My formal educational background is in the study of American History and Government and while I have not yet to turn that into a full-time career, I continue to research and write on the subject during my spare time. My primary areas of expertise focus on the American Founding, in particular the religious history and religious influences on the early development of the American sociopolitical system.

I received my BA from Concordia University, Portland in the Spring of 2011 and completed all of the coursework for my MA in American History and Government from Ashland University in July of 2015. My graduate thesis is nearing completion and investigates the religious influences that helped develop the political views, specifically towards resistance theory, of the 18th Century Congregationalist minister Jonathan Mayhew. I was fortunate enough to be able to teach my first class, one section of American Government, at George Fox University during the Fall 2015 semester. Once my thesis is completed, I plan to apply for a PhD program in either American History or Political Science.

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