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Education

Selected Positions Held

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts
      History and Social Science Instructor, 2015-pres.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
      Adjunct Instructor, 2017

Allen Community College
      Adjunct Instructor, 2011-2015

Appalachian State University
      Visiting Lecturer, 2013

University of Kansas
      Assistant Instructor, 2011
      Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2008-2011

North Carolina Governor's School, East Campus
      Lead Social Science Instructor, 2010
      Social Science Instructor, 2009
      Area II Instructor, 2009

Selected Publications

Atomic Environments: Nuclear Technologies, the Natural world, and Policymaking, 1945-1960
Book manuscript under advance contract with The University of Alabama Press
For consideration in the series entitled neXus: New Histories of Science, Technology, the Environment, Agriculture, and Medicine

“‘The devil was in the Englishman that he makes everything work’: Implementing the Concept of ‘Work’ to Reevaluate Sugar Production and Consumption in the Early Modern British Atlantic World” (With Vaughn Scribner)
Accepted at Agricultural History, anticipated Issue 93.1 (Winter 2019)

“Advertising Indians”
Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, 18.2 (Summer 2018): 11-18

“Weather, Otters, and Bombs: Policymaking, Environmental Science, and U.S. Nuclear Weapons Testing, 1945-1958”
In Proving Grounds: Weapons Testing, Militarized Landscapes, and the Environmental Impact of American Empire, Edwin Martini, ed.
University of Washington Press (Fall 2015)

“Atomic Agriculture: Policymaking, Food Production, and Nuclear Technologies in the United States, 1945-1960”
Agricultural History, Vol. 88, No. 3 (Summer 2014)

“Trees Versus Lives: Reckoning Military Success and the Ecological Effects of Chemical Defoliation During the Vietnam War”
Environment and History, Vol. 19, No. 4 (November 2013): 427-458

“Making Bacon: Death, Mechanization, and the Ecology of Pig Breeding in the United States, 1900-1960”
Essays in History, Volume 54 (2012)

Selected Conference Activity

Chair, “Knowledge and Power in Agricultural Systems.”
      Annual Meeting of the Agricultural History Society
      Grand Rapids, MI, 8-10 June 2017

Roundtable Participant, “Teaching Environmental History in High Schools: Future Possibilities.”
      Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History
      Chicago, IL, 29 March-2 April 2017

“The Era of George Washington.”
      Gilder Lehrman Institute Teacher Seminar led by Gordon Wood and Gloria Sesso, Guilder Lehrman Master Teacher
      CMt. Vernon, VA, 10-16 July 2016

“The Billion-Dollar Debacle: Why the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project Never Got Off the Ground”
      Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History
      Washington, D.C., 18-22 March 2015

“Landscapes of Consumption: How Rum Punch Integrated Slavery and Caribbean Environments into Colonial American Taverns,” with Vaughn Scribner
      Annual Meeting of the Agricultural History Society
      Provo, Utah, 19-22 June 2014

“Chemical Diplomacy: Politics By Other Means”
      Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 3-6 April 2013

“Atomic Farming: The Atom, Agriculture, and the Hopes for Technology”
      Annual Meeting of the Agricultural History Society
      Manhattan, KS, 6-9 June 2012

“Trees Versus Lives: Reckoning Military Success and the Ecological Effects of Chemical Defoliation During the Vietnam War”
      University of Kansas Hall Center, Nature and Culture Seminar
      Lawrence, KS, 10 November 2011

“‘The Hog is the Most Plastic of All Farm Animals’: Pig Breeding and the Construction of an Ideal Pig, 1900-1960”
      52nd Annual Missouri Conference on History
      Jefferson City, MO,14-16 April 2010

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