Dr. No, as Wright State students call her, is a history professor, specializing in Early American history. She grew up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, but has lived in the US for most of her adult life. Her PhD studies at Duke University (don’t be a hater) led to the publication of her 2009 book, A Very Mutinous People: The Struggle for North Carolina, 1660-1713. In 2015, her second book, the Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South, a book on Georgia in the eighteenth century, was published. Now she has published a third: Early American Rebels: Pursuing Democracy from Maryland to Carolina. She teaches a range of courses covering Colonial America, the American Revolution and American Indian History. History students have voted her the department’s Outstanding Faculty Member three times since 2008. She won the College Outstanding Teacher award for 2017-18 and the College Outstanding Service Award for 2020-21. Dr No will be on sabbatical 2021-22 as she researches a new book on the colonial economy.
BA (Hons) History with Education, University of Ulster, 1986
MA, History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1996
PhD, History, Duke University, 2004
Check out my new book! https://www.uncpress.org/book/9781469656069/early-american-rebels/
A Very Mutinous People: The Struggle for North Carolina, 1660-1713.