PhD, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 1999 - American History
Dissertation :”Wild Yankees: Settlement, Conflict, and Localism along Pennsylvania’s Northeast Frontier, 1760-1820.”
M.A., The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 1996 - American History
B.A., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, May 1992 - History
Areas of Specialty
Early American History
HST 211: Early American History Seminar
HST 310: American Indian History
HST/MSC 327: The American Military Experience
HST/WMS 332: Witchcraft & Witch-hunting in Early Modern Europe
HST 390: History Research Methods: Witchcraft in 17th-Century New England
HST 4/516: The Invasion of America (Colonial North American History)
HST 4/517: The American Revolution
HST 4/527: Material Culture
HST 614: Early American Reading Seminar
Dr. Moyer is currently revising the book manuscript “Detestable and Wicked Arts”: New England and Witch-hunting in the English Atlantic, 1640-1670 that explores the connections between witchcraft in the Puritan colonies, early modern Europe, and the rest of England’s seventeenth-century Atlantic Empire.
The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America.Cornell University Press, 2015.
Wild Yankees: the Struggle for Independence along Pennsylvania’s Revolutionary Frontier, 1750-1820. Cornell University Press, 2007.
ARTICLES & ESSAYS
“Prosecuting a Prophet,” New York Archivist (Fall 2017).
“Protest and Rebellion.” In American Centuries: Vol. 3, the Eighteenth Century, edited
by Brendan McConville, 217-25. New York: MTM Publishing, 2011.
“‘A Dangerous Combination of Villains’: Pennsylvania’s Wild Yankees and the Social Context of Agrarian Resistance in Early America,” Pennsylvania History, 73 (Winter 2006): 37-68.
“‘Real’ Indians, ‘White’ Indians, and the Contest for the Wyoming Valley.” In Friends and Enemies in Penn’s Woods: Indians, Colonists, and the Racial Construction of Pennsylvania, edited by William A. Pencak and Daniel K. Richter, 221-37 (notes 314-18) State College, PA: Penn State University Press, 2004.
“Pennsylvania’s Yankee Invasion: Migration, Settlement and Backcountry Resistance in the Northern Susquehanna River Valley.” In Moving On: European, Atlantic and American Migration in the Age of Expansion and Settlement, 15th-20th Centuries, edited by James M. McCord and Andrew M. Schocket, 49-56. Chapel Hill, NY: The College of William and Mary and the University of North Carolina Press, 1995.