Daniel Davy, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of History. He specializes in the cultural and social histories of colonization and migration, with emphases on the American West and the British Empire in the Pacific. He teaches upper-level courses on the Victorian era, British Empire, American West, and American immigration. Dr. Davy holds degrees from Ave Maria University, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the University of Otago, New Zealand. His doctoral dissertation at the University of Otago, entitled “Lost Tailings: Gold Rush Societies and Cultures in Colonial Otago, New Zealand, 1861-1911”, was placed on the Division of Humanities’ List of Exceptional Ph.D. Dissertations, as among the top 10% of dissertations examined. Dr. Davy is currently converting his dissertation into a book manuscript.