Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1991
United States Political and Legal History; Nineteenth-Century United States
United States History, American Civil War and Reconstruction, Jacksonian America, Statistical Methods in History, American Constitutional History
Hist 151: America to 1877
Hist 404: Topic: Politics and the Supreme Court in U.S. History
Hist 409: Causes of the Civil War, 1828-1861
Hist 410: Civil War and Reconstruction
Hist 595: Quantitative Analysis of Historical Data
Hist 800: Topic: Readings in American Political History
Hist 807: The Age of Lincoln
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History
Coordinator of Summer and UWinteriM Instruction, College of Letters and Science
"The End of Midterm Decline?: Congressional Elections in Historical Perspective," Social Science History 27 (2003): 139-64.
"'A White Man's State in New England': Race, Party, and Suffrage in Civil War Connecticut," in Paul A. Cimbala and Randall Miller, eds., The North's Civil War: The Yankee Homefront and the Union War Effort, (New York, 2002), 243-79.
"Slavery, Law, Liquor, and Politics: The Case of Wynehamer v. New York," 80 Mid-America (Winter, 1998), 35-53.
"The Dysfunctional Party: Collapse of the New Jersey Whigs, 1849-1853," New Jersey History 116 (Spring/Summer, 1998), 3-57.
Running on the Record: Civil War Era Politics in New Hampshire (Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1997).