(Last Updated 15 December 2022)
Jamie L.H. Goodall, PhD
Jamielhgoodall@gmail.com | she/her | https://jamiegoodall.com
PhD, History | May 2016 | The Ohio State University
- Advisor: Dr. Margaret Newell
- Dissertation: “Navigating the Atlantic World: Piracy, Illicit Trade, and the Construction of Commercial Networks, 1650-1791”
- Committee: Drs. Margaret Newell, John Brooke, David Staley
M.A., Public History/Museum Studies | May 2010 | Appalachian State University
- Advisor: Dr. Charles Watkins
- Thesis: “Towards a New History: Iredell County, North Carolina”
B.A., Archaeology/Anthropology, History | May 2008 | Appalachian State University
- Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Books & Articles
- Pirates & Privateers from Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2022).
- Co-editor and Co-author, The United States Army and the COVID-19 Pandemic: January 2020-July 2021 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2021).
- Pirates: Shipwrecks, Conquests, and Their Lasting Legacies (Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2021).
- Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2020).
- Co-author, “Padihershef: The MGH Mummy Who Oversaw Two Centuries of Medicine and Egyptology,” Massachusetts Historical Review 21 (2020): 135-157.
- Co-author, “The Good, The Bad, The Toxic: Using Muggle-Borns as a Lens for First Generation Student Experience with Mentorship,” in Lessons from Hogwarts: Essays on the Pedagogy of Harry Potter, edited by Marcie Panutsos Rovan and Melissa Wehler (Jefferson, NC: McFarland Books, 2020).
- “Tippling Houses, Rum Shops, & Taverns: How Alcohol Fueled Informal Commercial Networks and Knowledge Exchange in the West Indies,” Journal of Maritime History 18, no. 2 (November 2016): 97-121.
- “The Pirate and the Privateer: A Comparative Study of Sir Francis Drake and Henry Morgan,” Greensboro Historical Review Online (2010).
- Co-author, “Queer Counting and Queer Coding: J.K. Rowling, the TERF Wars, and Teaching Students Across the Curriculum about the Complexities in Accounting for Queerness,” in TBD, edited by Cecilia Konchar Farr and Nusaiba Imaday.
- “Pirates, Pubs, and People: Global Alcohol Consumption, 1750-1850,” in Alcohol in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolutions: A Cultural History, edited by W. Scott Haine (New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2023).
- The Daring Exploits of Pirate Black Sam Bellamy from Cape Cod to the Caribbean (tentatively titled), under contract with The History Press; expected publication 2023.
- Selling the Seven Seas: Piracy, Tastemaking, and Consumption in the Early Modern Atlantic, 1650-1790, under revision.
Public Scholarship/Other Publications
- “Where did pirates spend their booty?” National Geographic History Magazine, 13 December 2022, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/pirates-golden-age-taverns-booty?loggedin=true&rnd=1671115012943.
- “Forget ‘walking the plank.’ Pirate portrayals—from Blackbeard to Captain Kidd—are more fantasy than fact,” National Geographic History Magazine, 3 May 2022, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/history-magazine/article/pirate-portrayals-are-more-fantasy-than-fact.
- “Walking the Plank: The Perils of Online Scholarship,” The Panorama, 19 April 2021, http://thepanorama.shear.org/2021/04/19/walking-the-plank-the-perils-of-online-scholarship/.
- “The Buccaneers embody Tampa’s love of pirates. Is that a problem?” Made By History, The Washington Post, 5 February 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/05/buccaneers-embody-tampas-love-pirates-is-that-problem/.
- “Pirates of the American Revolution in the Chesapeake Bay: Joseph Wheland Jr. and the Loyalist Picaroons,” Age of Revolutions, 24 August 2020, https://ageofrevolutions.com/2020/08/24/pirates-of-the-american-revolution-in-the-chesapeake-bay-joseph-wheland-jr-and-the-loyalist-picaroons/
- “The Sea & Me: Using Maritime Sources to Teach American History,” The Panorama, 23 September 2019, http://thepanorama.shear.org/2019/09/23/the-sea-me-using-maritime-sources-to-teach-american-history/.
- “New Artistic Visions,” in Colonialism to the 21st Century in Western Civilization, edited by Michael Schüring (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016). Gale Researcher Online.
- “Jackson’s Rise to the Presidency: The Elections of 1824 and 1828,” in Early 19th Century to Reconstruction in US History, edited by Edward L. Bond (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016). Gale Researcher Online.
- Co-author, “John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry,” in Early 19th Century to Reconstruction in US History, edited by Edward L. Bond (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016). Gale Researcher Online.
- Co-author, “Andrew Jackson’s Early Life,” in Early 19th Century to Reconstruction in US History, edited by Edward L. Bond (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016). Gale Researcher Online.
- Co-author, “Andrew Jackson’s Presidency,” in Early 19th Century to Reconstruction in US History, edited by Edward L. Bond (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016). Gale Researcher Online.
- “Pirates and Privateers: From Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay with Jamie Goodall,” PA Books – PCN, 30 October 2022, available on-demand https://pcntv.com/pabooks/.
- “The Golden Age of Pirates featuring Jamie L.H. Goodall, PhD,” Smithsonian Magazine, 16 June 2022.
- Contributor, Mysteries from Above, produced by Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company. Cottage Life channel (Canada). Spring 2022.
- Consultant, World of Flavor with Big Moe Cason, Episode 4: Bahamas Barbecue. Produced by Hit + Run for National Geographic. Released 2022.
- Presenter, “VMHC Movie Mythbusting–Pirates of the Caribbean,” Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 11 May 2021, https://zoom.us/rec/play/_rtXhYknLM_CsiH8ZzPhQ_GfjWXyVP1dMX5HO_gEyv9JipHI_LAg2pV0yVXiaASI0KxWcq9HdKaPukq6.EsfwZY6TRcVWl7sJ.
- Guest, “Coffee with Jamie Goodall,” CBS Baltimore, 7 September 2020, https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/video/program/1259/4695986-coffee-with-jamie-goodall/.
- Guest, “Book Talk: Jamie Goodall,” George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 23 June 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT772UWjTOQ.
- Guest, “‘The Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay’ is a Book of Pirate Tales,” DelmarvaLife, 23 March 2020. http://www.delmarvalife.com/delmarvalife/the-pirates-of-the-chesapeake-bay-is-a-book-of-pirate-tales/.
- Expert, “Modern Piracy Plaguing the Caribbean,” RT America, 17 July 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIChmOH59JM&list=PLagVUKF7CUTTtjJqFw6JvO14pG6Z1RBmv&index=15&t=0s&app=desktop.
- Presenter, “Gender and 1960s Activism,” Lectures in American History: C-SPAN, 1 April 2019. https://www.c-span.org/video/?459360-1/gender-1960s-activism.
Podcast Episodes & Radio Interviews
- “Episode 25: Blackbeard the Pirate and Cutthroat Island Comparison with Dr. Jamie Goodall,” The Sociologist’s Dojo, 29 November 2022, https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/thesociologistsdojo/id/25168656.
- “The Golden Age of Piracy,” The Mariner’s Mirror, 24 August 2022, https://snr.org.uk/the-mariners-mirror-podcast/the-golden-age-of-piracy/.
- “Episode 201: The Art of Piracy,” Imaginary Worlds, 22 June 2022, https://www.imaginaryworldspodcast.org/episodes/the-art-of-piracy.
- “Pirates and Privateers from Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay with Dr. Jamie L.H. Goodall – Ep 113,” A Life in Ruins Podcast, 20 June 2022, https://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/ruins/113.
- “Most Significant Naval Event,” The Napoleonicist, 25 October 2021, https://apple.co/3GN2hYW.
- “THE PIRATE Ching Shih,” What’sHerName Podcast, 11 October 2021, https://www.whatshernamepodcast.com/ching-shih/.
- “Pirates—with Jamie Goodall,” The Napoloeonicist, 6 October 2021, https://apple.co/2YupZYs.
- “Talk Like a Pirate Day is a Lie, and Other Piratey Things,” Ocean Science Radio, 23 September 2021, https://spoti.fi/3ELg3KH.
- “Episode 12: The Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise with Dr. Jamie Goodall,” The Sociologist’s Dojo, 19 September 2021, https://www.audible.com/pd/Episode-12-The-Pirates-of-the-Caribbean-Franchise-with-Dr-Jamie-Goodall-Podcast/B09GNHMH37.
- “Arrrgh Ruined Lives with Maddy McAllister and Jamie Goodall – Ep 72,” A Life in Ruins Podcast, 6 September 2021, https://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/ruins/72.
- “Pirates 1: Introduction to Pirates,” SweetBitter Podcast: The Untold History of Pirates, 2 September 2021, https://sweetbitterpodcast.com/pirates/.
- “Avast me hearties! Piracy and Archaeology-Ep 18,” Archaeology After Dark, 27 August 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNvqkB1VLC4.
- “Chesapeake Bay Pirates & the 19th Century Oyster Wars Ep 12,” Unsung History, 23 August 2021, https://www.unsunghistorypodcast.com/chesapeake-bay-pirates-the-19th-century/.
- “Pirates of the World with Dr. Jamie Goodall – Ep 58,” A Life in Ruins Podcast, 30 May 2021, https://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/ruins/58.
- “How did sailors become pirates? (Sea of Thieves),” HeyLesson, 21 April 2021, https://heylesson.net/podcast/how-did-sailors-become-pirates-sea-of-thieves/.
- “Pirates of the Chesapeake with Dr. Jamie Goodall,” Preble Hall, 15 March 2021, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-of-the-chesapeake-with-dr-jamie-goodall/id1485514337?i=1000513006598.
- “Pirates! With Jamie Goodall,” Mainely History, 12 February 2021, https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-k6vyn-fa7a51.
- “Bonus Roundtable: Lady Pirates with Jamie Goodall,” HerStory on the Rocks, 14 January 2021, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-round-table-lady-pirates-with-jamie-goodall/id1440235092?i=1000505360988.
- “Episode 134: Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay Author Dr. Jamie L.H. Goodall,” Shooting the Breeze Sailing Podcast, 23 December 2020, http://theescapepods.com/2020/12/23/stbsp-ep-134-pirates-of-the-chesapeake-bay-author-dr-jamie-l-h-goodall/ .
- “Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay,” Dan Snow’s History Hit, 28 August 2020, https://apple.co/31beo1w.
- “5-Navigating the Seas of Scholarship ft. Jamie Goodall,” Scholars Beyond the Tower, 3 August 2020, https://anchor.fm/erin-becker5/episodes/5–Navigating-the-Seas-of-Scholarship-ft–Jamie-Goodall-eh5dsg.
- “An Epic History of Piracy on the Chesapeake Bay,” WYPR’s On the Record, 28 July 2020, https://www.wypr.org/post/epic-history-piracy-chesapeake-bay.
- “#133 History Hack: Pirates AAAAAAR!,” History Hack, 24 June 2020, https://historyhack.podbean.com/e/133-history-hack-pirates-aaaaaar/.
- “Episode 129: Piracy and Pirates on the Chesapeake Bay with Dr. Jamie Goodall,” PreseveCast, 9 June 2020, https://www.preservecast.org/2020/06/08/piracy-and-pirates-on-the-chesapeake-bay-with-dr-jamie-goodall/.
- “#89 History Hack: Down the Pub,” History Hack, 22 May 2020, https://historyhack.podbean.com/e/89-history-hack-down-the-pub/.
- “Sea Control 171–Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay with Dr. Jamie Goodall,” CIMSEC Sea Control, 27 April 2020, http://cimsec.org/sea-control-171-pirates-of-the-chesapeake-bay-with-dr-jamie-goodall/43522.
- “Dr. Jamie Goodall Interview Episode 9,” TheCuriousManPodcast, 14 April 2020, https://thecuriousmanspodcast.libsyn.com/dr-jamie-goodall-interview-episode-9.
- “E29: Pirates! (w/ Dr. Jamie Goodall),” Untenured Tracks Podcast, 13 April 2020, https://untenuredtracks.podbean.com/e/e29-pirates-w-dr-jamie-goodall/.
- “Jamie L.H. Goodall, ‘Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars,” New Books Network Podcast, 11 April 2020, https://newbooksnetwork.com/jamie-l-h-goodall-pirates-of-the-chesapeake-bay-from-the-colonial-era-to-the-oyster-wars-the-history-press-2020/.
- “Bonus Round Table: Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay with author Dr. Jamie Goodall,” HERstory on the Rocks, 18 February, 2020, https://www.return2senderpodcast.com/new-blog/2020/2/18/bonus-round-table-pirates-of-the-chesapeake-bay-with-author-dr-jamie-goodall.
- “Jamie Goodall, Stevenson University,” Working Historians Podcast, 1 November 2019, https://soundcloud.com/user-399142700/jamie-goodall-assistant-professor-stevenson-university.
- “Season #1, Episode #1: Dr. Goodall talks tattoos, tequila, and PIRATES!!! Arrr!!!,” Scholars & Shots Podcast, December 2019, https://open.spotify.com/episode/2I6W4u1lSeLBWXQDGXrFi3.
- “Episode #34 Pirates, Public History, and PIRATES! with Jamie Goodall,” The Rogue Historian Podcast, 5 May 2018, https://theroguehistorian.com/blog/2018/5/5/pirates-public-history-and-pirates-with-jamie-goodall.
- Henning Hillman, The Corsairs of Saint-Malo: Network Organization of a Merchant Elite Under the Ancien Régime (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2021). Reviewed for GlobalMaritimeHistory.com, May 2021.
- Connie Kelleher, The Alliance of Pirates: Ireland and Atlantic Piracy in the Early Seventeenth Century (Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press, 2020). Reviewed for GlobalMaritimeHistory.com, January 2021.
- Max Brooks, John Amble, M.L. Cavanaugh, and Jaym Gates, eds., Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict (Sterling, VA: Potomac Books, 2019). Reviewed for Army History, Issue 118, Winter 2021.
- William B. Coger, Chesapeake Bay Shipwrecks (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2020). Reviewed for GlobalMaritimeHistory.com, July 2020.
- Daniel Stiles and J. P. Hand, The Cape May Navy: Delaware Bay Privateers in the American Revolution (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2018). Reviewed for GlobalMaritimeHistory.com, January 2020.
- Ernesto Bassi, An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada’s Transimperial Greater Caribbean World (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017). Reviewed for H-War Reviews, Spring 2019.
- Jeff Forret and Christine Sears, eds., New Directions in Slavery Studies: Confirmation, Community, and Comparison (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015). Reviewed for Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Historical Magazine, Fall 2016.
- David Parrott, The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2012). Reviewed for EH-Net Reviews, Fall 2012.
- Alejandro Colás and Bryan Mabee, Mercenaries, Pirates, Bandits and Empires: Private Violence in Historical Context (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2010). Reviewed for H-Net Reviews, Spring 2012.
- Kathy Peiss, Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). Reviewed for The Ohio State University History Department, EHistory website, Monthly Review: September 2011.
- Rob Christensen, The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics: The Personalities, Elections, and Events That Shaped Modern North Carolina, 2nd Edition (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2010). Reviewed for North Carolina Association of Historians, April 2011 Journal.
- J.E. Lendon, Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2010). Reviewed for The Ohio State University History Department, EHistory website, Monthly Review: February 2011.
Digital Exhibition Reviews
- Clio Visualizing History, “Click! The Ongoing Feminist Revolution.” Reviewed for the Digital History Group’s Review Series: HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory), Spring 2017.
Historian | 3 February 2020-Present | The U.S. Army Center of Military History
- Washington, D.C.
- I provide historical information and analysis in special studies and verbally, in response to requests from officials of Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), and other agencies of the Department of Defense.
Assistant Professor | August 2015-February 2020 | Stevenson University
- Stevenson, MD
- I taught a variety of undergraduate classes, conducted academic research, and served on and/or chaired numerous university committees.
- Content Creator/Subject Matter Expert | October 2022-December 2022 | Riggs-Ward Design, LLC.—I wrote and edited the museum exhibit copy for one of Riggs-Ward Design’s museum clients.
- Member, Annual Meeting Program Committee | Fall 2022 | Society of Military History—I served as a member of the Program Committee to assist in the selection of papers and panels for the Society’s 2023 Annual Meeting to be held 23-26 March 2023 in San Diego, CA.
- Member, Editorial Advisory Board | 2022-2025 | Journal of Military History—I am serving a 3-year term as a member of the Journal of Military History’s Editorial Advisory Board. The journal is the quarterly publication of the Society for Military History.
- Subject Matter Expert | April 2022-May 2022 | Southern New Hampshire University—I am the Subject Matter Expert on a team created to review the course content and textbook(s) of the Colonial New England (HIS-332) course. The purpose is to identify any Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) concerns. Areas of review include weekly module overviews, existing readings and resources, formative assignments that rely on readings/resources that have been identified, and the final project assignment (including the foundational milestones). We are authorized to make necessary updates as part of this review.
- Podcast Co-Host | October 2021-June 2022 | Uncorked History—I co-hosted a podcast which sought to uncover the history, danger, fun, community, and creativity behind alcohol and public drinking spaces (including both historians and industry experts) as well as historians covering all manner of important and timely subjects.
- Reviewer | Spring 2021 | 2021 Harriet Tubman Prize Reader’s Committee—I was solicited to review 18 books for the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center’s 2021 Harriet Tubman Prize for a distinguished book published in 2020 in the United States on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.
- Reviewer | September 2020 | Discovery Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities—I was solicited to review 13 grant applications for the NEH’s Discovery Grant program.
- Reviewer | December 2019 | Posters on the Hill, Council of Undergraduate Research—I volunteered to review undergraduate research submissions for the Council of Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill competition.
- Reviewer | April 2019 | Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies—I was solicited by the editors to review a manuscript under consideration for publication.
- Contributor | Fall 2017-Present | Global Maritime History Website—Formerly the British Naval History website, I contribute blog posts dealing with pedagogy, conferences, and historical research.
- Subject Matter Expert | Summer 2016 | WiseWire—I wrote and revised several history essays for WiseWire’s Gale Researcher, a digital product aimed at undergraduate students or students in Advance Placement and International Baccalaureate high school courses that provides scholarly introductions to core topics in a variety of disciplines.
- Judge | 2016-Present | American Legion: Maryland State—I serve as a judge for the Maryland State finals of the American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Contest when I am available.
- Academic Consultant | Spring 2016 | McGraw-Hill Education—I reviewed the content and rigor of twenty chapters/lessons covering Early Modern Europe, the Napoleonic period, and the early Industrial Revolution for an undergraduate history textbook.
- Subject Matter Expert | Spring 2016 | Cengage Learning—I revised textbook essays on early American history topics for Gale, a division of Cengage Learning, for a series of eBooks targeted at undergraduates.
- Owner/Editor | March 2014-Present | https://jamiegoodall.com—I design, edit, and maintain my personal webpage.
- Book Reviews Editor & Contributor | Spring 2014-Spring 2016 | BritishNavalHistory.com—I managed the Book Reviews section of the website, including submissions, editing, layout, and organization. I also served as the U.S. outreach representative and posted monthly blogs.
- Freelance Editor/Contributor | Spring 2013-Spring 2015 | McGraw-Hill Education—I occasionally did freelance work whenever needed. I helped design online Learning Resource modules for AP history practice exams and edit chapters in an International World History textbook.
- Contributor | Fall 2013 | The American Yawp—I contributed to the “Colonial Society” chapter of The American Yawp, which is a free online American history textbook designed for college-level history courses. The publication is collaboratively built and open access. There are also print copies available from Stanford University Press. Citation (print version): Emily Arendt et al., “Colonial Society,” Nora Slonimsky, ed., in The American Yawp, eds. Joseph Locke and Ben Wright (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2018). The digital chapter is available here: http://www.americanyawp.com/text/04-colonial-society/.
- Transcriber/Editor | 2012-2015 | MarineLives.org—I transcribed primary manuscripts from the High Court of Admiralty, London, 1650-1669.
- Graduate Assistant | Fall 2011 | Center for Historical Research—The Ohio State University
- Research Assistant/Editor | 2010-2011 | Dr. Antonio Bly—Appalachian State University, Escaping Bondage: A Documentary History of Runaway Slaves in Eighteenth-Century New England, 1700-1789 (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012).
- Referee Editor | 2010-2011 | Southern Historian: A Journal of Southern History
Assistant Professor, Department of History | Fall 2015-Fall 2019 | Stevenson University
- The U.S. Colonial America to 1877 (regular and honors)
- The U.S. 1877-Present
- Introduction to Public History
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- World History I
- World History II
- African American History
- Research and Writing in History (Writing Intensive)
- Pirates of the Atlantic World
- American Women’s History
- Activism and Dissent in American History
Instructor | Fall 2015-Present | Southern New Hampshire University, Online
- U.S. History since 1945
- American Slavery
- Colonial New England
- Senior Capstone
- History Internship
- Young America
Teaching Associate, Department of History | Fall 2010-Fall 2015 | The Ohio State University
- Launching America (online)
- America to 1877 (classroom and online)
- American Revolution and the New Nation
- Historical Perspectives on Same-Sex Sexuality
Visiting Professor, Department of History | January 2012–June 2012 | DeVry University, Hybrid Learning
- History of the World Post-1945
Adjunct Professor, Department of History | July 2011-December 2011 | DeVry University, Hybrid Learning
- History of the World Post-1945
Teaching Assistant, Department of History | Fall 2008-Spring 2010 | Appalachian State University
- World Civilizations I
- World Civilizations II
- American History—Columbus to Clinton
Selected Guest Lectures/Invited Talks
- “Pirates of the Chesapeake,” Belair Mansion, 8 October 2022.
- “Pirates: Separating Fact from Fiction,” One Day University (online), 16 September 2022.
- “Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The Golden Age,” Harford County Public Library Online, 14 June 2022.
- “Pirates: Their Origins & the Chesapeake Bay,” Colonial Dames of the 17th Century – Northern Virginia, 11 June 2022.
- “Pirates of the Chesapeake: The Oyster Wars,” Talbot Historical Society – “A Date with History” Lecture Series, 10 June 2022.
- “Virginia–The Colony, the Crown, and Pirates (1630-1700),” Hampton History Museum – Hampton Roads Blackbeard Pirate Festival, 4 June 2022.
- “Profs and Pints Annapolis: When Pirates Prowled the Chesapeake,” Profs and Pints – The Graduate Annapolis, 17 May 2022.
- “Pirates: Their Origins & the Chesapeake Bay,” The Army and Navy Club, 26 April 2022.
- “Inside Pirates’ Taverns,” Profs & Pints at Church Hall, 19 April 2022.
- “Pirate Legacies and the Chesapeake,” Keynote Speaker, Queen City Colloquium, University of Cincinnati, 24 March 2022.
- “Patriot Pirates in the War of 1812,” Heritage Days History Symposium, 26 February 2022.
- “Swashbucklers of the Colonial Chesapeake,” New England College Society of Antiquaries, 12 February 2022.
- “Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay and the Oyster Wars,” The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum: D.C. Mondays, 7 February 2022.
- “Drink Up Me Hearties: A History of Piracy and Rum,” Intoxicating Spaces Online Seminar Series, 8 December 2021.
- “Privateers in the War of 1812,” Daughters of the War of 1812 Society: Eliza Monroe Chapter, 4 November 2021.
- “Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The Oyster Wars,” Oxford Brookes University History Society, 20 October 2021.
- “Pirates: Their Legacy & the Chesapeake Bay,” Caribbean History course, Dr. Carrie Glenn, Portland State University History Department, 5 October 2021.
- “When Pirates Prowled the Chesapeake,” Profs & Pints at Church Hall, 28 September 2021.
- “Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The Oyster Wars,” Havre de Grace Arts Collective Program, 22 August 2021.
- “Pirates of the Golden Age,” Piracy and Irregular Threats course, Dr. Joshua Tallis, The George Washington University, 20 July 2021.
- “The Chesapeake Bay Oyster Wars,” Historic Sotterley, 9 June 2021.
- “From Profit to Plunder: A Tale of Chesapeake Bay Piracy,” MA Naval History Program, University of Portsmouth, 20 May 2021
- “Piracy Q & A,” Topics in Atlantic History: The Early Modern Pirate in Fact and Fiction course, Dr. Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Bryn Mawr College, 29 April 2021.
- “Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The Oyster Wars,” St. Mary’s County Historical Society’s Historically Speaking Series, 26 April 2021.
- “When Pirates Prowled the Chesapeake,” (Virtual) Profs and Pints, 27 March 2021.
- “Piracy Q & A,” Honors Seminar: Pirates in History and Popular Culture, Dr. Mary Stout, San Diego State University, 17 March 2021.
- “Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The Oyster Wars,” Historic Annapolis, 2 February 2021.
- “The Chesapeake Bay Oyster Wars,” Daughters of the American Revolution: Judge Lynn Chapter, 19 November 2020.
- Micro-Gallery Talks on Selling the Seven Seas: Piracy, Tastemaking, & Consumption in the Early Modern Caribbean World, 1650-1790, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, 18 July 2019.
- “Selling the Seven Seas and Pedagogy,” Workshop, University of Essex, 15 July 2019.
- “Selling the Seven Seas: Piracy, Tastemaking, & Consumption in the Early Modern Caribbean World,” University of East Anglia, 12 July 2019.
- “Wreckers, Pirates, and Smugglers: From Salvage to Consumption,” Nottage Maritime Institute, Summer 2019.
- “Wreckers, Pirates, and Smugglers: From Salvage to Consumption,” Coastal Carolina University, Spring Cultural Heritage Studies Speaker Series, 22 January 2019.
- “Wreckers, Pirates, and Smugglers: From Salvage to Consumption,” Brookgreen Gardens Staff & Members, 23 January 2019.
- “From Gold to Glass: Pirates as Tastemakers in the Early Modern Caribbean,” Bryn Mawr 2017-2018 Lecture Series, 9 November 2017.
- “Embracing Change in the Classroom and Implementing Digital Assignments/Literacy into Course Design,” TEDx Talk, Stevenson University, 25 February 2017.
- Conference of Army Historians Annual Meeting; (virtual)—Presenter, “The Army and Privateers in the Caribbean in the War of 1812,” Founding the Nation COI (1636-1836): “So Hard to Die: Challenges to the Emerging American Republic panel, 19 July 2022.
- Society for Military History Annual Meeting; Fort Worth, TX (hybrid)—Presenter, “The Changing Fortunes of the Losers’ Club: How Royal Naval Strategy Helped Great Britain Win the Revolution’s Global War,” Food, Freedom, and Fortunes: Three Reconsiderations of Britain’s War Against American Independence panel, 30 April 2022.
- Society for Military History Annual Meeting; Norfolk, VA (hybrid)—Chair & Commenter, New Perspectives on the Intersection of Military and Environmental History panel, 21 May 2021.
- American Historical Association Annual Meeting; New York, NY (virtual)—Presenter, “Tippling Houses, Rum Shops, & Taverns: How Alcohol Fueled Informal Commercial Networks and Knowledge Exchange in the West Indies,” Pirate Motivations and Information Exchange: Raiding, Slaving, and Drinking in the 17th- and 18th-Century Caribbean and Atlantic panel, 16 December 2020.
- Annual CLAH/AHA Meeting; New York, NY—Presenter, “Wreckers, Pirates, and Smugglers: From Salvage to Consumption,” Caribbean Peripheries, Smugglers, and the World They Made in the 17th to 19th Century panel, 4 January 2020.
- 25th Annual Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture Conference; Pittsburgh, PA—Roundtable Participant, “Assessing the Imperial Crisis of 1675-1725,” 14 June 2019.
- 49th Annual Association of Caribbean Historians Meeting; Tobago—Presenter, “Piracy, Slavery, and Clandestine Trade: Transitioning to a Plantation Economy in the Caribbean-Atlantic,” Policing Borders: Crime and the Law panel, 15 May 2017.
- New York University Atlantic Workshop: Experimentation & Expertise; New York City, NY—Presenter, “Tippling Houses, Rum Shops, & Taverns: How Alcohol Fueled Informal Commercial Networks and Knowledge Exchange in the West Indies,” Crossing Boundaries and Building Networks panel, 6 May 2016.
- 11th Annual Appalachian Spring Conference in World History and Economics; Boone, NC—Chair & Commenter, 16-17 April 2016.
- The Hakluyt Society Conference: Maritime Trade, Travel and Cultural Encounter in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; Hull, England—Presenter, “Tippling Houses, Rum Shops, & Taverns: How Alcohol Fueled Informal Commercial Networks and Knowledge Exchange in the West Indies,” Transatlantic Connections panel, 14 November 2015.
- 10th Annual Appalachian Spring Conference in World History and Economics; Boone, NC—Presenter, “Wreckers, Pirates, and Smugglers: The Implementation, Regulation, and Suppression of Illicit Entrepôt Trade,” 10-11 April 2015.
- 38th Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference; Baltimore, MD—Presenter, “‘For I scorn to do anyone a mischief, when it is not for my advantage.’: The Relationship between Pirates, Colonists, and Illicit Trade,” 24 May 2013.
- Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies; Bronx, NY—Presenter, “‘I am bound…with a design of making my own fortune…’: Piracy, Entrepreneurship, and the Construction of Commercial Empires,” Culture, Commerce, and Empire, 1600-1800 panel, 23 March 2013.
- 17th Annual Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture Conference; New Paltz, NY—Presenter, “To Trade or Not to Trade?: The Effect of Piracy and Privateering on International Trade Relations in the 16th Century Atlantic World,” Sixteenth-Century Intercolonial Interactions panel, 18 June 2011.
Awards and Honors
- University of Essex Visiting Scholar, Summer 2019
- Stevenson University Faculty Scholarship & Research Grant, 2018-2019
- Gould-Saunders Memorial Endowment Travel Award, 2017
- Retrieving the American Past Award, 2014
- Bradley Foundation Fellow, 2013-2014
- College of Arts and Humanities Small Research Grant, The Ohio State University, 2012
- Helen and Harold Kapiloff Research Award, 2012
- Philip Poirier Award, 2012
- Bradley Foundation Fellow, 2012-2013
- Mershon Center for International Security Studies Research Grant, 2012
- College of Arts and Humanities Small Research Grant, The Ohio State University, 2011
- Cratis D. Williams Honor Society, Recognizes the top 2% of all Appalachian State University graduate students and their academic achievements, Inductee, 2009-2010
- Master’s Comprehensive Exams, Appalachian State University—Distinction, 2009
- Clara Dougherty Brown Scholarship for Outstanding Public History Graduate Students, 2009-2010
- Member | Faculty Mentoring and Evaluation Committee for English Department Colleague | Spring 2019-January 2020; Stevenson University
- Chair | Faculty Mentoring and Evaluation Committee for Nursing Department Colleague | Fall 2018-January 2020; Stevenson University
- Faculty Representative | Search Committee for the Vice President of University Advancement | Fall 2017; Stevenson University
- Representative | Assessment Coordination and Training Committee | Fall 2016-January 2020; Stevenson University
- Representative | Commencement Speaker Selection Committee | Spring 2016; Stevenson University
- Faculty Representative | Policy Manual Committee | Fall 2016-January 2020; Stevenson University
- Chair | Humanities Assessment Team | Fall 2016-January 2020; Stevenson University
- Chair | University Advancement Committee | Fall 2016-January 2020; Stevenson University
- Humanities and Social Sciences Representative | Faculty Council | Fall 2016-January 2020; Stevenson University
- History Department Representative | BEE Green Committee | Fall 2015-Spring 2016; Stevenson University
- Diversity Chair | History Department Representative | Graduate Student Advisory Committee | Fall 2011-Spring; The Ohio State University
- National Council on Public History
- Association of Caribbean Historians
- American Historical Association
- Organization of American Historians
- Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
- Society for Military History
- Conference on Latin American History
- Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
- Massachusetts Historical Society
- Virginia Museum of History & Culture
- North American Society for Oceanic History
- Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association