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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

Publications include: an entry,"Gothic Art," in the ABC-Clio World Encyclopedia, ed. Alfred Andrea (forthcoming); author of Historical Dictionary of the Crusades (2003) for the series Historical Dictionaries of War and Civil Unrest, published by Scarecrow Press. Author of Crusade Charters (2001) from the series Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, ASU, and  Journal Publications: "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).

Presentations include: 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).

Papers: "Westminster and Jerusalem", World History Association meeting, London (2008); "Boves and Amiens: Coucy Dependents and the Second Crusade," International Medieval Conference (1997); "Crusade Motivation and Twelfth-Century Popular Religion," International Congress on Medieval Studies (1994).

Memberships: 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 Doug Sugano and Melissa Sprenkle as a program director for the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor.