Professor of History
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1990
Master of Arts, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, 1982
1989 to present, professor of history, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
1994-1997, Honors Director, Bloomsburg University
Currently teaching: U.S. Womenís History; Old South/New South; Shaping of Contemporary America, 1896-1941; U.S. History Survey, 1877-present. Have taught US History Survey, Colonial Period to 1877; Civil War and Reconstruction; U.S. Social History; Topics course, Church and State in America.
Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight: Race, Class and Power in the Rural South During the First World War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
The South, A Concise History, Vols. I and II. Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2002.
"The Politics of Southern Draft Resistance, 1917-1918: Class, Race and Conscription in the Rural South," Journal of American History 87 (March 2001) 1335-1361. (Winner of Binkley-Stephenson Prize)
Tennesseans and Their History, with Stephen Ash and Paul Bergeron. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1999.
Country People in the New South: Tennesseeís Upper Cumberland. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
Papers Presented, selected:
"The Surveillance State in the Rural South, 1917-1918," Southern Historical Association, 2001.
"Donít Want to Fight: Class and Conscription in the Rural South During World War I," Social Science History Association, 1997.
Roundtable Session, "After the Market: Perspectives in the New Rural History," Social Science History Association, October 1996.
"Heavenís Just a Sin Away: Sin and Guilt in American Country Music," Mid-Atlantic American Cultural Association/Popular Culture Association conference, Syracuse, New York, November, 1995
"Salvaging Patriarchy: Women, Religion and Economic Change in Rural Tennessee," American Historical Association, 1991.
"Egg Money: Farm Women, Market Agriculture and Extension Agents in Rural Tennessee, 1890-1929," 47th Professional Agricultural Workers Conference at Tuskegee University, 1989.
"The Social Background of the 1925 Tennessee Monkey Law: Education Reform and Local Reaction in Rural Tennessee," History of Education Society, 1988.
Grants and Fellowships, selected:
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers, 1999-2000.
Visiting Fellow, Yale Agrarian Studies Program, 1999-2000
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1997
State System of Higher Education Faculty Professional Development Grant, 1997