Author of a novel entitled The Holdout (Adelaide Books, 2018) and a Civil War history Catholic Confederates (Kent State Univ. Press, 2020). Thermonuclear Mirth, a novel, is under contract and forthcoming with Arouca Press. A collection of essays, The Hippo Lectures, stemming from talks given at St. Augustine's, is completed and in circulation. Selected fiction has appeared in Amsterdam Quarterly, Riddle Fence, Nashwaak Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Eclectica Magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, New English Review, The Southern Distinctive, PILGRIM, Bull: Men’s Fiction, Black Bear Review, Adelaide Literary Magazine, The MacGuffin, The Scriberlus. Selected articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Catholic Historical Review, The Polish Review, the Journal of Southern History, the Journal of Southern Religion, and Idaho Magazine. Future research will be concentrated on writing a comprehensive Great War history about people on the Palouse. Earned his PhD in history from Mississippi State University. Currently teaches in Washington State University’s School of Design + Construction, the WSU department of history, and in the University of Idaho's College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. Previously taught in the history department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has played baseball collegiately, professionally in Europe in the Czech Republic and Belgium, and for the Polish National Team. He is fluent in English, Polish and French with ability in Russian and Italian.