Faculty - Assistant Professor of History
Public History and the American West
Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2011; M.A., Pepperdine University, 2005; B.A., Pepperdine University, 1993
The Size of the Risk: An Environmental History of the Great Basin. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Under Contract. In progress.
“The Rhetoric of Individual Rights on Public Land: The Sagebrush Rebellion in the Rural Great Basin,” The Rural West. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. In progress.
“Incident at Galisteo: The 1955 Teapot Series and the Mental Landscape of Contamination,” Proving Grounds: Military Bases, Weapons Testing, and the Environmental Impact of American Empire. In progress.
“Every Mine, Every Cow Camp, Every Ranch Near the Nevada Test Site: Oral History as Field Work,” Oral History, Community, and Work in the American West. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2013.
“Gallery: Leisl Carr Childers on the Gus Bundy Photographs and the Wild Horse Controversy,” Environmental History, July 2013: 604-620.
“National Parks as a Vehicle for Understanding Complexity,” Journal of the West, Summer 2012: 62-83.
“Field Notes: Black-Light Shows and the National Finals Rodeo: Curating Gene Autry’s Cowboy Spectacle,” Western Historical Quarterly, Fall 2010: 353-361.
“The National Finals Rodeo: Evolution of an Urban Entertainment Phenomenon,” Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Winter 2008: 267-291.
“Rationalizing the Cold War Home Front,” Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Technology and Society Magazine, Fall 2008: 13-18.
Applying History: The Public Alternative
History of the West
Internship in Historical Studies