|Ph.D., History (Temple University, 2006)|
|B.A., History (University of Florida, 1995)|
|B.S., Computer Science (University of Florida, 1995)|
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I am a history instructor at
Norfolk Academy, where I teach
History and International Relations in the Upper School. I also sponsor the
International Relations Club. I believe it is important in survey courses such as "U.S. History" to expose students to as many different facets of
history as possible. Nonetheless, as is the case with all instructors, I
know more about some subjects than I do about others. Areas of special
expertise include the United States since 1939,
force and diplomacy in the 20th century, the history of technology, and
the Cold War.
My research focuses on national security issues in mid-20th century U.S.
history. I am especially interested in nuclear weapons and the early Cold
War. This is evidenced most by my dissertation,
"Terror and Mystery": The United States and Nuclear Danger,
My other major project over the past several years has been the creation of a
web site for
the Department of Energy (DOE) entitled The Manhattan Project: An Interactive
History. The DOE has recently begun incrementally publishing this
site; click here
to view it. I have also contributed
a number of entries to several historical encyclopedias, including Scribner's
Dictionary of American History.
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|"Terror and Mystery": The United States and Nuclear
1905-1945. Philadelphia: Temple University dissertation,
A study of how the United States government reacted to the emerging threat
of atomic attack, from Einstein's e=mc2 through the end of the
Second World War.
|The Manhattan Project: An Interactive History.
Washington: History Division,
Department of Energy, 2003. |
An interactive web site which invites readers to explore the
early history of nuclear weapons. They can do so primarily by viewing web pages
associated with 63 "Events," 32 "People," 45 "Places," and
47 aspects of "Science and Technology"
relating to the Manhattan Project. The web site is illustrated with
over 600 photographs, maps, and other images. The Department of
Energy is in the process of reviewing the web site and incrementally
publishing it to the web; click
Contributed 5,900 words to Stanley Kutler, ed., Dictionary of American History (New York:
Contributed 9,100 words to Spencer Tucker, ed., Encyclopedia of U.S. Military History (New
York: Facts on File, 2002);
Contributed 12,700 words to Walter Boyne, ed., Air Warfare: An International Encyclopedia (New
York: Facts on File, 2002).