Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. 2009, University of Oklahoma
M.A. 1995, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. 1993, Oklahoma City University
- the American West
- Native American History
- Environmental History
- Indians in American History
- American Frontiers
- American Rivers
- Urban Environmental History
- Imperialism and Progressivism
- Civil War and Reconstruction
- Cooking with History
- U.S. History to 1877
- U.S. History since 1877
- History Research Seminar
Campus and Community Involvement
- Education Studies Committee
- Curriculum Committee
- Book review: Kathleen L. Hull, Pestilence and Persistence: Yosemite Indian Demography and Culture in Colonial California, in Ethnohistory Vol. 58, no 1 (Winter 2011), 162-64.
- “Good Fences Make Good Citizens: Toward an Environmental History of Southern California Indian Citizenship,” presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Western History Association, 13 – 16 October 2011, Oakland, California.
- “Pioneer Nostalgia, the Spanish Fantasy Past, and the Emergence of the Mission Indian Federation, 1870-1920,” presentation at the annual Meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, 19 May 2011, Sacramento, California.
- current manuscript project: Siphoning Development: An Environmental History of the San Luis Rey River.