Visit my faculty page for more information about my current research, teaching, and recent public history projects and scholarly presentations:

Syllabi and information about my first job at

Additional information, including access to my publications and more syllabi,via and

For information on the Writing History Seminar, please visit:

I am also collecting tips and tricks I have found valuable in shaping my teaching, research, and writing; see the resources below.

Community-Engaged Learning

In Spring 2019, my "Slavery in the Bronx" course has been a chance to bring research about slavery and emancipation, race relations and public planning, public history and advocacy to Manhattan College's home borough. My students have continued the work done by Justin Czarka, Philip Panaritis, and students at PS 48, in Drake Park in Hunts Point, and by the Van Cortlandt House Museum in the attic and Kingsbridge Historical Society, in Van Cortlandt Park.

Just continuing these conversations has been seen as newsworthy: see coverage by ABC7 in Drake Park

and Bronx 12 in Van Cortlandt House Museum.

As we meet with grade-school students, community elders, politicians, local museum and parks officials, and the community board, we are working to get signs and memorials to mark the African American burial grounds in both parks. We are also conducting research, via genealogical and legal documents, to learn more about the life of enslaved Africans across what is now the Bronx.

Writing, Researching, Teaching: Tips and Tricks

This page is a work in progress, as I collect those tips and tricks I have found valuable in shaping my teaching, research, and writing. I will gather my own advice columns, podcasts, and review essays on these subjects at the top, and then add resources below as I find time.


My Contributions

Overall Great Stuff

  • Robert Boice, Advice for New Faculty Members. Despite the name, this book should be required reading for anyone working to balance a writing project with a “day job.” Based on data gathered for faculty effectiveness, Boice lays out how to manage teaching, publication, and service expectations. See a summary here.
  • • Megan Kate Nelson, Historista blog, 2014-ongoing. On history writing in and outside of a faculty job, getting an agent, and more.



  • Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams, The Craft of Research. Not scintillating, but solid–an exploration of what we do when we research, and how to express those results.
  • William Cronon and HIST/GEOG 932, “Learning to Do Historical Research,” 2008. An excellent website that breaks down the research process–by students, for students at all stages.