Advisor: Barry Hankins
Research Interests: My research includes United States religion and culture in the twentieth-century. More specifically, I am studying native Protestant responses to immigration and ethnic groups in America between 1924 and 1965.
Education: B.A. in History, Wayland Baptist University; M.A. in Church-State Studies, Baylor University
Awards/Fellowships: Florence Ellen Bell Scholar Award, 2015 (United Methodist Archives and History Center); Lynn E. May, Jr., Study Grant, 2014 (Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives); Baylor Graduate School Fellowship, 2011-2016; Baptist College and University Scholar, 2011-2016
“Baptists” (with Frank J. Smith), “Cantwell v. Connecticut,” “Wall of Separation.” In Encyclopedia of Religion and Politics in America, edited by Frank J. Smith. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016.
“Locating the Sacred and Secular: Organized Religion and the ‘Holiness of Life’ in Eudora Welty’s Novels.” Southern Quarterly 52 (Winter 2015): 47-68.
“Broadening the Scope: The High Plains Klan of the 1920s.” West Texas Historical Association Year Book 82 (October 2006): 156-69.
Book reviews in: Journal of Religious History, Journal of Church and State, Fides et Historia
Miscellaneous: Visiting Instructor in History, Eastern Nazarene College (2016-2017); Assistant Book Review Editor, Journal of Church and State (2014-2016); US AP Exam Reader (2013-2016); History Adjunct for Wayland Baptist University (periodically since 2009; in Plainview, TX, Clovis, NM, Online, and in Kenya)