D. Phil. (modern history), University of Oxford (1991)
J. D., University of Virginia (1979)
A. M., Harvard University (1975)
B. A., with honors and distinction, Rhodes College (1973)
Professor (2004- ), Associate Professor (1996-2004), (Assistant Professor 1991-96) (Chair, Faculty of History, 1999- ), Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (1995-97 )
Associate Dean, British Studies at Oxford, St. John's College, Oxford, England (Summer 1999) (Tutor, "Churchill: A Study of the Life and Times of Winston Churchill" and "The Politics and Economics of Nineteenth-Century Empire," summer 1997), (Tudor, "The Politics and Economics of Nineteenth-Century Empire," summer 1993)
partner, Allen, Cabe & Lester, Little Rock, Arkansas (1980-88)
Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Arkansas (1979-80)
lecturer (full time), Rhodes College (1975-76)
Fellow, Royal Historical Society
Omicron Delta Kappa Excellence in Teaching Award, Birmingham-Southern College, 1995
Interfraternity Council Faculty Service Award, Birmingham-Southern College, 1993
Pulaski County, Arkansas Bar Association "Lawyer of the Year" Award, 1980
Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes College
Departmental honors, Rhodes College
Victorian Insolvency: Bankruptcy, Imprisonment for Debt, and Company Winding-up in Nineteenth Century England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
"Robert Henley Eden, second Baron Henley (1789-1841)," New Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Basil Montagu (1770-1851)," New Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
"The Employers' Liability/Workmen's Compensation Debate of the 1890s Revisited." The Historical Journal 44, 2 (2001): 471-95.
"Lord Randolph Churchill.” Reader's Guide to British History. (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001).
"H. H. Asquith," Reader's Guide to British History. (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001).
Book review: Ron Harris. Industrializing English Law: Entrepreneurship and Business Organization, 1720-1844. American Historical Review 109 (April 2004): 610-11.
Book review: Christine Clark. The British Malting Industry Since 1830. American Historical Review 105 (February 2000): 281-2.
Book review: Andrew Marrison. British Business and Protection 1903-1932. 30 Albion (Spring 1998): 172-3.
President, Volunteer Organization for Central Arkansas Legal Services, 1980-81, Chairman of the Board, Arkansas Interest of Lawyer's Trust Accounts Corporation, 1988
Board, Episcopal Campus Ministries, 1997-
American Historical Association
North American Conference on British Studies
Southern Conference on British Studies
Fellow, Arkansas Bar Foundation