I'm a professor of history at Ohio State. Over the years I've received three teaching prizes, including the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the university's highest distinction of that kind. I enjoy teaching, so I'm very proud to have received such recognition.
I've written two books: _And Keep Moving On: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864_; and _The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865_, which won the Lincoln Prize in 1996. I have co-written or co-edited five other books and wrote the Civil War chapters for the military history textbook now in use at West Point.
Since December 2003 I have maintained a blog (web log) devoted to military history as an academic field. It received the 2005 Cliopatria Award for Best Individual Blog.