Ph.D., History, Loyola University Chicago, May 2006
19th Century US History
Social Science Pedagogy
Documenting United States History: Themes Concepts and Skills, with Stephen Heller, Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2015.
Walt Whitman’s Selected Journalism, ed. with Douglas Noverr. Iowa Whitman Series, Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2015.
Leaves of Grass 1860: The 150th Anniversary Facsimile Edition, ed. Iowa Whitman Series. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2009.
Walt Whitman’s Multitudes: Labor Reform and Persona in Whitman’s Journalism and the First Leaves of Grass, 1840-1855, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008.
“Secondhand Arguments: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the American Antismoking Campaign, 1900-2000,” with Stephen Hansen. Studies in American Culture, 37(1), 2014.
“Whitman, Lincoln, and a Forgotten Form of Freedom, in Stephen Hansen, Caroline Pryor (ed.), Teaching Lincoln, New York: Peter Lang, 2014.
“Morbid Inferences: Whitman, Wikipedia, and the Debate over the Poet’s Sexuality.” Polymath: An interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, 3(4), 2013.
“Building Reading, Writing and Analysis in the AP US History Classroom, with Stephen Heller. Social Education 77(5), 2013.
“Becoming Illuminated: New York City’s Public School Society and Its Religious Discontents, 1805-1840,” American Education History Journal, 2010.
“Washington’s Tears: Sentimental Anecdote and Walt Whitman’s Battle of Long Island,” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, 2010.
“An Appeal to the Unappealing: Some Thoughts on Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman’s Troubling Anti-Slavery Rhetoric,” Learning for Democracy: An International Journal of Thought and Practice, vol 3, no.2 (2009), 1-19.
“The Guide on the Stage: In Defense of Good Lecturing in the History Classroom.” Social Education. National Council for the Social Studies , October 2009, 274-277.
“Showing Their Condition: Walt Whitman and Ethical Aesthetics in the ‘Sun-Down Papers.’” The Mickle Street Review: an Electronic Journal of Whitman and American Studies. Camden, NJ: Rutgers Univ., 19/20 (2008).
“Dialectic for U.S. History (with apologies to Professor Hegel)” Journal of the Illinois Council for the Social Sciences, 67 (Fall 2007), 11-18.
“Strangers Across the Hall: Comparing the DBQ and Synthesis Questions," AP English Language and Composition Special Focus: Using Sources, Steven Heller, ed., Princeton, New Jersey: The College Board, 2007, 61-68.
“‘I do not think we can keep universities open with bayonets’: The May 1970 Riots at Southern Illinois University,” Journal of Illinois History, Winter 2006, 9(4): 283-306.
“Containing Multitudes: Whitman, the Working Class, and the Music of Moderate Reform,” Popular Culture Review (13:2) 2002, 137-54. (2002).
Contributing editor, Walt Whitman’s “Letters from a Traveling Bachelor,” Walt Whitman Archive, 2015.
Contributing editor, Walt Whitman’s “New York Dissected,” Walt Whitman Archive, 2014.
Contributing editor, Walt Whitman’s “Letters from Paumanok,” Walt Whitman Archive, 2014.