), “Religious Ferment among Eastern Algonquians and Their Neighbors in the Eighteenth Century,” in The Cambridge History of Religions in America: Volume I: Pre-Columbian Times to 1790, ed. Stephen J. Stein (Cambridge University Press, 2012), 349-68.
“Delawares in Eastern Ohio after the Treaty of Greenville: The Goshen Mission in Context,” in Contested Territories: Native Americans and Non-Natives in the Lower Great Lakes, 1700-1850, ed. Charles Beatty-Medina and Melissa Rinehart (Michigan State University Press, 2012), 111-36.
“Female Relationships and Intercultural Bonds in Moravian Indian Missions,” in Friends and Enemies in Penn’s Woods: Indians, Colonists, and the Racial Construction of Pennsylvania, ed. William A. Pencak and Daniel K. Richter (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004), 87-103.
“From Anstalt to Academy: Moravian Boarding Education for Native American Children in the Eighteenth Century,” in Chartered Schools: Two Hundred Years of Independent Academies in the United States, 1727-1925, ed. Nancy Beadie and Kim Tolley (Routledge Falmer, 2002), 44-63.
“Complex Connections: Communication, Mobility, and Relationships in Moravian Children’s Lives,” Journal of Moravian History 12 (Spring 2012): 20-46.
“Tribal Identity in the Moravian Missions on the Susquehanna,” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 66 (Summer 1999): 378-98.
“‘What will become of our young people?’ Goals for Indian Children in Moravian Missions,” History of Education Quarterly 38 (Fall 1998): 268-86.
The Lands Would Be Entirely Theirs Again: Indians and the Seven Years' War in the Ohio Valley (Booklet for Fort Necessity Battlefield, National Park Service; Fort Washington, Pa.: Eastern National, 2009).
Book Reviews published in Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History; Journal of Moravian History; The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society; Quaker History; History of Education Quarterly; The Public Historian; Ohio Valley History; and the Indiana Magazine of History
Currently serving on, or have served on: History Department Graduate Committee; Search Committee for African History Position, 2010-11; Teacher Education Council and TEC Assessment Committee; General Education Committee; History Department Curriculum Committee; SUNY Cortland Rural Education Association for Teaching Excellence; Native American Studies Committee