Posts & Op-Eds

Opinion Editorials

“How George Washington Designed the Cabinet as the Most Important Governing Tool,” American Heritage, March 27, 2020.

“Trump’s Cabinet is still full of scandals. History shows he may regret that,The Washington Post, Made by History, August 14, 2018.

“Why George Washington rejected a military parade in his honor (and why Donald Trump should, too),” The Washington Post, Made by History, April 18, 2018.

“Trump’s Cabinet Picks Break with a Tradition Going Back to George Washington,” History News Network, December 11, 2016.

“The Long Shadow of George Washington Looms over Donald Trump’s Selection of a Cabinet,” Time, November 20, 2016.

Advising the President, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2016).

Blog Posts

Women Also Know Washington, Uncommon Sense, March 26, 2020.

8 Facts You Might Not Know About the White House, History Extra (BBC History Magazine), November 27, 2019.

George Washington’s Constitutional Theory, The Docket at Law and History Review, September 2019.

Acts of Congress,” Digital Encyclopedia, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

High Politics and Physical Space: Rethinking How We Commemorate Place,” The Panorama, April 8, 2019.

“Wonder and Historical Knowledge: Reflections from the Omohundro Institute Annual Conference,” The Junto, June 28, 2018.

“Why and How You Should Build a Web Presence,” The Junto, September 21, 2017.

“A Roundtable Done Right,” The Republic Blog, July 27, 2017.

“What About Early America? Panel Recap,” Process: A Blog for American History, April 27, 2017.

“Washington’s Presidency: How the Revolutionary War Shaped the Executive Branch,” Age of Revolution Blog, April 11, 2016.


Review of The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality by Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein, Journal of American Studies, Forthcoming.

“Revisiting The Creation of the American Presidency in the 21st Century,” Law and Liberty, January 3, 2020.

“Why Bad History Isn’t Just Bad, It’s Dangerous,” Reviews in American History, December 2019.

“Visions for a New Nation: Ideology and Reform in a Time of Crisis,” William and Mary Quarterly, October 2018.

“Transferring Loyalties,” Reviews in American History, September 2018.

Review of Gentleman Revolutionaries by Tom Cutterham, Reviews in History, October 2017.

Review of George Washington, Nationalist by Edward J. Larson, Journal of Southern History, July 2017.

Review of George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape by Philip Levy, H-Net Reviews, July 2017.

Review of Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive, by Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash, H-Net Reviews, July 2017.