Peck Hall Room 0207
In 2010, I came to SIUE from a previous teaching appointment at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. My areas of teaching and research are African American history, St. Louis history, and the American South. Since coming to SIUE, I have developed numerous undergraduate classes, including: Migration and Movement in African American History, American Slavery Through Biography, The South in American Culture, and Civil Rights in St. Louis. Additionally, I teach US History Since 1865, The Black Urban Experience, Historical Methods, and The History of Black America. As a member of the graduate faculty, I have designed and taught The Historiography of Slavery and Reading the City: St. Louis.
In 2008, The University of Missouri Press published my book, The Saint Louis African American Community and the Exodusters. In 2013, I contributed a chapter to the book, Recovering Five Generations Hence: The Life and Writing of Lillian Jones Horace, published by Texas A&M University Press. Currently, I am researching and writing a book-length manuscript that focuses on various depictions of race in modern films about the historic South. Additionally, I am completing an article on the desegregation of St. Louis public transportation.
My wife and I live in the city of St. Louis. In my free time, I enjoy watching sports (especially the St. Louis Cardinals and the Alabama Crimson Tide), playing golf, traveling, and exploring new restaurants.