My teaching, scholarship, and grant-funded projects have all contributed to my service at the university, local, state, and national level. I have served on numerous university, state, and professional organization committees and editorial boards, given talks, and organized and participated in dozens of teacher workshops and institutes. I have participated in a variety of educational forums and conferences; judged student historical competitions; and reviewed grant proposals for funding and manuscripts for potential publication. Moreover, I have initiated and directed history education advisory boards, websites, and newsletters.

In 2012-2013, I was selected to be part of Northern Arizona University President John Haeger’s Leadership program with 24 other faculty and staff. The program was rich and extremely beneficial. Not only did I meet fantastic people, but I learned much about the university mission and operations.

My service includes the following:

  • Committee on Teaching and Public Education, Western History Association, 2010-
  • Board of Editorial Consultants, Journal of Arizona History, 2011-
  • Board Member, Arizona Council for History Education, 2011-2013
  • Board Member, National History Day, Arizona, 2009-2013                   
  • Board of Editors, Organization of History Magazine of History, 2008-2011
  • Board Member, Tempe Historical Society, 2009-2010
  • Organization of American Historians National Membership Committee, 2000-02, 2007-13
  • Arizona Council for the Social Studies Board Member, 2005-2008
  • Judge, National History Day Competitions, 2001, 2004-2006
  • Coordinator, National History Day Regional Competition for Northern Arizona, 2004-05, 2012-
  • Arizona Dept. of Education Social Studies Standards Revision Committee, 2004-2005
  • Arizona Board of Regents Review Committee, Improving Teacher Quality Grants, 2004
  • Arizona Board of Regents Learner-Centered Education Grant Review Committee, 2004
  • Judge, Ford Country Scholars Program, Ford Corporation, 2004