Vice Provost and Professor of History
Phone: (850) 474-2035
Office: Bldg. 10
History of the Old South (undergraduate and graduate), History of the New South (undergraduate and graduate), Civil War and Reconstruction, American History, 1877-1919, American Military History and Strategy and Policy of Warfare.
American South, Agricultural History, Late-19th and Early-20th Century America
Current Research Interests
Draft animal use in the South and shift from draft animals to mechanized agriculture in the South.
Ph.D., University of Kentucky; M.A., Clemson University; B.A., Clemson University
Awards and Honors
Numerous teaching awards such as the University of West Florida Student Government Association Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, 1999-2000.
American Council on Education Fellow, Class of 2007-2008
Alumnus of the Summer Seminar in Military History, United States Military Academy at West Point, 2001.
- Southern Historical Association
- The Historical Society
- Agricultural History Society
- Society for Military History
- Phi Alpha Theta
- Phi Kappa Phi
"Tractors" in The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia (Indiana University Press, 2007).
“Horses and Mules” inThe American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia (Indiana University Press, 2007).
“Debating Farm Power: Draft Animals, Tractors, and the United States Department of Agriculture,” In Agricultural History, 74 (Summer 2000): 545-568.
“African Americans, Mules, and the Southern Mindscape, 1850-1950,” In Agricultural History, 72 (Spring 1998): 381-398.
“ ‘May the Club Work Go On Forever’: Home Demonstration and Rural Progressivism in 1920s Ballard County,” In The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, 96 (Spring 1998): 137-166.
“An Uncivil War of Words: Indian Removal in the Press, 1830.” In Atlanta History 23 (Spring 1989): 49-59.
Mule South to Tractor South: Mules, Machines, and the Transformation of the Cotton South
(University of Alabama Press, 2007), recipient of the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize
"Mules" in Encyclopedia of Alabama History, November 2008