Professor of History
Advisor, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center
Texas Tech University





Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem [honorific order, bestowed by Vatican City]:  Knight Commander with star 2013-; Knight Commander, 2008-13; Knight, 2003-08.

Section Director for Normandy, for the Sources Hagiographiques de la Gaule initiative, a project of the German Institute in Paris directed by Martin Heinzelmann, 1995-.

Interim Director, TTU Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2017-2018.

President, Texas Medieval Association, 2017-2018, 2007-08.

Co-Director, TTU Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2011-2017.

On-Line Panelist for NEH Summer Stipends Program, 2006-10.

Chairperson, Board of Advisors,  H-Catholic Discussion Network, H-Net List, 2004-06; member of the Board of Advisors, 1999-2006.

Advisor for the Texas Tech University 2002 Vatican Exhibition, 1999-2002.

Reader and Examination Contributor, Advanced Placement European History Exam, Educational Testing Service, 1995-2011.

Chair, John Gilmary Shea Book Prize Committee of the American Catholic Historical Association, 1996; member, 1994-96.

Founding Member, Member, De Re Militari, 1992-

Founding  Member, Hagiography Society, 1990-.

Founding Member, Texas Medieval Association, 1988-.

Life Member, American Historical Association, 1985-.

Member, American Association of University Professors, Texas Tech Chapter,1984-.

Member, Charles Homer Haskins Society, 1982-.

Member, Catholic Historical Association, 1982-.

Life Member, Medieval Academy of America, 1979-.

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