I am an Associate Professor in the History and Political Science department at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. An Illinois native, I am an alumnus of Missouri S&T, having received a BA in History in 1992. I earned my MA and PhD from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1995 and 2003. I teach undergraduate courses on the history of technology, history of modern architecture, and the US survey. I have been recognized for exceptional teaching with several teaching awards including a Missouri S&T Faculty Teaching Award and multiple Outstanding Teaching Awards. My first book, Out of Steam: Dieselization and American Railroads, 1920-1960, was published in 2010. I’m currently deep into manuscript writing on a history of the United States Bureau of Mines. I am an advisor for several undergraduate student organizations including the St. Pats board and KMNR 89.7fm, the student radio station. Occasionally I even take over the airways as a DJ.