Professional Service

  • Utah State Flag Redesign Commission. History Subcommittee; Design Review Subcommittee. 10/01/2021 - present
  • Journal of Mormon History. Role: Manuscript Referee . Journal Article. 08/01/2021 - 08/31/2021
  • Oxford University Press. Role: Manuscript Referee . Book Proposal. 07/01/2021 - 09/01/2021
  • Mormon History Association. Role: Chair. Nominating Committee. 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
  • Journal of Mormon History. Manuscript Referee. 11/2019 - 12/2019
  • Mormon History Association. Past President. 06/2019 - 06/2020
  • Mormon Studies Review. Editorial Advisory Board, 2019. 01/2019 - 12/31/2021
  • Sema Hadithi Foundation. Role: Supervisory Committee. Salt Lake County Community Remembrance Project. 01/01/2019 - present
  • Mormon History Association. President. 06/2018 - 06/2019
  • Oxford University Press. Book Manuscript Review. 01/2018 - 08/2018
  • American Jewish History. Manuscript Review. 09/12/2017 - 10/19/2017
  • Mormon History Association. President Elect. 06/2017 - 06/2018
  • Journal of Religious History. Manuscript Review. 04/20/2017 - 05/08/2017
  • Weber State University, History Department. External Review. 01/18/2017 - 02/20/2017
  • BYU-Idaho, History Department. Role: Board Member. External Review Board. 12/09/2016 - 12/19/2016
  • Journal of Mormon History. Manuscript Review. 05/2016 - 06/2016
  • Open Theology. Manuscript Review. 03/2016 - 04/2016
  • Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Manuscript Review. 02/2016 - 03/2016
  • Oxford University Press. Book Proposal Review. 06/2015 - 06/2015
  • Routledge Press. Book Proposal Review. 05/2015 - 05/2015
  • University of Nebraska Press. Role: Peer Review. Book Manuscript. 07/2014 - 08/2014
  • University of Illinois Press. Role: Peer Review. Book Manuscript Review. 05/2014 - 06/2014
  • Mormon History Association. Role: Member. Program Committee. 09/2010 - 05/2011
  • Southern Virginia University. Role: External Reviewer. External Review of History Major. 2009 - 2009
  • Civil War History. External Manuscript Review. 2009 - 2009
  • University of Utah Press. Faculty Advisory Council. 07/2008 - 07/2012
  • Utah State University Press. External book manuscript review. 2008 - 2008
  • Western Historical Quarterly. External Manuscript Review. 2008 - 2008
  • Mormon History Association. Role: Liaison Committee Chair. Board of Directors. 05/2007 - 05/2010
  • Mormon History Association. Program Committee. 2007 - 2008
  • Utah Historical Quarterly. Board of Editors. 07/2006 - 07/2019
  • Western History Association. Local Arrangements Committee. 2006 - 2008

Internal Service

  • US and the World Search. Committee Chair, 12/2020 - 03/2021. Department service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. 07/01/2020 - 07/01/2021. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 07/01/2020 - 07/01/2021. Department service.
  • Mormon Studies Research Fellowship. Committee Chair, 07/2019 - present. College service.
  • Mormon Studies Initiative, Committee Chair. 07/2019 - present. College service.
  • RPT Committee Member. 07/2019 - 07/2021. College service.
  • RPT Chair. 07/2019 - 07/2020. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee. 07/2019 - 07/2020. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 07/2018 - 07/2019. Department service.
  • Strategic Planning Committee. 01/2016 - 07/2017. Department service.
  • Tanner Humanities Center Review Committee. 01/2016 - 05/2016. College service.
  • Roadmap Committee. 10/2015 - 02/2016. Department service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. Director, 07/2014 - 07/2017. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. 07/2014 - 07/2017. Department service.
  • Series Editor, Perspectives on the Mormon Experience, University of Utah Press. 07/2013 - 07/2019. University service.
  • Teaching Committee. Chair, 07/01/2013 - 07/01/2014. Department service.
  • Teaching Committee, 2012-2013. 07/2012 - 07/2013. Department service.
  • Ramona W. Cannon Award Committee. Member, 05/2011 - 06/2016. College service.
  • Religious Studies Steering Committee. Member, 05/2009 - 05/2019. University service.

Community Partnership

  • Community Engaged Learning, Utah State Historical Society, Historical Markers Project. 11/15/2016 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Best Book Award, Religion of a Different Color. Mormon History Association, 06/2016
  • Francis Armstrong Madsen Best History Book Award, Religion of a Different Color. Utah State Historical Society, 09/2016
  • Smith-Pettit Best Book Award, Religion of a Different Color. John Whitmer Historical Association, 09/2016
  • Smith Pettit Best First Book Award, Making Space on the Western Frontier. Mormon History Association, 2008
  • J. Talmage Jones Award of Excellence, "Places That Can Be Easily Defended": A Case Study in the Economics of Abandonment during Utah's Black Hawk War. Mormon History Association, 2008
  • Virgil Award. History Graduate Student Association, 04/2013
  • Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. College of Humanities, University of Utah, 04/2011
  • Early Career Teaching Award. The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, University of Utah, 04/2011
  • Faculty Fellowship. University of Utah, 03/2011
  • Fellow of the Utah State Historical Society. Utah Division of State History, The Board of State History, 11/01/2021
  • Faculty Fellowship. University of Utah, 08/01/2021
  • Elijah Able Service Award, Century of Black Mormons,. Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage, 05/2021
  • James Clayton Fellowship, History Department, University of Utah, 2018-2020. 07/2019
  • James Clayton Fellowship, History Department, University of Utah, 2018-2020. History Department, University of Utah, 07/2018
  • University Teacher of the Year. Utah Council For the Social Studies, 10/15/2016

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