- 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
- History of Witchcraft & Witch-Hunting
- HST 211: Early American History Seminar
- HST 309: The Revolutionary War
- HST 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 4/514: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis
- HST 4/516: The Invasion of America (Colonial North American History)
- HST 4/527: Material Culture
- HST 614: Early American Reading Seminar
Dr. Moyer’s has recently published “Detestable and Wicked Arts”: New England and Witch-hunting in the English Atlantic, 1640-1670” (Cornell, 2020) and “Diabolical Duos: Witch Spouses in Early New England,” in Early American Studies 20 (Summer 2022): 371-406. Currently, he is in the process of writing The Execution of Ira Stout: A Story of Murder and Justice in Antebellum Rochester, New York.
- SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Detestable and Wicked Arts: New England and Witchcraft in the Early Modern Atlantic World. Cornell University Press, 2020.
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
- “Diabolical Duos: Witch Spouses in Early New England,” Early American Studies 20 (Summer 2022): 371-406.
- “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.
- “Diabolical Duos: Husband-Wife Witch Couples in Early New England,” The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2019.
- “New England and Witch-hunting in the English Atlantic,” National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, April 2019.
- March 2017, “Sarah Osborn & Female Spiritual Authority in Early America,” Society of Early Americanists, Tulsa, OK.
- July 2014. “Domestic Order and Spiritual Authority in the Society of Universal Friends.” SHEAR Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
- January 2011. “‘Keeping up the Indian Yell’: the Intercultural Context of Agrarian Violence.” AHA Conference, Boston, MA.
- July 2010. “The Friend and Friends: Contextualizing the Intersection of Religion and and Gender in the Early Republic.” SHEAR conference, Rochester, NY.
- April 2009. “The Society of Universal Friends: Religion &; Gender in Revolutionary America.” National University of Ireland at Maynooth.
- March 2009. “Revisiting the Public Universal Friend.” UNWHO Conference, Geneva, NY.
- June 2007. “The Household Politics of Agrarian Resistance.” OIEAHC/SEA Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
- January 2001. “‘Being duly sworn, doth depose and say”: The Wyoming Controversy and the Problems of Historical Narrative.” AHA Conference, Boston, MA.
- November 1999. “The Wyoming Dispute and the Pennamite-Yankee Wars.” Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
- February 1995. “Pennsylvania’s Yankee Invasion: Migration, Settlement and Backcountry Resistance in the Northern Susquehanna River Valley.” EU/USA Intensive Conference/Workshop, Williamsburg, VA.