I teach history for the University of Maryland University College and the University of North Dakota. At Maryland, I also serve as chair of the history capstone course series and as faculty advisor to the History Club.
My research interests broadly include Renaissance Warfare (particularly Landsknechts such as Paul Dolnstein), Martin Luther, Colonial New England and New France, Anglo-Saxon England, Vikings, Normans, and Yellowstone, to which I have a family connection.
I have written a novel set in colonial New England, which won the National Historic Research and Preservation Award from the Daughters of Colonial Wars. Recent collaborative projects include editing a regional anthology, which was published by Village Arts in April, 2015, and translating Karl Jakob Skarsteins’ The War with the Sioux: Norwegians against Indians, 1862-1863, which will be published by The Digital Press @ UND in the fall of 2015. My current fiction project explores the world of Martin Luther’s role in and experience of the Peasants’ War of 1525.
My more lasting work is motherhood.