Social Studies Department Chair
Flavian Hall, Room 410
Email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 508-842-7934 ext. 579
For information on my World History I, U.S. History, and Comparative Government policies and procedures, please see the accompanying pages for those classes. I have also provided a list of recommended U.S. history websites.
In addition to teaching history, I am, along with Mr. Wilson, co-moderator of the SJ chapter of the National History Club. If you think you might be interested, please come by Room 102 any Friday afternoon between 2:30 and 3:30.
Letters of Recommendation
If you are thinking of asking me for a college recommendation, take a look at my recommendation policy first, then come down to room 109 to talk to me.
B.A. in History, Siena College, 1995
M.A. in US History, Providence College, 1997
Ph.D. in US History, Clark University, 2004
My study of the Northern decision to prevent Southern secession through force of arms -- the decision that triggered the Civil War -- was published in 2008 as Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession. It was a Main Selection of the History Book Club and a Featured Alternate of the Military Book Club, was voted Best Civil War Book of 2008 by History Book Club readers, and got positive reviews in numerous academic journals. If you're interested, you can watch an interview I did in Chicago shortly after the book came out and a presentation I gave in Washington in March 2009. If you're really desperate for something to do, here's another interview. Finally, those who have way too much time on their hands and clearly have not been given enough homework by their teachers can take a look at some Civil War-themed essays I wrote for the New York Times' "Disunion" series a couple of years back.