Associate Professor

Contact Info

Jackson Hall, Room 212
Office phone: 540-568-6182
58 Bluestone Drive
MSC 2001
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Associate professor of history
Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and Integrated Social Sciences faculty and advisor


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Fields and specialties

Early modern Europe; science and technology; imperial and colonial systems; teacher education

Teaching areas

History of science, science and religion, comparative empires, world history to 1500

Research interests

Early modern navigation, exploration, and state-building, history of cartography

Selected publications

“Controlling Knowledge: Navigation, Cartography, and Secrecy in the Early Modern Spanish Atlantic” pp. 31-51 in Nicholas Dew and James Delbourgo, eds., Beyond the New Atlantis: Science and Empire in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800. Routledge, 2008.

“Spanish Nautical Cartography” pp. 1095-1142 in David Woodward, ed., The History of Cartography, Volume Three: Cartography in the European Renaissance. University of Chicago Press, 2007.

“Latitude, Longitude, and Ideas about the Utility of Science” pp. 371-381 in Victor Navarro Brotòns and William Eamon, eds., Beyond the Black Legend: Spain and the Scientific Revolution / Mas allá de la Leyenda Negra: España y la Revolución Científica. Valencia: Soler, 2007.

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