I am the Robert W. Reeder I Professor of nineteenth-century American history at Youngstown State University. My research currently focuses on Civil War memory. In other words, I study how the Civil War generation interpreted their history, imbued it with meaning, and worked to impart that meaning to future generations. My research interests also include women's history, Midwestern history, and public history.
At YSU, I teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in U.S. history including Nineteenth Century America, The American Civil War in History and Memory, Women's History, and History of Ohio.