I am a historian of Early America, focusing on the political world from the 1770s to the 1810s. My goal is to produce history that speaks to my fellow scholars as well as a larger public audience. I believe history can be exhilarating and I want to share my passion with as many people as possible.

I currently work as a historian for the White House Historical Association. Previously, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. I am finishing my book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. The manuscript is under contract with Harvard University Press and will be released on April 1, 2020.

The Cabinet Book Trailer

In my spare time, you’ll find me reading, baking, or hiking with my dog, John Quincy Dog Adams (or Quincy for short).

On special occasions, I dress him up and take pictures of him at historic homes.

Quincy as Lincoln

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