I am an Associate Professor of History at Rollins College, where I have taught since 2014. I earned my Ph.D. at the Ohio State University.
At Rollins, I mostly teach courses on Ancient and Medieval history, with an emphasis on the Mediterranean (including the Islamic world), although I offer a few more modern courses as well. I also contribute courses to the General Education, Classical Studies, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and International Relations programs. Teaching is my academic priority; in 2017, I won an Outstanding Faculty Award from the Rollins Student Government Association. On campus, I also advise students, served as a R-Compass Advising Mentor to other faculty, have served on the Student Life Committee, co-chaired the Scholarship for High Impact Practices grant program, am a member of the Classical Studies Program steering committee, and served as the Rollins chapter advisor to Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society.
In my research, I study culture, religion, religious administration, and intellectual history; most particularly, I work on middle Byzantine history and literature (roughly 10th-12th centuries). My current research interests include the twelfth century, monasticism and monastic reform, female abbots, hagiography, Byzantine-Western relations, and bishops.