Curriculum Vitae

Education

Drew University, Madison, NJ
History and Culture, M.A. (May 2013)
Currently ABD in H&C Ph.D. program

Houghton College, Houghton, NY
B.A., History (May 2008)
Minor: Philosophy

Master’s Thesis

“The Nature Debate and British Obstetrics in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries”
Advisor: Dr. Frances Bernstein

Teaching and Research Interests

Technology and Education
History of the Body
Gender and Sexuality

Academic Experience

University at Buffalo, Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore
Visiting Instructor, World Civilizations I
(Fall 2014-Present)

  • Present lectures related to world history between approximately 3500 BCE and 1500 CE
  • Facilitate discussions surrounding assigned primary texts
  • Maintain class website and Facebook group
  • Meet with students, as needed, for review of content and academic assistance

Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ
Adjunct Lecturer, Introduction to Geography
(Spring 2013)

  • Instructed students in fundamentals of physical, cultural, and human geography
  • Evaluated students using weekly map quizzes and midterm/final exams
  • Facilitated student discussion in online forums and classroom activities
  • Obtained grant funding for class field trip to Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Dean Hopper Conference, Madison, NJ
Conference Co-Chair
(September 2012-June 2013)

  • Coordinated monthly meetings with committee chairpersons
  • Created and maintain task list for publicity, program, finance, and logistics committees
  • Formulated publicity strategy, including website and social network presence
  • Secured participants in roundtable discussion on civic engagement for closing session

Drew University, Madison, NJ
Teaching Assistant
Hist 153: History of Ancient Rome (Spring 2012)
Hist 7: Modern Europe: 1492-1789 (Fall 2011)

  • Presented two lectures per semester
  • Guided review sessions before midterm and final exams
  • Provided individual tutoring sessions for students as needed
  • Assisted course professors with grading responsibilities

United Methodist Archives and Library, Madison, NJ
Grant Project Coordinator
(June 2011-August 2011)

  • Reviewed content of records referring to the history of medical missionaries in China
  • Composed and updated finding aids for relevant records
  • Wrote introduction and history for guide to archives’ holdings on subject
  • Created web-friendly version of complete guide, including introductory materials and finding aids

Off-Campus Programs Office, Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Teaching Assistant/Resident Assistant for London Honors Program
(January 2007-May 2007)

  • Encouraged student engagement with daily readings, lectures, and discussions
  • Advised students on content and form of weekly essays
  • Compiled and edited guides to museum and gallery assignments
  • Mediated relationship between first-year students and the staff of the semester-long residence

Related Experience

Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), Singapore
Research and Advocacy Volunteer
(September 2013-Present)

  • Current work includes leading workshops on sexual education and relationships for high school and college students
  • Previously work involved participation in and research for committees on health care and sexual education

The Museum of African Culture, Portland, ME
Volunteer
(January 2010-May 2010)

  • Organized volunteer database and tracked volunteer hours
  • Published announcements of upcoming events on social networks
  • Prepared and compiled narrative portions of short-term grants

Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME Civic Engagement Coordinator, AmeriCorps*VISTA (August 2009-August 2010)

  • Collaborated with professors to continue and create service-learning classes
  • Sustained relationships with representatives of community organizations
  • Coordinated short-term volunteer opportunities for individuals and student organizations
  • Created resource library and database of community organizations for students and faculty

Ohio Humanities Council and City Year Columbus, Columbus, OH
Justice Talking Facilitator
(October 2008-June 2009)

  • Selected service-related readings for group discussion
  • Formulated discussion questions
  • Facilitated structured conversations for ten to fifteen 18-24 year olds once per month

City Year Columbus; AmeriCorps, Columbus, OH
Tutor and Program Facilitator
(August 2008-June 2009)

  • Conducted weekly tutoring sessions in math for students in urban middle school
  • Developed justice-oriented content for sixteen-week program for middle-school students
  • Led discussion and activities related to weekly themes (i.e., poverty, dis/ability, education)
  • Organized volunteer experiences at local service sites related to program themes

Publications & Works in Progress

More Perfect: Podcasts, Pop History, and Historical Thinking.” H-Podcast Podcast Footnote blog. October 20, 2016.

“The Egyptian Ruler Hatshepsut: An ambitious usurper of the throne or a strategic pharaoh preserving her dynasty and kingdom?” in Facts on File, Issues and Controversies in History, edited by Andrew Gyory. Expected publication 2017.

“Ancient Egypt – Religious Life – Religious Women” and “Ancient Rome – Family and Community Life – Midwives” for The Daily Life of Women in History, edited by: Colleen Boyett, Mildred Diane Gleason, H. Micheal Tarver. Expected publication 2018.

Grant Project

“A Guide to Materials on Western Medicine in China in the United Methodist Church Archives.”

Prepared for the General Commission on Archives and History, United Methodist Church, Madison, NJ. (Summer 2011Available online via the General Commission on Archives and History)

Conferences and Public Presentations

“Hey Prof, Is There a Crash Course For That?: Teaching World History in the Age of YouTube” (Dean Hopper Conference, Drew University, June 2015)

“Encouraging Students Prepare for Class: Strategies and Techniques to Encourage Class Participation.” Faculty workshop organized with Kevin McKelvey (Resident Director, UB/SIM programs) and Ray Monteverde (UB/SIM Faculty). (University at Buffalo, Singapore Institute of Management Undergraduate Program, March 2015)

“Searching for Cyborgs High and Low: Cyborgs in Theory and Television” (Dean Hopper Conference, Drew University, June 2014)

“Cyborgs in Theory, Popular Culture, and the Everyday” (Faculty Discussion Series, University at Buffalo, Singapore Campus, October 2013)

“British Popular Culture: Major Themes and Historiography” (Faculty Discussion Series, University at Buffalo, Singapore Campus, March 2013)

“‘You’ll Make a Stir, I Can Tell You:’ Medical Women in Britain and the Antivivisection Campaign” (Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference; University of Buffalo, April 2011)