About

PROFESSIONAL WORK & SERVICE

Public Historian & Co-Founder, Omnia History, 2017 present

Executive Director, Urban History Association, 2020 present

Member, National Council on Public History Board-Led Subcommittee on Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, 2019 – present

Editor, Urban History Newsletter, Urban History Association, 2017 – 2020

Steering Committee Member, Gender Equity in Museums Movement, 2019

Chair, Emerging History Professionals Affinity Community, American Association for State and Local History, 2015 – 2017

Board Member, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Chicago, IL, 2014 – 2016 

Executive Director, South End Historical Society, Boston, MA, 2009 – 2013

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, U.S. History and Public History, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 2020

  • Dissertation: “Mobilizing the Past: Local History and Community Action in Modern Metropolitan Chicago,” Patricia Mooney-Melvin (chair), Elizabeth Fraterrigo, Elliott Gorn

Master of Arts, History, Simmons College, Boston, MA, January 2013
Thesis: “Urban Renewal and Local History in Two Boston Neighborhoods”

Bachelor of Arts, History and Archaeology, Boston University, Boston, MA, May 2008

Anglo-American Project Archaeology Field School in Pompeii, Italy, through University of Bradford, Bradford, UK, Summer 2005

TEACHING

Instructor, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • United States History 1865 to the Present
  • Western Civilization 1500 to the Present, with “Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791” Reacting to the Past component
  • Western Civilization 1500 to the Present

Discussion Section Leader, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • American Pluralism
  • Western Civilization 1500 to the Present

Teaching Assistant, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Slavery and Abolition in the U.S.: Then and Now
  • Western Civilization to 1500
WORKSHOPS & CERTIFICATIONS

Online Teaching Course, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, Loyola University Chicago, Spring 2018

Teaching Effectiveness Pedagogy Seminar, Loyola University Chicago, 2016 – 2017

Oral History Certificate Workshop, Baylor University Institute for Oral History, Summer 2011

AWARDS & HONORS
  • 2019 President’s Medallion, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2018 – 2020 Career Diversity Fellowship, the American Historical Association and Loyola University Chicago
  • 2018 – 2019 Arthur J. Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship, Loyola University Chicago (declined)
  • 2018 – 2019 Teaching Scholars Fellowship, Loyola University Chicago (declined)
  • 2013 – 2018 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago
  • Spring 2018 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting Graduate Student Travel Award
  • Summer 2017 King V. Hostick Scholarship, Illinois State Historical Society and Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
  • 2016 Regent’s Award, Loyola University Chicago
  • Inducted 2015 Alpha Sigma Nu, the Honor Society of Jesuit Institutions of Higher Education
  • Inducted 2014 Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society