Education: Rollins College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1990; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D., 2000. 

Writer and professor. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, research assistant, 1990-92; Stanley H. Kaplan, Inc., GRE preparation course instructor, 1990-99; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Center for the Study of the American South, publications specialist, 1995-99, visiting professor, 2000; University of North Carolina at Pembroke, assistant professor, coordinator of the American Studies Program, 2001—. Freelance Web designer, 1997-2001; Institute for Research in Social Science, assistant network administrator, 1999-2001; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill History Club, faculty advisor.

Books in order of publication:

All That Makes a Man: Love and Ambition in the Civil War South – 2003

(Editor) Princes of Cotton: Four Diaries of Young Men in the South, 1848-1860 – 2007

House of Abraham – 2007