Professional Service

  • Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. Role: Expert witness. To prepare a report on aboriginal rights and offer depositions and expert testimony as needed. 12/2012 - 12/2016
  • Filson Institute for Advanced Study. Role: Co-convener with Francois Furstenberg (Universite de Montreal). “The Long Struggle for the Ohio Valley, 1750-1815,” a two-day symposium sponsored by the Filson Institute for Advanced Study, Louisville, KY. 10/19/2012 - 10/20/2012
  • American Historical Association. Albert J. Beveridge Award prize committee. 2010 - 2012
  • Organization of American Historians. Distinguished Lecturer. 2009 - 2012
  • William and Mary Quarterly-Early Modern Studies Institute. Co-Convener, scholarly workshop on the histories and historiographies of early America. 2009 - 2009
  • Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture. Program Co-chair and Local Arrangements Coordinator for annual conference. 2009 - 2009
  • History Compass. Editor. 2008 - 2010
  • Rocky Mountain Seminar in Early American History. Co-Director. 2006 - present

Internal Service

  • Graduate Council. 2009 - 2012. University service.
  • Strategic Planning Committee. 2009 - 2012. Department service.
  • Academic Senate--replacement senator. 2009 - 2010. University service.
  • RPT Committee chair. 2009 - 2010. Department service.
  • Internal Reviewer, Department of Ballet. 2009 - 2009. University service.
  • American Indian History search committee. 2008 - 2009. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • "Boston's Massacre: Military-Civilian Relations in the Anglo-Atlantic World," lecture at the Salt Lake Public Library. 02/25/2013 - 02/25/2013
  • “The West and the American Revolution,” lecture funded by a Teaching American History Grant, Alpine School District, American Fork, UT. 11/01/2011 - 11/01/2011
  • Lead historian, “Native Americans and Europeans in Greater Indiana, 1500-1800,” a 3- day teacher workshop sponsored by Gilder Lehrman, funded by a Teaching American History grant, and offered as part of the OAH Distinguished Lecture program, Goshen, IN. 06/13/2011 - 06/15/2011
  • “George Washington: Leader of Men,” lecture funded by Mount Vernon Teaching Ambassador Program, Elko, NV. 05/06/2011 - 05/07/2011
  • Teaching American History grant, Granite School District: steering committee member and presenter. 08/2002 - 08/2011

Honors & Awards

  • Security Pacific Short-Term Fellowship, 2015-16 academic year. Huntington Library, 03/2015
  • The Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York History (2010). New York Academy of History, 02/14/2014
  • Elected Non-Resident Member. Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 09/15/2011
  • Professor of the Year. Phi Alpha Theta Alpha Rho chapter, 04/28/2011
  • Dixon Ryan Fox Prize. New York State Historical Association, 2009