"Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy" by Joseph Kip Kosek (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009). Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice (forthcoming).
"More Than a Farmer's Wife: Voices of American Farm Women, 1910-1960" by Amy Matteson Lauters (Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 2009). American Studies Journal (forthcoming).
"A New Heartland: Women, Modernity and the Agrarian Ideal in America" by Janet Galligani Casey (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009). American Studies Journal (forthcoming).
"Acts of Consceicne: World War II, Mental Institutions and Religious Objectors" by Steven J. Taylor (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2009). Mennonite Quarterly Review (forthcoming).
"Revusing War, Affirming Peace: A History of Civilian Public Service Camp #21 at Cascade Locks" by Jeffrey Kovac (Corvallis, Ore.: Oregon State University Press, 2009). Oregon Historical Quarterly (forthcoming).
"The Search for Negotiated Peace: Women Activism and Citizen Diplomacy in World War I" by David S. Patterson (New York: Routledge, 2008). Peace and Change (forthcoming).
"Diaspora in the Countryside: Two Mennonite Communities and Mid-twentieth-century Rural Disjuncture" by Royden Lowen (Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 2006). Nova Religio (forthcoming).
"A School on the Prairie: A Centennial History of Hesston College, 1909-2009" by John E. Sharp (Scottsdale, Pa.: Herald Press). Mennonite Weekly Review February 2010.
"You Never Gave Me a Name: One Mennonite Woman's Story" by Katie Funk Wiebe (Telford, Pa.: Cascadia Publisying 2009). Mennonite Weekly Review Nov. 20, 2009.
"In Harm's Way: A History of Christian Peacemaker Teams" by Kathleen Kern (Eugene, Ore.: Cascade Books, 2009). Mennonite Weekly Review, March 23, 2009.
"Mennonite Women in Canada: A History" by Marlene Epp (Manitoba, Canada: University of Manitoba Press, 2008). Journal of Mennonite Studies 27 (2009): 273-75.
"The Great Starvation Experiment by Todd Tucker " (New York: Free Press, 2006). Mennonite Weekly Review, Dec. 22, 2008.Seven Steps to End War by Steven Ratzlaff (Bloomington, Ind.: Xlibris, 2008). Mennonite Weekly Review, Sept. 11, 2008.
Coordinator, National History Day, Kansas, District 3
Judge, John Horsch Mennonite History Essay Contest
"New Directions in Civilian Public Service Research," Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kan., May 2010
Book discussion series panelist, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, April 2010
"When is War Just?" Topeka Center for Peace and Justice International Remedy Series, Topeka, July 2009
"When is War Just?" (panelist), Topeka Center for Peace and Justice and Washburn School of Law, July 2009
"Contrasting the Current Economic Crisis with the Great Depression," Washburn Student Roundtable, March 2009
"Public history in 20th Century America" (panel chairwoman), Conference on Faith and History, Bluffton (Ohio) University, Sept. 2008
"The 1950s and 1960s," Tabor Mennonite Church centennial observance, Newton, Kan., August 2008
Kansas Humanities Council participation
"Kansans Remember World War II," Friends of Shawnee Town, Shawnee, Kan., May 2010; Doniphan County Historical Society, Wathena, Kan., and Aldersgate Village, Topeka, November 2009; and Glasco (Kan.) Community Foundation and Chanute (Kan.) PUblic Library, September 2009 (Kansas Humanities Scholar, Journey Stories Speakers Bureau, Remembering World War II)
"The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton" (discussion leader), Talk about Literature Program, Eureka (Kan.) Public Library, April 2010
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" (discussion leader), Talk about Literature Program, Tonganoxie (Kan.) Public Library, December 2009 and Atchison (Kan.) Public Library, March 2010
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" (discussion leader), Talk about Literature Program, Newton (Kan.) Public Library, March 2010 and Lakeview Retirement Center, Lenexa, Kan., September 2009
Coordinator, National History Day, Kansas District 3
Humanities scholar, Talk about Literature Program, Kansas Humanities Council
Kansas humanities scholar, Journey Stories Speakers Bureau, in conjunction with traveling Smithsonian exhibit "Remembering World War II"