B.M. Southern Methodist University
M.A. Rice University
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
19th Century American Social Thought, the Darwinian Revolution, Critical Bible Scholarship in America
“William Dwight Whitney and the Social Dimension of Lexical Diffusion,” Historiographia Linguistica 37: 3 (2010): 321-340.
"Separated at Birth: The Interlinked Origins of Darwin's Unconscious Selection Concept and the Application of Sexual Selection to Race," in Journal of the History of Biology, 40 (Summer 2007): 231-258.
"Race, Language, and Mental Evolution in Darwin's Descent of Man," in Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 43:3 (Summer 2007): 239-255.
William Dwight Whitney and the Science of Language (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005).
Darwinism and the Linguistic Image: Language, Race, and Natural Theology in the Nineteenth Century (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1999).