Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Kathleen A. DuVal

Graduate Email:

Curriculum Vitae


BA University of Central Arkansas, 2012
MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014

Research Interests

My dissertation, "Paawaariihusu': Travel in the Central Great Plains," focuses on indigenous and European travelers in the eighteenth-century plains of what is now Kansas and Nebraska.

Some Notable Publications

  • “‘To the Other Side of the Sun’: Indigenous Diplomacy and Power in the Mid-Continent," Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains 41, no. 4 (Winter 2018-2019)
  • Courses Offered


    • HIST 363: Popular Culture & American History (Spring 2020)
    • HIST 127: American History to 1865
    • HIST 231: Native American History: The East

    Teaching Assistant

    • HIST 125: Social History of American Popular Music
    • HIST 127: American History to 1865
    • HIST 561: The American Colonial Experience (grader/writing coach)
    • HIST 351: Global History of Warfare
    • HIST 120: Sport in American History