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- VA Virginia
- White House Historical Association
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- The president's cabinet, the U.S. Constitution, political history, presidential history, political culture, government institutions, state building, Revolutionary War history.
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- About Me
I am a historian of Early America, focusing on the political world, government institutions, and the Constitution. My goal is to produce history that speaks to my fellow scholars as well as a larger public audience. I believe history can be exhilarating and I want to share my passion with as many people as possible.
I am currently a historian at the White House Historical Association. I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University.
My book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, will be published on April 7, 2020.
- Recent Publications
“Interpreting Article II, Section 2: George Washington and the President’s Powers,” Law and History Review, June 2019.
“Why George Washington rejected a military parade in his honor (and why Donald Trump should, too),” The Washington Post, Made by History, April 18, 2018.
“The Historical Presidency: George Washington and the First Presidential Cabinet,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, June 2017.
“Trump’s Cabinet Picks Break with a Tradition Going Back to George Washington,” History News Network, December 11, 2016.
“The Long Shadow of George Washington Looms over Donald Trump’s Selection of a Cabinet,” History News Network, November 20, 2016.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 18th century, 19th century
- Expertise by Topic
- American Revolution, American Founding Era, American Presidents, Government, Military, Politics