Professor of History
Humanities/Teacher Education Division, Seaver College
- PhD, American History, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1998
- MA, History, Pepperdine University, 1994
- BA, History, Pepperdine University, 1992
Current Research Project
- "'Christian Sisters in Common Faith': Women's Leadership in the Stone-Campbell Movement"
- The Life of Selina Campbell: A Fellow Soldier in the Cause of Restoration (Univ. of Alabama Press, 2001).
- "Women, Race and Unity in the Stone-Campbell Movement," in Slavery's Long Shadow: Race and Reconciliation in American Christianity (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019).
- "Staying 'On the Beam': Pepperdine University During World War II," in Denominational Education During World War II, ed. John J. Laukaitis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
- "What I learned About Women," Stone-Campbell Journal 16:1 (Fall 2013).
- "Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Serve: Women's Changing Roles in the Stone-Campbell Movement," Christian History Magazine Issue 106 (Fall 2013).
- "New Woman, Same Gospel," Christian History Magazine, Issue 106 (Fall 2013).
- "Stone-Campbell Women in Asia," Disciples History Magazine (Spring 2013).
- "Women, Race and Unity in the Stone-Campbell Movement." Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, Milligan College, Elizabethton, Tennessee, April 2018.
- "Creating Amateur Historians: Using Issues of Race, Class, and Gender (among others) to teach Historical Thinking in the General Education Course on American History." Conference on Faith and History, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, Oct. 2016.
- "History as Never Done Before: Writing a World History of the Stone Campbell Movement." Keynote speaker with Doug Foster and D. Newell Williams at the 106th Annual Abilene Christian University Summit, Abilene, TX, Sept. 2012.
- "What I Learned About Women from Working on the World History of the Stone-Campbell Movement." Keynote speaker at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL, April 2012.
- "Women and the Sacred in the Transatlantic Religious Marketplace of the Nineteenth Century." Annual meeting of the American Historian Association, Boston, MA, Jan. 2011.
- "Print Culture and the Formation of Religious Identity in Anglo-American White Women's Missionary Societies, 1860-1910." Conference on Faith and History Western Regional Conference, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, Oct. 2009.
- Fides et Historia, journal of the Conference on Faith and History. Associate editor, 2016-present.
- Conference on Faith and History. Executive board member, 2012-16.
- Western regional branch of the Conference on Faith and History. President, 2011-15.
- Priscilla Papers: The Academic Journal of CBE International. Peer review team.
- "Christian Historians and their Publics," 2014 Biennial Conference on Faith and History, Malibu, CA. Conference planner.
- Pepperdine University Bible Lectures, Malibu, CA. Presenter, 2014-2017.
- 2014. "Women Outside the Mainstream: Non-white and Non-American Women in Stone-Campbell History."
- 2015. "Alexander Campbell's Fellow Soldier: Selina Campbell and Female Leadership in the Stone-Campbell Movement."
- 2016. "Women and the Origins of the Churches of Christ."
- 2017. "Female Leadership and the Growth of the Churches of Christ in the 1920 and 30s."
- History of Women in the U.S.
- History of the Stone-Campbell Movement
- U.S. Colonial/Revolutionary History
- U.S. Early National Period
- U.S. Social/Intellectual History
- History of the American People
- History of Women in the United States
- Baseball as American History
- Social History of the United States
- Introduction to Research
- Senior Seminar