Education

  • Ph.D. in Early American Religious and Intellectual History, Marquette University
  • M.A. in American History, University of Louisville
  • B.A. in Economics, Indiana University Southeast

Selected Publications

  • Agents of Wrath, Sowers of Discord: Authority and Dissent in Puritan Massachusetts, 1630-1655. New York: Routledge, 2006.
  • Not At Any Price: Abolition and Economics in the 1842 Indiana Quaker Schism. Fides et Historia 46 (Winter / Spring 2014)
  • Parting Ways: The Separatist Impulse in the Theology of Orange Scott. Wesleyan Theological Journal 39 (Fall 2004)
  • The Prophet and the Presidency: Mormonism and Politics in Joseph Smith's 1844 Presidential Campaign. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 93 (Summer 2000)
  • That They May be Free Indeed: Liberty in the Early Methodist Thought of John Wesley and Francis Asbury. Methodist History 38 (July 2000)
  • Kingdom Expectations: The Native American in the Puritan Missiology of John Winthrop and Roger Williams. Fides et Historia 32 (Winter / Spring 2000)
  • A Church Still by Her First Covenant: George Philips and a Puritan View of Roman Catholicism. The New England Quarterly 72 (March 1999)
  • Worlds Apart: Puritan Perceptions of the Native American During the Pequot War. Rhode Island History 56 (August 1998)

Selected Presentations

  • Not at Any Price: Abolition and Economics in the 1842 Indiana Quaker Schism. Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Faith and History. Regent University. Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 2016.
  • Speaker in session entitled “The Life and Times of Levi Coffin,” Quaker Genealogy and History Conference -- Working for Freedom: The Life of Levi Coffin. Cincinnati, Ohio. April 2015.
  • Controversy and the Career of George Philips: Complicating the Concepts of Authority and Dissent in Puritan Massachusetts. Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Faith and History. Pepperdine University. Malibu, California. September 2014.

Related Experience

  • Assistant Professor of History, Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, 2002-04.

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Church History
  • Conference on Faith and History

Honors and Awards

  • Roy Blunt Chair of History, Southwest Baptist University, August 2016

Church/Community Service

  • Attends Schweitzer United Methodist Church, Springfield
  • Church discussion group leader