I am a historian specializing in the intersection of politics and religion in twentieth century America. My work also draws from media studies, public choice economics, gender studies, and social movement theory. I defended my dissertation–“Creating the Silent Majority: State Censorship and the Radio Right in the 1960s”–on October 5, 2016 at Pennsylvania State University. My committee was composed of Philip Jenkins, Amy Greenberg, Gary Cross, and Roger Finke.
I have a wonderful partner, Jessica, who works as an academic adviser for pre-medicine students at Penn State, and we have a toddler named George. It’s a good thing he wasn’t on my doctoral committee; he always preferred that I spent more time building block towers and rather less time typing on the computer. When I’m not writing or engineering block towers, I enjoy books, movies, and fantasy football.