Bachelor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1991. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, University Cincinnati, 1998.
Assistant professor Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, 1998—2004, associate professor history, since 2004, division chair social science, since 2005, director Medieval studies, since 2002.
Member of American Catholic History Association, Medieval Academy American, American History Association, Phi Alpha Theta.
Married Jeffrey Allan VanDenBerg, September 6, 1992. Children: Avery Grace VanDenBerg, Evelyn Rose VanDenBerg.