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Director of Graduate Studies



Ph.D., Rice University


Research interests
Antebellum South

American Civil War

Military History


Teaching areas

Virginia history, Civil War & Reconstruction, Military history



Racial Reckoning: The American Civil War Era, Routledge, Forthcoming December 2021.

Virginia On My Mind: 400 Years of History, Cognella Press, 2019.

Jefferson Davis’ Final Campaign: Confederate Nationalism and the Fight to Arm Slaves, Mercer University Press, 2017.

The Southern Albatross: Race and Ethnicity in the American South
, edited with Randal L. Hall, Mercer University Press, 1999.

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