& Social Science Credential Advisor
Office: Social Science 129A
Office phone: 278-8895
PhD - U.C. Davis (2010)
MA - New York University
BA - Purchase College
Cold War America, McCarthyism, Espionage, Propaganda, Psychological Warfare, U.S. Diplomatic History, Teaching History
Executing the Rosenbergs: Death and Diplomacy in a Cold War World, (NY: Oxford University Press, 2016), ISBN: 978-0190265885.
“Political Ideology and Activism to 1966” in Andrew L. Johns, ed., A Companion to Ronald Reagan (Mass: Wiley Blackwell, 2014), ISBN: 978-1-11-860777-0.
“What Died with Ethel and Julius Rosenberg? Losing Hearts and Minds in 1950s Latin America,” in Avital Bloch and Rosario Rodriguez, eds., The Cold War: North America and Latin America, 1945-1970 / La Guerra Fria y las Americas, 1945-1970 (Mexico: University of Colima Press, 2013), Spanish translation, ISBN: 978-607-424-407-6.
“Great Importance World-Wide: Presidential Decision-Making and the Executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg,” American Communist History, Volume 10, Issue 3, December 2011.
Op-ed essays for History News Network and numerous book reviews for H-Diplo and the Journal of Cold War Studies.
American History from 1877
Trials of the Century
U.S. - Latin American Diplomacy
United States and Vietnam
United States during the Cold War
Methods & Materials for Social Science Educators
Cold War America
U.S. Since 1877
Work in Progress:
Reading and Writing History in the Common Core 6-12th Grade Classroom, manuscript for pre-service and practicing teachers, in progress with my colleague Lisa Bennett.
I am also exploring several projects including: the political activism and passport issues of Paul Robeson; the presidential management style of Dwight Eisenhower; America during the Korean War; and the politics of Kermit the Frog.