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Education

2014-Present Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee

Major Field: Early American History

2006  M.A., U.S. History, University of Tennessee

Thesis Title: “The Transformation of the King’s Mountain Victors.”

2001  B.A., History, Lincoln Memorial University

Professional Experience

2017-Present  Director, Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum and Instructor of History, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN

2017  Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2016  Graduate Assistant for Academic Programs, McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2015-2016  Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2008-2014  Adjunct Professor of History, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN

2009-2011  Adjunct Professor of History, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, Pineville, KY

2007-2008  Executive Director, Jack Jouett House Historic Site, Versailles, KY

2006-2007  Adjunct Professor of History, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN

2005-2007  Assistant Curator/Historian, Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN

2003-2004  Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2003  Grading Assistant, U.S. History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2001-2002  Curatorial Assistant, Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN

Selected Publications

“Creating Regional Heroes: Traditional Interpretations of the Battle of King’s Mountain.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 68 (2009): 224-49.

“Putting a Face to the Name: Another Look at the Thomas Lincoln Photo.” The Lincoln Herald 110 (2008): 253-68.

Conference Presentations

2018  “Backwater Manliness: Gendered Paradox on the Revolutionary Frontier.”             Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (accepted but not yet presented).

2016  “‘The Debt of Honour Due to Us’: Backcountry Veterans and the Legacy of the             American Revolution.” Society of Appalachian Historians Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN.

Exhibitions Curated

Carnage on Camera: Photographs of the Civil War Dead. Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, 2006.

Lincoln’s Brownwater Navy: The Civil War on the Western Rivers. Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, 2002.

“Oh! What Times to Live In”: Women in the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, 2001.

Grants and Research Fellowships

2017-18  Wilson Fellowship, Center for the Study of War and Society, University of Tennessee

2017-18  Residential Fellowship, David Library of the American Revolution

2017-18  Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society

Awards and Scholarships

2017  Gender Studies Award, Department of History, University of Tennessee

2016  Susan Becker Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of History, University of Tennessee

2014  Milton M. Klein Fellowship, Department of History, University of Tennessee

2000  Museum Scholarship, Lincoln Memorial University

1997  Trustee Scholarship, Lincoln Memorial University

Courses Taught

Colonial America

The American Revolution, 1763-1789

Lincoln’s Life and Legacy

U.S. History to 1877

U.S. History Since 1877

World History to 1500

World History Since 1500

Additional Professional Service

Board of Directors, Gov. John Sevier Memorial Association/Marble Springs State Historic Site (2014-Present)

Research Associate, Abraham Lincoln Institute for the Study of Leadership and Public Policy (2012-2014)

Research Volunteer, East Tennessee Historical Society (2002)