Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas Fall 2004-May 2009 Ph.D. History, May 2009
Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi Fall 2000-May 2003 M.A. History, May 2003
Shorter College Rome, Georgia B.S. History, December 1999
New Masters on the Mississippi: The United States Colored Troops of the Middle Mississippi Valley
Tulane University (Madison Campus) African American History to 1865 (Fall 2010)
American Public University (Spring 2009 - present) Latin American History (graduate level) Museum Culture (January 2010, graduate)
Hinds Community College (August 2006 - present) U.S. History Since 1877 U.S. History to 1877
Mississippi State University (August 2002 - May 2003) U.S. History to 1877
Civil War Manuscripts in Georgia: An Annotated Bibliography. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. Due out in Fall 2010.
The Papers of U. S. Grant, Vol. 31, 1883-1885, Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 2009. Assistant textual editor.
"Abraham Lincoln and the Mississippi Colored Troops" Journal of Mississippi History: Special Issue: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the Civil War in Mississippi, Vol. 70, No. 1—Spring 2008, pp. 65-84.
Essays on "Hymns" "African American Commemoration" "Emancipation" "Family Among Slaves and Freedmen" "Free Blacks" "Freedpeople" "Race and Racial Tensions" and "Slave Markets" in Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War. Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning, 2008.
"Slavery's Long Grasp: The Problem of Pensions for Dependents of Mississippi Valley USCT Veterans" Revising for publication.
"Bloodshed in Trion brought out the Troops" Past Times: Life and Strife in the Mills. News Publishing Company, August 2008. p. 68-70..
"Darkness and Light: Progressive, Repressive" Past Times: The Rise and Fall of Mill Life. News Publishing Company, August 2007. p. 63-66.
"Playing a Sinking Piano: The Struggle for Position in Occupied Rome, Georgia" Georgia Historical Quarterly. Vol. XC, No. 4, Winter 2006. p. 484-50.
"Primary Sources on the History of Rome" Rome News Tribune, Rome, Georgia. Occasional column, 1999 to present.
Assistant Textual Editor, The Papers of U. S. Grant, Vol. 31, 1883-1885, Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 2009.
Member of editorial board, The Electronic Guide to Collections of Civil War Manuscripts, Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press.
Assistant Editor, Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War, Detroit, Gale Cengage Learning, 2008.
Robert G. Evans, ed. The 16th Mississippi Infantry: Civil War Letters and Reminiscences. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2002) Journal of Mississippi History. Summer 2004, No. 2, p. 214.
Patrick, Jeffrey L., and Robert J. Willey, eds. Fighting for Liberty and Right: The Civil War Diary of William Bluffton Miller, First Sergeant, Company K, Seventy- fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. (Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press, 2005) Civil War Book Review. Scheduled for publication.
Barbara Bentley Smith and Nina Bentley Baker, eds. "Burning Rails as We Pleased": The Civil War Letters of William Garrigues Bentley, 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. (Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2004) H-Net, July 8, 2006.
Dossman, Steven Nathaniel. Campaign for Corinth: Blood in Mississippi. (College Station, Texas A&M University Press Consortium, 2006) The Civil War News. October 2006, p. 31.
Michael B. Ballard and Thomas D. Cockrell, eds. Chickasaw: A Mississippi Scout for the Union, The Civil War Memoir of Levi H. Naron. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 2005) The Civil War News. October 2006, p. 28.
Cimprich, John. Fort Pillow, A Civil War Massacre, and Public Memory. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 2005) The Civil War News. Scheduled for publication.
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Black Westerners: The United States Colored Troops in the Western Theater.
Braxton Bragg: A Biography. Coauthoring with Steven Woodworth for the LSU Press
The Memoirs of Benjamin Grubb Humphreys: Planter, Confederate General, and Mississippi Governor.
John Eaton: Lincoln's Soldier of the Freedmen's Bureau.
Battles of Dallas and Resaca, Georgia.
Civil War Students' Handbook
National Park Service, Southeast Region, George B. Hertzog Award for volunteer programs, 2007
Best Graduate Student Paper, Texas Christian University, co-winner 2007
Best Graduate Student Paper, Texas Christian University, co-winner 2006
Green Fellowship, Texas Christian University, 2005
Garner Fellowship, Mississippi State University, 2000
PUBLIC HISTORY EXPERIENCE
Park Ranger Vicksburg National Military Park May-August 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 to present
Internship Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park May-August 1999
Internship Rome Area History Museum Rome, Georgia, spring 1999
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Mississippi Historical Society, Annual Conference "United States Colored Troops as Occupation Troops in Mississippi" March 6-8, 2008
Vicksburg 2007 Civil War Conference Introduction of speakers Vicksburg, Mississippi, October 5-6, 2007
Vicksburg National Military Park Long Range Interpretative Planning Workshop Vicksburg, Mississippi, September 11-12, 2007
University of Mississippi Conference on the Civil War: "The Experience of Combat" Paper presented: "After Vicksburg: The Changing Face of Combat in the Middle Mississippi Valley" University of Mississippi, May 18-19, 2007
Mississippi Department of Archives and History Symposium on the Black Experience in the Civil War Speech on the rise of the USCT as masters of the Middle Mississippi Valley Jackson, Mississippi, February 17, 2007
University of Mississippi Conference on the Civil War Paper presented: "Slavery's Long Grasp: The Problem of Pensions for Dependents of USCT Veterans" University of Mississippi, May 19-21, 2006.
Vicksburg 2005 Civil War Conference Introduction of speakers Vicksburg, Mississippi, November 11-12, 2005
Pi Gamma Mu, 1999 Annual Conference Paper presented: "The Rome Races and the Internet" Emory and Henry College, April 1999
Georgia Association of Historians, 1998 Annual Conference Paper presented: "Internet Research Methods" Hiawassee, Georgia, April 3-4, 1998
Black and Blue: The Black Civil War Experience in Natchez Admiral Farragut Natchez, Mississippi, October 10, 2009
United States Colored Troops and Vicksburg Vicksburg Lion’s Club, May, 2009
Port Gibson Historical Society The Career of Benjamin Grubb Humphreys Port Gibson, Mississippi, November 2004
Northwest Georgia Genealogical Society Internet Research Methods Rome, Georgia; May 2000
7th Pennsylvania Cavalry Descendants Association The Rome Races: A Civil War Battle Chickamauga, Georgia; October 1999
Polk County Historical Society Civil War Research Methods May 1998, Cedartown, Georgia
Georgia Historical Society Tour guide at quarterly meeting Mt. Berry, Georgia 1998
Pearl Upper Middle School Speech on Vicksburg campaign Pearl, Mississippi; May 6, 2005
Rome City Commission, Fort Norton Preservation Committee Consultant on historic fortifications Rome, Georgia; Spring 2000
Model Middle School Speech on Civil War soldiers. Rome, Georgia; April 2000
McHenry Elementary School Speech on the Civil War Rome, Georgia; Fall 1993
Boller-Wooster Travel Grant, 2007
Mike Stevens Research Grant, 2006
Eastern National (National Park Service) Research Grant, 2006