Ph.D. Florida State University;
M.A. Florida State University;
B.A. Florida State University.

Teaching Interests

African American History
Modern America
Caribbean History

Committee Assignments & Service to the College

Acting Director, Center for Public History

Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees (2017-2020)

Intercultural Affairs Committee (2017-2020)


2016: "Ruby Hurley and the Question of "Respectability" in Media Images of Women Activists in the Civil Rights Era." Included in Women and Magazines in the 21st Century: Race, Gender and New Media, ed. by Noliwe Rooks and Ayana Weekley. London: Routledge Press. (Finalist for the 2017 Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar Award in Media and Civil Rights Essay Competition, University of South Carolina School of Journalism)

2013: "A Tremendous Job To Be Done:" African American Women in the Virginia Civil Rights Movement. In Southern Black Women in the Civil Rights Era (1954-1974): A State By State Study, ed. by Bruce Glasrud and Merlene Pitre. College Station: Texas A&M University Press. (2013 Winner of the Liz Carpenter Award for Research in the History of Women, Texas Historical Association)

Honors & Awards

2002/2003 Fulbright Lecturer in Bratislava, Slovakia


Spouse: Tommy Hamilton
Children: Zoe