Curriculum Vitae

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor of History, Lee University, 2013-Present
Lecturer in History, Rice University, 2012-2013

Education
Ph.D., Rice University, 2012
M.A., Rice University
J.D., University of Tennessee
B.A., Ouachita Baptist University

Specialties
U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction, American Military History, Military Leadership and Citizen-Soldier Traditions, American Revolutionary Era, Early American Republic, American South

Publications
Citizen-Officers: The Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015).

“The Destruction of the Army of Tennessee’s Officer Corps at the Battle of Franklin,” in Steven E. Woodworth and Charles D. Grear, eds., The Tennessee Campaign of 1864: Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville (Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), 114-132.

“Technology and War,” in Aaron Sheehan-Dean, ed., A Companion to the U.S. Civil War, Vol. I (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), 540-560.

War is the Remedy: Toward a New Civil War Military History, co-edited with Andrew F. Lang (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, Under Contract).

Grant’s Men: Ulysses S. Grant and his Military Staff in War and Peace (In Preparation).

“Technology and War,” in Aaron Sheehan-Dean, ed., The Cambridge History of the American Civil War, Vol. II (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming).

“’By Hazard and By Spasms’: Grant and his Staff at the Siege of Vicksburg,” in Steven E. Woodworth and Charles D. Grear, eds., Vicksburg Assaults and Besieged (Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, Forthcoming).

“Leadership Crises at Fort Donelson,” in Steven E. Woodworth and Charles D. Grear, eds., Forts Henry and Donelson (Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, Forthcoming).

Articles, Book Reviews, and Notes
A variety of pieces in the Journal of Southern History, the Journal of Military History, the Journal of the Civil War Era, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Ohio Valley History, the Arkansas Historical Quarterly, H-War, H-CivWar, Michigan War Studies, On Point: The Magazine of Army History, and others.

Panels, Presentations, and Talks
Presentations for the Society for Military History, the Society of Civil War Historians, the United States Military Academy at West Point Summer Seminar in Military History, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, the Virginia Civil War Center at Virginia Tech University, the Southeast Tennessee Regional History Conference, the Snell Lecture Series at Lee University, the Cleveland-Bradley County Civil War 150th Commemorations, the Phi Alpha Theta Tennessee Regional Conference, the Hess-Thompson History Colloquium at Lee University, the Red River Heritage Symposium at Historic Washington (Arkansas) State Park, the Houston (Texas) Area Southern Historians, the Conference on Millennialism and Providentialism in the Era of the American Civil War at Rice University, and others.

Professional Associations
Society for Military History, Society of Civil War Historians, Society of West Point Fellows, Southern Historical Association, Chattanooga Civil War Round Table, Civil War Trust, Cleveland-Bradley County Historical Society, Friends of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park