I am a historian of U.S. political culture, American religion, and the American South. A resident of St. Louis, I hold a Ph.D. in History from Vanderbilt University (2006) and currently teach U.S. and world history courses at Webster University and Washington University (University College). My newest book is The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years (Oxford University Press, 2014; paperback, 2016), which has received praise in the Wall Street Journal, The American Interest, Chronicle Review, and Books and Culture, among other places. My first book, Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South (2009; paperback/e-book, 2011), drew praise in the pages of The New York Times Book Review, Reviews in American History, and many other publications. My recent work also appears in the edited volume American Evangelicals and the 1960s (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013).
See my Goodreads blog for thoughts on current and past projects.
Here is my Letter of Resignation from Academia (explanation inside).