Undergraduate education at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and graduate degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Graduate supervisor: Professor James S. Donnelly, Jnr. Employed at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, since 1990. Author of The Bible War in Ireland. The "Second Reformation" and the Polarization of Protestant-Catholic Relations in Ireland, 1800-1840 (2005).