After completing my BA in History at the University of Delaware, I earned my PhD at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining ISU, I was a postdoctoral instructor at Caltech.
308.001Selected Topics In European History
101.003Western Civilization To 1500
101.004Western Civilization To 1500
200.004Doing History: An Introduction
403.001Seminar: Topics In Early Modern European History
224.001The Renaissance: Europe: 1300-1500
101.001Western Civilization To 1500
101.002Western Civilization To 1500
Early Modern Europe, Environmental History, British and Irish History, Atlantic World, Global History
My first book No Wood, No Kingdom: Political Ecology in the English Atlantic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021) examines fears of wood scarcity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the ways in which they shaped English colonial expansion.
My next project examines the history of municipal water supplies, steam power, and climate in the English Atlantic World.