Teaching & Advising

Teaching Experience:

Undergraduate Surveys
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
American Civilization

Upper-Division Surveys
U.S. West to 1900
U.S. West to the Present
Nebraska and the Great Plains
Plains Indian
Western American Studies

Undergraduate Seminars
Senior Capstone Research/Writing Seminar

Graduate Seminars
Native American History to the Present
20th Century Native America
U.S. West to 1900
20th Century U.S. West
American Interpreted –Historiography
Native American Women’s History
Native American History to 1900
North American Borderlands
Comparative Colonial / Indians and Empires

Teaching Institutions

  • 2015-        – Assistant Professor: Brigham Young University
  • 2013-2014 – Adjunct Professor: Weber State University
  • 2011-2014 – Visiting Assistant Professor: University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • 2010-2012 – Lecturer: Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • 2008-2011 – Adjunct Instructor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Committee Service:

2013       Robert Wilburn Brown Jr.  “Unsurpassed Courage and Determination: Pender’s Brigade from Richmond to Chancellorsville.”  M.A. Thesis, Department of History, University of Nebraska at Kearney.

2012       Shelley R. Frear.  “The Genoa Indian School, A Mixed Legacy: 50 Years of Transformation, survival, and Hope in a United States Government Indian Boarding School on the Nebraska Plains.”  M.A. Thesis, Department of History, University of Nebraska at Kearney.

2012       Freda Bradley, “Evolutionary Response to Federal Programs in the Rural Mid-Ohio Valley of West Virginia: From Economic Collapse to Valuable Wartime Partner.”  M.A. Thesis, Department of History, University of Nebraska at Kearney.

2012       Kaylene Vieselmeyer, “Sacred Soil: The Influence of the Family Farm in Shaping America’s Identity.” M.A. Thesis, Department of History, University of Nebraska at Kearney.

2012       Amber Alexander, “Fighting the War from Home: The Impact of the Fairmont, Harvard, and Bruning Army Air Fields on Rural Nebraska Residents.”  M.A. Thesis, Department of History, University of Nebraska at Kearney.

2012       Brian Chmielewski, “James Wilson: The Forgotten Founding Father,” M.A. Thesis, Department of History, University of Nebraska at Kearney.

2012       John Stratton, “Des Moines Ordinance Plant: Ankeny, Iowa, on the home Front During World War II.”  M.A. Thesis, Department of History, University of Nebraska at Kearney.