Who I am and What I do

Who am I? I'm from the Dallas area originally. I received my BA from University of North Texas and my MA from Texas Tech University. Much later, I received my PhD from the University of South Carolina. My partner is also a historian, and we have lived in Rice Lake since the early 1990s. No kids and for the moment no cats. No dogs ever, though we have friends who like them.

What do I do here? I'm a US historian. My research focus is the US before the Civil War, more specifically state constitutions. I teach courses in that period,the US survey, World history, the History of the family in the US, and anything else they pay me for.

I'm also the first-year advisor for history majors.