List of publications (CV)


2002-present: McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA)
  • Professor of History, Tenured (2012-present)
  • Department Head (2007-present)

  • 2002: Ph.D. in History (Ohio University)
  • 1999: M.A. in History (Ohio University)
  • 1994: B.A. in Political Science (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, a.k.a. Sciences Po Paris)


  • “Nation Building in Haiti,” in Sally Paine, ed., Nation Building, State Building, and Economic Development: Case Studies and Comparisons (New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2010), 153-166.
  • “Europe and the World,” in Peter Wilson, ed., A Companion to Eighteenth Century Europe (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, forthcoming 2008).
  • “Caribbean Genocide: Racial War in Haiti, 1802-1804” in Dirk Moses, ed., Colonialism and Genocide (Oxford: Routledge, 2006), 42-65.
  • “The Bush Administration before September 11th,” in Yone Sugita, ed., Bush wo Saiten Suru [Evaluation of Bush’s Policies] (Tokyo: Aki Shobo, April 2004), 20-52.
  • Toussaint Louverture as a Planter,” French Colonial History Society Conference (New Orleans, LA, 30 May – 2 June 2012).
  •  “Isaac Sasportas, Toussaint Louverture, and Jamaica’s Failed Slave Uprising of 1799,”  Association of Caribbean Historians (Curacao, 13-18 May 2012).
  •  “The Memoir(s) of Toussaint Louverture,” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era (Baton Rouge, LA, 23-25 February 2012).
  •  “Emancipation in One Country: Haitian Leaders’ Views on Exporting the Haitian Slave Revolt,” Black Resistance Symposium (Tulane University, 13-15 October 2011).
  •  “The French Cultural Heritage in Independent Haiti,” The Francophone World and the Anglo World: Empires of Culture, c. 1700-2000 (National University of Ireland, Galway, 8-10 June 2011).
  •  “French Refugees from Saint-Domingue in New Orleans,” New Orleans Scottish Rite History and Research Symposium (New Orleans, 1-4 June 2011).
  • “Mass Deportations of Caribbean Rebels from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Saint-Domingue in 1802,” Association of Caribbean Historians (Puerto Rico, 16-20 May 2011).
  • “Jean-Jacques Dessalines’s Role in the Capture of Toussaint Louverture and Other Haitian Revolutionaries,” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era (Tallahassee, FL, 3-5 March 2011).
  • "The Relevance of Atlantic History to the Study of Louisiana and the First French Colonial Empire," Louisiana Historical Association (Lafayette, LA, 26 March 2010).
  • “Toussaint Louverture and the Failure of the French Plans for a Slave Uprising in Jamaica,” Caribbean section of the American Historical Association (New York, NY, 2-5 January 2009).
  • “The Ugly Duckling: The French Navy and the Saint-Domingue Expedition, 1801-1803,” Sixth International Napoleonic Congress (Ajaccio, Corsica, 7-11 July 2008).
  • “Teaching World History,” Louisiana Historical Association (Lafayette, LA, 15 March 2008).
  • “Would France Have Restored Slavery if it Had Won the Haitian Revolution? Saint-Domingue and the Emancipation Issue,” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era (Huntsville, AL, 1 March 2008).
  • “Toussaint Louverture’s Secret Diplomacy with the United States and Great Britain, 1798-1802,” Louisiana Historical Association (Alexandria, LA, 23 March 2007).
  • “Birth of a Nation: Creating the Principles of Haitian Nationhood from the Ashes of Saint-Domingue, 1803-1804,” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era (Arlington, VA, 2 March 2007).
  • “Love in the Time of Malaria: Women in the Haitian Revolution,” Louisiana Historical Association (Lafayette, LA, 24 March 2006).
  • “The 1804 Massacre of Haiti’s White Population,” Southwestern Historical Association (New Orleans, LA, 25 March 2005).
  • “Rêves d’Empire: French Plans of Expeditions in the Southern U.S. and the Caribbean, 1789-1815,” Louisiana Historical Association (Lafayette, LA, 16 March 2005).
  • “Liberté, Egalité, Esclavage: French Revolutionary Ideals and the Leclerc Expedition to St. Domingue,” French Colonial History Association (Washington, DC, 7-8 May 2004).
  • “Haiti’s Contribution to the Early American Republic,” Southwestern Historical Association (Corpus Christi, TX, 19 March 2004).
  • “Did Haiti Save the U.S.? Leclerc’s Expedition to Haiti and the Louisiana Purchase,” Consortium on Revolutionary Europe (University of Louisiana in Lafayette, 21 February 2003).
  • “Cultural Encounters and Foreign Policy: The U.S. Intervention in Haiti,” Paul Lucas Conference in History (Indiana University, 6 April 2002).
  • “Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy: The 1994 U.S. Intervention in Haiti.” MALAS Conference (Cleveland State University, 18-20 October 2001).
  • “The American Character as a Source of U.S. Foreign Policy,” Cold War Conference (U. of California in Santa Barbara, 21-22 May 1999).