Emeritus Connecticut State Historian
Areas of Specialty
Early American/Atlantic World history, History of Connecticut, Public History
State Historian Website
Current Research Interests
Alchemy, & the Creation of New England Culture in the 17th Century; John Winthrop, Jr. (1606-1676); The Connecticut Diaspora: Outmigration to Vermont, New York and the Western Reserve, 1763-1820; Music as a Medium of Intercultural Communication.
Co-authored with Alan Marcus and Jeremy Stoddard: Teaching History with Museums: Strategies for K-12 Social Studies, Routledge Press, December 2011.
Prospero’s America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press, Spring 2010.
“The Alchemy of Alchemy”, William and Mary Quarterly 60.4 October, 2003, 920-924
“New England’s Other Witch-Hunt: The Hartford Witch-hunt of the 1660s and Changing Patterns in Witchcraft Prosecution,” Organization of American Historians Magazine of History vol. 17.4, July, 2003
“Jamestown Estates” The William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Ser., Vol. 48, No. 1. (Jan., 1991).