Education

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1976

A.M., Harvard University, 1969

B.A., Davidson College, 1968

 

Research

The Victorian Post Office: The Growth of a Bureaucracy (Royal Historical Society, 1992) and numerous articles addressing topics from the social impact of the telephone to H.V. Morton the travel writer.

My current research project addresses the topic of Present and Past: History and the Public in England, 1890-1950.

President, Carolinas Symposium on British Studies, 1984-85; President, Southern Conference on British Studies, 2003-05; Member, Council of the North American Conference on British Studies, 2003-05.

 

Courses

Courses in British and modern European history

 

Awards

Grants from the Whiting Foundation, the NEH, and the Mellon Foundation; William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History, The University of the South, 2004-2016.

 

Affiliations

Fellow, Royal Historical Society