I was raised in Greenwich, a colonial New Jersey village known for hosting its own revolutionary tea party in the market square. Our neighbors were farmers, trappers, and watermen, and these Delaware Bay traditions sparked my interest in the past and its places.
My historical interests are broad, anchored more in place than sub-discipline. I study the “mind” of the colonial American South. Currently I am examining the concept of moderation, and what it meant to both the intellectual and active life of colonial southerners.
A member of Augustana College’s history department, I’m fortunate to work with colleagues deeply committed to teaching the skills required to understand and tell stories of the past.
Join me as I talk with historians and other professionals who cultivate the craft of historical thinking.