I am primarily interested in the ethnohistorical examination of military conflict and cooperation between the Native peoples of North America and European colonial powers. More generally, I am interested in Native American and early American history with particular emphasis on the Revolutionary Era and the Early Republic. Within the field of military history, my research has focused on “small wars” involving irregular forces and U.S. defense policy. I am currently working on a military history of Indian Removal in the southeastern United States.
- PhD - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- MA - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- BS - U.S. Military Academy
|Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009). View Book Details
- "An Irregular Reconsideration of George Washington and the American Military Tradition,” Journal of Military History 78, no. 3 (July 2014): 961-993.
- “‘My Favorite Officer’: George Washington’s Apprentice, Nathanael Greene,” in Sons of the Father: George Washington and His Protégés, ed. Robert McDonald, 149-168 (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013).
- ‘A Reckless Waste of Blood and Treasure’: The Last Campaign of the Second Seminole War,” in Between War and Peace: How America Ends Its Wars, ed. Matthew Moten (New York: Free Press, 2011).
- 2015 - Philip R. Certain & Gary D. Sandefur Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 2015 - Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for “An Irregular Reconsideration of George Washington and the American Military Tradition”
- 2014 - William H. Kiekhofer Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 2012 - Dorothy and Hsin-Nung Yao Teaching Award, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 2011 - Vilas Associate, 2011-2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Denis Alfin
- Leslie Bellais
- Marlana Margaria
- Steve Oreck
- Tom Rider
- Kevin Walters
- History 201 - The Historian's Craft: The History of Wisconsin in 100 Objects - Syllabus 2016 (pdf)
- History 201 - The Historian's Craft: Wisconsin History & Material Culture - Syllabus 2017 (pdf)
- History 221 - Explorations in American History: “The American Military Experience Since 1899" - Syllabus 2011 (pdf)
- History 396 - Military History of the United States to 1902 - Syllabus 2011 (pdf)
- History 427 - The American Military Experience to 1902 - Syllabus 2014 (pdf)
- History 428 - The American Military Experience Since 1899 - Syllabus 2016 (pdf)
- History 600 - U.S. Military History
- History 600 - American Ways of War - Syllabus 2010 (pdf)
- History 600 - Indian Removal - Syllabus 2013 (pdf)
- History 941 - Indians and Empires - Syllabus 2012 (pdf)
- History 958 - Seminar in American Military History - Syllabus 2014 (pdf)