Spring 2011: Student Teacher, Gainesville High School, Gainesville, GA.

  • Classes: Economics

2011 – present: Teacher of History and Political Science, Collins Hill High School, Suwanee, GA

  • Classes: Honors United States History, United States History College Prep, Honors World History, World History College Prep, Contemporary Issues, Law.

2011 – present: Assistant Wrestling Coach, Collins Hill High School, Suwanee, GA

  • Duties: Heavyweights Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Study Hall Admin.


  • 2012 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Sociological Association, October 25-27th, North Georgia College and State University –  Session 15: Appalachia, Sociology and the Arts – Appalachia, Sociology, and the Movies: Myth and Reality in the Depiction of Violence in Appalachia in the Recent Past 
  • 36th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, Friday March 22-Sunday, March 24, 2013, Appalachian State University – Session 7.10 Sat. 2:00-3:15 PM. Papers. Southern Appalachia in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. – “Bridge Burners: United States Nationalism in East Tennessee Appalachia, 1861.” 
  • 2014 Georgia Association of Historians Annual Conference, Thursday February 27 – Saturday, March 1, 2014, University of Georgia, Richard B. Russel Special Collections Library – Session 5-4.  Internal Struggles of the American Civil War: The Reciprocal Nature of Ideas in War and History – “Some Extraordinary Change: Patrick Cleburne’s Proposal to Arm Slaves in Memory.” Robert L. Baker, University of North Georgia.”
  • 37th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, Friday March 28 – Sunday March 30, 2014, Marshall University, Session  The Nature of War: Environmental Perspectives on the Civil War and Reconstruction in East Tennessee – ‘Boys, We Are Ordered To Take That Hill’: How Mountains Affect Battle, and how Battle Affects the Mountains.”