Ph.D.The George Washington University, Washington DC., 2004.
Dissertation: “Pat Robertson and the Second Coming of the Christian Right.”
Exam Fields: American Religious History (major field)
United States Social History
20th Century United States History
Ancient Church History
M.A. California State University, Fullerton. Fullerton, California, 1998.
Thesis: “To Redeem America: The Use of Religion in the Politics of
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pat Robertson.”
B.A. Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, California, 1989.
Assistant Professor, Vanguard University, 2003 –
American Religious History History and Politics of the Christian Right Special Topics in American Religious History
Research Methods in History and Political Science
Contemporary American History
America: From Colony to Nation
The Civil War
Women in American History
History of Russia
Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Church History
World Civilizations I and II
Survey Of American History
Special Topics in American History Stand Up Comedy Seminar
Adjunct Professor, California State University, Fullerton, 2001-2003.
Survey Of American History Since 1877
World Civilization Until The 16th Century
Adjunct Professor, Cerritos College, Cerritos, California, 2002.
Survey Of American History
Adjunct Professor, Fullerton College, Fullerton California, 2002.
Survey Of American History
Adjunct Professor, Montgomery College, Germantown, Maryland, 1999-2000.
Survey of American History Until 1865
Survey of American History Since 1865
Introduction to American Government
Adjunct Professor, Nothern Virginia Commmunity College, Spring 2000.
Western Civilization Since 1650
Reader, Advanced Placement Exam for U.S. History, Louisville, KY, 2008 – 2009. Seminar Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities. “Religious Diversity and the Common Good.”
Boston College, Summer 2005.
Panel Chair, “Early America.” Phi Alpha Theta Southern California Regional, April 2005.
Faculty Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, 2004 —
Faculty Advisor, Sophomore Class, Vanguard University, 2003-2004.
Trainer, Jungle Cruise attraction, Disneyland, CA, 2003-2004.
Panel Chair, “American Perceptions of Foreign Policy.” Phi Alpha Theta Southern
California Regional, April 2004.
Production volunteer, Orange County High School of the Arts, 2001-2002.
Education department volunteer, The Shakespeare Theatre, 1998-2000.
Panel Chair, “African-Americans in the Twentieth Century.” Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic
Regional April 1999.
Panel Chair, “The Sixties in America.” Phi Alpha Theta Southern California Regional,
Research Assistant, History of California State University System, 1995.
Archaeology Field Work, Joshua Tree National Park, California, Fall 1990.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Archaeology Field Work, Tel Dor, Israel, Summer 1989.
Pat Robertson: An American Life. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).
“Riding in the Back of the Bus: The Christian Right’s Adoption of Civil Rights Movement Rhetoric.”
in The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory (The University Press of Georgia, 2006).
“Ronald Reagan and the Splintering of the Christian Right.”
The Journal of Church and State, Autumn 2006. “Phyllis Schlafly’s Battle Against the ERA and Women in the Military.”
Minerva, Summer 2000.
“Martin Luther King, Jr., Pat Robertson and the Duality of Christian Politics.”
Fides Et Historia, Summer/Fall 2000.
PUBLICATIONS: WORKS IN PROGRESS
“Why Do So Many Evangelicals Know So Little About American History” Journal Article.
“The Jungle Cruise: The Wild History of Walt’s Craziest Ride.” Manuscript.
“The Christian Right: A Brief History With Documents.” Manuscript.
PUBLICATIONS: BOOK REVIEWS
“Hippies of the Christian Right.” Church History, Forthcoming.
“Politics and Religion in the White South.” Georgia Historical Quarterly, Summer 2007.
“Serving Two Masters: The Development of American Military Chaplaincy, 1860-1920.”
Church History, December 2004.
“The Fundamentals of Extremism.” Journal of Church and State, Autumn 2004.
“For A Christian America: A History of the Christian Right.” Fides et Historia, Summer/Fall 2004.
“Understanding Early Christian Art.” Church History, September 2002.
“Waves of Rancor: Tuning in the Radical Right.” Journal of Church and State,
“Close Encounters with the Religious Right.” Journal of Church and State,
“The End of the World As We Know It: Faith, Fatalism, and Apocalypse in America.”
“Foul Demons, Come Out! The Rhetoric of Twentieth-Century American Faith Healing.”
“In the Name of the Father: The Rhetoric of the New Southern Baptist Convention.”
The Journal of Religion, April 2001.
“The Promise Keepers: Politics and Promises.” Journal of Church and State,
“Standing on the Premises of God: The Christian Right’s Fight to Redefine
America’s Public Schools.” Journal of Church and State, Autumn 2000.
“Civil Rights and Social Wrongs.” Fides Et Historia,Spring/Summer 1999.
PUBLICATIONS: EDITORIALS AND OTHER WORKS
“Religious Revivals, The Fox Sisters, Angelina and Sarah Moore Grimke” Women in American History, An Encyclopedia (Facts on File, forthcoming, 2010)
“How the Old Guard at the Nixon Library Hoodwinked Historians.”
History News Network, www.hnn.com, March 28, 2005.
“Jungle Cruise Spiel Update.” Disneyland. Summer, 2004.
“How the Christian Right Borrowed the Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement.”
History News Network, www.hnn.com, May 31, 2004.
“Why Do So Many Evangelicals Know So Little About American History?” Conference on Faith and History, Southern California Regional Meeting, October 2009.
“Panel Discussion of Pat Robertson: An American Life by David John Marley and Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America by John G. Turner.” Conference on Faith and History Biennial Meeting, Ohio, September 19, 2008.
“How to Teach About Richard Nixon and the Cold War Using Primary Sources.” The Richard Nixon Presidential Library, July 2007.
“Making Sense of Pat Robertson.” Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA, May 2007.
“Riding in the back of the bus: the Christian Right’s Adoption of Civil Rights Movement Rhetoric.”
Organization of American Historians, Boston, MA, March 2004.
“Phyllis Schlafly’s Battle against the ERA and Women in the Military.” Conference on Scholarship on
Women, California State University, Fullerton, March 2003.
“Ronald Reagan and the Splintering of the Christian Right.” Conference on the
Reagan Presidency, University California Santa Barbara, March 2002.
“Sex, Lies, and Conspiracies: The Presidential Campaign of 1988.” Conference
On Faith and History Western Regional Meeting, Costa Mesa, CA, October, 2001.
“Only Visiting This Planet: The Politics of Contemporary Christian Music.” Conference
On Faith and History Biennial Conference, San Diego, CA, October, 2000.
“Masses as Majority: The Christian Right’s Claims to Minority Status.”
Southwest Historical Association, Galveston, TX, March 2000.
“Pat Robertson and the Second Coming of the Christian Right.” Phi Alpha Theta
Biennial Conference, Tampa Bay, FL, December 1999.
“Ballots and Bibles: The Use of Politics and Religion in the Work of
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pat Robertson.” West Virginia University
Senator Rush Holt History Conference. September 1999.
“Strange Bedfellows: Martin Luther King, Jr. Pat Robertson and the Duality
of Christian Politics.” Conference on Faith and History, western regional
meeting, Santa Clarita, CA, March 1999.
“Preparing a Student History Journal.” Phi Alpha Theta, Biennial Conference,
St. Louis, Missouri, December 1995.
“The Dreamer Confronts the Nightmare: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Vietnam.”
Phi Alpha Theta, Southern California Regional Conference, San Marcos,
California. April 1995.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Seminar Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer 2005.
Conference travel grant, Office of Graduate Support, George Washington University, 2000.
Research Grant, Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals, 1999.
Summer Research Grant, History Department, George Washington University, 1999.
Conference Travel Grant, Phi Alpha Theta National Committee, 1996.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Distinguished Faculty Award, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vanguard University, 2007-2008. Teacher of the Year Nominee, Vanguard University, 2006-2007 school year.
Teacher of the Year Nominee, Fullerton College, 2002-2003 school year.
Member, Phi Alpha Theta, history honor society.
President, Theta Pi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, 1995-96.
- National award for best chapter.
- Gerald Nash award for best student history journal.