I received my Ph.D. from Tulane University in 1998 and have taught at Tulane, SUNY-Oswego, and the University of Idaho. I am currently a Professor of History at Lander University in South Carolina. Over the last thirty years, my poems have appeared in such periodicals as Beloit Poetry Journal, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Poetry East, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Northwest, The South Carolina Review, The Southern Poetry Review, and Tar River Poetry. My historical articles have appeared in The Journal of American History, The Georgia Historical Quarterly, The South Carolina Historical Magazine, and elsewhere. To date, I have published one book of Poetry with Clemson University Press and one book of historical scholarship with the University of Nebraska Press and have two projects nearing completion.
· (Poetry) Dilemmas, Clemson University Press, 2015.
· (History) The Yamasee War: A Study of Culture, Economy, and Conflict in the Colonial South, University of Nebraska Press, 2008.
· George C. Rogers, Jr., book award for best book of South Carolina History, sponsored by the South Carolina Historical Society, 2008
· Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, 2005, awarded jointly by the University of Idaho and Washington State University for public activism in defense of Civil Rights and racial tolerance
· Outstanding Faculty Award, Student Association of the University of Idaho, 2007