Advisor: T. Michael Parrish
Research Interests: My research centers on the intersection of religion and ethnicity in the United States. My dissertation examines Lutheranism and American culture, 1840-1880.
Education: B.A, Martin Luther College (New Ulm, MN); M.A. in History, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Nominee, Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Baylor University, 2016; Concordia Historical Institute Award of Commendation Honorable Mention, 2016; Conyers Graduate Scholar, Institute for Faith and Learning, Baylor University, 2013-2014; Graduate Fellow, History, Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion, 2012-2013; Graduate School Fellowship, Baylor University, 2012-2017; William E. Lass Research and Writing Grant, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2010 and 2011.
"Print Media," with Elesha Coffman. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America. Edited by John Corrigan. New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
Review of Pure of Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union by William F. Quigley Jr. (Kent State University Press, 2016). Civil War History (forthcoming).
"'The Elements of Africa's Redemption': The Beginning of the American Lutheran Mission to Liberia." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 89, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 9-28.
Review of Catholicism and the Shaping of Nineteeth-Century America, by Jon Gjerde, edited by S. Deborah Kang (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Journal of Church and State 57, no. 4 (Autumn 2015): 791-793.
"'If we cease to German, we will cease to be Lutheran': Linguistic Transition and Theological Crisis in the Synodical Conference, 1885-1945." Journal of the Lutheran Historical Conference 3 (2015): 88-113.
Review of The Politics of Faith During the Civil War, by Timothy L. Wesley (Louisiana State University Press, 2013). Fides et Historia 46, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2014): 115-17.
"Faithful Work in Missouri Synod Pastoral Theology, 1900-1990." Lutheran Forum 47, no. 3 (Fall 2013): 21-25.
"Minnesota 'Joins the World'—and Quickly Leaves: The Minnesota Kicks, 1975-81." Minnesota History 63, no. 3 (Fall 2012): 102-113.
Board Member, Lutheran Historical Conference, 2016-present
Assistant Book Review Editor, Journal of Church and State, 2016-present