Ph.D., American History, University of Colorado-Boulder, May 1994.
Master of Arts, History, Colorado State University, December 1986.
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy (With High Distinction), Colorado State University, 1978.
Professor of History, UVU, 2004 - Present.
Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, UVU, 2002-2007
Associate Professor of History, UVU, 2000 - 2004.
Assistant Professor of History, Utah Valley University, 1994 - 2000.
Director, Vietnam Era Oral History Project, 2011 - Present.
CURRENT AND RECENT COLLEGE SERVICE
Coordinator, Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration (now in its 19th year)
2013, Dr. Clarence B. Jones: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
2012, Julian Bond, Executive Director, NAACP
2011, Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta
2010, Linda Brown, of Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, 1954
Internship Coordinator for History Majors
Faculty Representative: Student Chapter of NAACP, UVU
Faculty Advisor: Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society)
Faculty Advisor: History Club
Director: American Studies Program, UVU
Chair: Engaged Learning in the Liberal Arts (ELLA) Grants Committee, College of HSS, UVU
Chair: Retention, Tenure, Promotion Committee, History Department, UVU
Co-Chair: Turning Points in History Lecture Series, UVU.
RECENT CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Presenter, 7th Annual International Conference on History at the Athens Institute for Education and Research. December 2009, Athens, Greece. Paper title: "Wars of Containment and Terror: How the Pedagogy of the American War in Vietnam is Enriched by Comparisons with the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."
The American Foundation Myth in Vietnam: Reigning Paradigms and Raining Bombs, University Press of America, 1998.
U.S. Army, Military Intelligence, Saigon, RVN, 1970-1971
Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honorary Society.
The American Historical Association.
The Organization of American Historians.