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300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4366
Fax: 509.777.3711
Office Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 210 H


D.Phil. Balliol College, Oxford University
M.A. University of South Carolina
B.A. Trinity College

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

European history; medieval history

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


"Top Ten Crusade Books." Published by Andrew Holt as part of his "Fifteen Most Important Books on the Crusades," a blog entry on 17 October. (2017)

Review: "Hattin, by John France." Military History 81, 2 (April): 548-9. (2017)

"The Quest for Gain: Were the First Crusaders Proto-Colonists?" pp. 70-90, an essay in a collection edited by Alfred Andrea and Andrew Holt on the Seven Myths of the Crusades, Hackett Publishing Co. (2015)

"Gothic Art," in the ABC-Clio World Encyclopedia, ed. Alfred Andrea (2008)

Historical Dictionary of the Crusades for the series Historical Dictionaries of War and Civil Unrest, published by Scarecrow Press. (2003)

Crusade Charters from the series Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, ASU. (2001)

"Royal Familiares in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem" in Viator (1991)

"Premonstratensians and the Crusader Kingdoms in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries" in Analecta Praemontratensia (1992, 1993)


"Crusaders’ London" American Catholic Historical Association, in association with the American Historical Association, Washington D.C. (2014)

"Holy War at Home. Crusade Memorials in Great Britain" American Society of Church History, in association with the American Historical Association, New Orleans. (2013)

Commentator for a medieval panel at the Western Association of Women Historians, Tacoma (2010)

"Hailes and Bromholm Abbeys," World History Association (2007)

"British Crusade Shrines: Rosary around Walsingham," Western Association of Women Historians (2007)

"British Crusade Shrines: East Anglia," World History Association (2007)

Grants: National Endowment for the Humanities at the University of Chicago, "Culture and Communication in the Pre-modern Islamic World" (Summer 2005)

Memberships & Awards:

American Catholic Historical Association; Medieval Academy of America; Medieval Association of the Pacific; Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East.

Serves with other faculty as a program director for the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor.

Innovative Teaching Award, Whitworth University (2013)