I’m currently a first year History PhD student at George Mason University. I did my undergraduate work at the College of William & Mary, and graduated in 2004 with a BA in History. Since then I’ve spent the last 9 years serving as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army, and following my time at George Mason I will be headed to the United States Military Academy at West Point to serve as an Instructor in their History Department. My research interests are focused on 19th Century American Military History, and specifically on how the United States Army adapted and professionalized between the end of the American Civil War and the turn of the century.
The primary purpose of this blog, at least at first, is to assist me in establishing a professional online presence, and helping me process and understand the practice and tools of digital history.