David completed his doctoral work in Early Modern British and European History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he continued as an Honorary Fellow in its Department of History. After teaching elsewhere within the University of Wisconsin System and at the University of California, Riverside, he was a Marie Curie / International Junior Research Fellow at Durham University (U.K.) in the Department of Theology and Religion. He has been a Research Fellow institutions like The University of Warwick (U.K.) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), as well as at research archives like The Huntington Library, Newberry Library, Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. As of September 2014, he has taken the position of Assistant Professor (i.e. Lecturer) of Early Modern British History at The University of Nottingham (U.K.).
His teaching interests span from early Christianity to modern Europe, with primary
concentrations on English and German history and religious conflict during the early modern period. David’s present research investigates the religious and political relations between Elizabethan England and the Protestants of the Holy Roman Empire and Denmark.
While at the University of Nottingham
At Nottingham David resumes teaching early modern British and European history, but he also contributes to core first-year courses/modules like Learning History. During his first academic year (2014-15), his teaching is limited to leading seminars in Learning History and occasional lectures for other undergraduate options, though his Special Subject (Overseas Exploration, European Diplomacy, and the Rise of Tudor England) is running for the first time. He is also supervising under- and postgraduate dissertations on various aspects of British and European history. In addition to these teaching duties, David's research will continue to plow ahead on Anglo-German diplomacy, intellectual networks, and other allied topics.
While at Durham University
During David's fellowship at Durham, his time was spent almost entirely on research and writing, so you won't see any new teaching materials here. If you'd like to see a recent example of his research on Queen Elizabeth I and her previously unknown Lutheran tutor, click here (a link to the full article in The English Historical Review is at the end of the BBC feature). For details on his recently published book, Anglo-German Relations and the Protestant Cause, see the details posted by the publisher.
To get a sense of the collegiate life at Durham, David is currently a tutor for St. Chad's College, where he is enjoying his pastoral role with a lively group second-year students from a wide geography spanning from nearby Newcastle and York to Shrewsbury, London, and even Norway!