Education

  • Ph.D. in History, University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Dissertation Title: The Influence of Cisalpine Gaul on the Roman Republic, 191-42 BC
  • M.A. in History, University of Utah
    • Thesis Title: The Influence of Cisalpine Gaul on the Roman Republic, 509-191 BC
  • B.A. in Religion/History, Southwest Baptist College

Selected Publications

  • “Battle of Zama,” in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2001.
  • “Commius,” in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2001.
  • “Hannibal,” in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2001.
  • “L Aemilius Paullus,” in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2001.
  • “Mithradates II,” in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2001.
  • “Scipio Africanus,” in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2001.
  • Review of Peter Schafer, Judeophobia: Attitudes toward the Jews in the Ancient World, in Fides et Historia, Fall, 1997 (Published Dec. 1998).
  • “The High Priests of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.” In Cybele, Attis and Related Cults, Eugene Lane, editor. Leiden: E.J. Brill, May, 1996.

Selected Presentations

  • “Roman Naval Superiority During the Second Punic War,” presented at the Missouri Valley History Conference, March 1-3, 2012
  • “The Second Punic War: Just Another Gallic War?” presented at the Mid-America Conference on History, September, 2004, Springfield, Missouri.
  • “The Cisalpine Gauls in Caesar’s Army,” presented at the Missouri Valley History Conference, March, 1998, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • “The Second Punic War: Just Another Gallic War?” presented at the Missouri Valley History Conference, March, 1996, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • “Roman Naval Policy and Strategy During the Second Punic War,” presented at the Missouri Valley History Conference, March, 1996, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • “The Second Punic War: Just Another Gallic War?” presented at the Southwestern Social Sciences Association annual meeting, March, 1996, Houston, Texas.
  • “The Second Punic War: Just Another Gallic War?” presented at the Ancient History Occasional Papers Symposium, February, 1995, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
  • “The High Priests of Artemis at Ephesus,” presented at the Ancient History Occasional Papers Symposium, February, 1994, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.

Related Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor of History, Columbia College
  • Adjunct Instructor of History, Moberly Area Community College
  • Interim Instructor of History, Southwest Baptist University
  • Interim Instructor of History, Kemper Military School
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, History Department, University of Missouri

Professional Organizations

  • Archaeological Institute of America
  • Association of Ancient Historians
  • Conference on Faith and History

Church/Community Service

  • Attends Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, Bolivar
  • Substitute Sunday School teacher
  • Church Sound Board Technician