Ph.D., History, University of Virginia, 1986.
M.A., History and M.L.S., Catholic University, 1981.
B.A., University of Virginia, 1979.
U.S. History II
Civil War and Reconstruction
American Legal History
American Labor History
Grants and Fellowships:
National Endowment for the Humanities, two travel to collections grants.
Appalachian Colleges Association, faculty-student collaborative research
Appalachian Colleges Association, major research grant.
Honors and Awards:
Wesleyan Teacher of the Year Award from Methodist Board of Higher
Activities and Services:
Served on President's Commission on the Future of the College, Faculty
Senate (two terms), Professional Affairs Committee (two terms), and
Curriculum Committee, among others.
Students in January term class published a booklet on Socialists in
Adamston, West Virginia, and presented a paper to the West Virginia
Served as department chair, 1993-1998.
Mormons and Cowboys, Moonshiners and Klansmen: Federal Law Enforcement
in the South and West, 1870-1893. University of Alabama Press, 1991.
Multiparty Politics in Mississippi, 1877-1902. University Press of Mississippi,
After Reconstruction: Change and Continuity in Mississippi, 1877-1917.
Written for the Mississippi Historical Society. Now completed and undergoing
peer evaluation. Title is tentative.
"Enforcing the Enforcement Acts: the Department of Justice
in Northern Mississippi, 1870-1890." Journal of Southern History,
53 (1987): 421-440.
"Grassroots Radicalism in the Magnolia State: Mississippi's Socialist
Movement at the Local Level, 1910-1919." Labor History, 33 (1992):