My research interests include nineteenth-century U.S. history, American religious history, the history of the American family, and the American West.
- U.S. Historyy
- "'Except He Humble Himself': Honor, Authority, and Joseph Smith's Relationships with Men"
Working Dissertation Title:
- “All in the Family: Ecclesiastical Authority and Family Theology in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
- BA: Arizona State University
- Honored Instructor (student-organized teaching award), University Housing, UW-Madison, 2016.
- Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship, Graduate School, UW-Madison, 2016.
- Abo Sher Teaching Fellowship, Department of History, UW-Madison, 2015-16.
- Wildermuth Award (for conference paper), John Whitmer Historical Association, 2015.
- Summer Award for Upper Division and Graduate Students, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University, 2014.
- Vilas Research Travel Award, Graduate School, UW-Madison, 2013-14.
- Kelley Award (travel grant), John Whitmer Historical Association, 2013.
- Research Travel Grant, Department of History, UW-Madison, 2013.
- Dennis R.A. Wharton and Martha Washburn Fellowship, Department of History, UW-Madison, 2012-13.
Courses Taught as TA:
- American History to the Civil War Era
- The Era of the American Revolution
- The American West to 1850
- Genres of Western Religious Writing (course taught through the Religious Studies Program and Integrated Liberal Studies)
- Rhetoric of Religion (course taught through the Communication Arts Dept. and the Religious Studies Program
Courses Taught as Instructor:
- Family Feuds: American Families in Historical Context