Quick Bio

I’m currently a professor in the Department of History and Philosophy at Troy University Dothan Campus (Alabama) as well as the director of the Wiregrass Archives.  I’ve been at Troy Dothan since 2002.  In August 2019, I acquired the position of College of Arts and Sciences Coordinator at the Troy University Dothan Campus.

I teach historical methods, public history, archival management, oral history, and courses in US History.

To see my academic credentials and courses, please visit my Academics page.  To see info on my research and writing, see my Publications page.

My doctorate, in US History (1998), is from Auburn University, as is my Masters (1979) in European History and my Bachelor’s (1976) in Secondary Education.

Between 1979 and my return to Auburn to begin work on my PhD in 1992, I taught at a private school (first semester, AY 1979-80), worked as a printer in Portland, OR (1980-1982), then had a decade-long culinary career that began at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon, saw me move to a few Portland restaurants, and ended with me as an executive chef at a hotel.

I now live in Dothan, Alabama, with my boss, Liz.