George Mason University, 2019 (anticipated)
Ph.D. Candidate, History
Major Field: U.S. History
Minor Fields: Slavery in the Atlantic World, Digital History: Theory and Practice
George Mason University, 2016
M.A., U.S. History
University of Texas at Austin, 2013
Academic and Research Experience
Graduate Research Assistant, Education Division, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Summer 2015 and May 2016 – Present.
Graduate Research Assistant, Historic Preservation and Collections Department, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, January 2016 – May 2016.
Historical Database Intern, Mount Vernon Slavery Database, Historic Preservation and Collections Department, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, August 2014 – January 2016.
Publications and Digital Humanities Projects
“Digital Storytelling: Presenting History in New Ways,” Blog post with Andrew Salamone, National Trust for Historic Preservation Forum Blog, November 1, 2017.
“Social Network of the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon, 1754-1799,” Data visualization created for the “Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon” exhibit at Mount Vernon, October 2016.
“Finding Kate” Digital story of an enslaved midwife on Mount Vernon, December 2014.
Presentations, Conference Activity, and Campus Talks
“Eagle Eye Citizen: Title TBA,” Panel session, American Federation of Teachers Share My Lesson Virtual Conference, March 15, 2018.
“Eagle Eye Citizen: Online Engagement with Civics,” Middle State Council for the Social Studies Conference, Tysons Corner, VA, March 2-3, 2018.
“Eagle Eye Citizen: Exploring Civics, History, and Primary Sources,” SOURCES Annual Conference, ￼University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, January 27, 2018.
“Digital Storytelling: Communicating Academic Research Beyond the Classroom,” with Dr. Kelly Schrum, Beth Dalbec, and Matt Boyce, Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, Fairfax, VA, September 22, 2017.
“Eagle Eye Citizen: Interactive Engagement with Civics and History,” Poster session, International Society for Technology in Education conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 28, 2017.
“Digital Pedagogy,” GMU PhD Colloquium presentation with Dr. Kelly Schrum and Andrew Salamone, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, April 3, 2017.
“Eagle Eye Citizen: Teaching Civics and History Using Primary Sources,” Breakout session with Jessica Kilday, National Council for History Education conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 31, 2017.
“Interpreting Slavery in Eighteenth-Century Virginia,” Docent training talk, Gunston Hall, Lorton, Virginia, October 20, 2016.
“Teaching Graduate Students to Code,” contributor to poster session with Dr. Lincoln Mullen, Peter Carr Jones, Jannelle Legg, Anne Ladyem McDivitt, Dr. George D. Oberle III, and Amanda Regan, January 2015, American Historical Association conference, New York.
“Finding Kate: A Digital Story,” video presentation for George Mason University and Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media: Graduate Student Digital Projects, Fairfax, December 8, 2014.
Teaching Assistant, Hidden in Plain Sight, Online Teacher Recertification Course, Dr. Kelly Schrum, GMU, January 2017-April 2017.
Graduate Research Assistant, Grafitti Houses: The Civil War from the Perspective of Individual Soldiers, George Mason University, June and July 2016.
Teaching Assistant, History 100: Western Civilization, Dr. Christopher Elzey, GMU, August 2015 – December 2015.
Teaching Assistant, History 121: Formation of the American Republic, Dr. Ted McCord, GMU, August 2014 – May 2015.
Teaching Assistant, History 122: Making of Modern America, Dr. Ted McCord, GMU, August 2014 – May 2015.
Teaching Assistant, History 100: Western Civilization, Dr. Susan Schulze, GMU, August 2013 – May 2014.
Honors and Awards
Cosmos Scholars Award, Cosmos Club Foundation, 2018.
Archie K. Davis Fellowship for Dissertation Research, North Caroliniana Society, 2017-2018.
Louise and Rudolf Fishel New Media Fellowship, George Mason University, Summer 2017.
Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association 500 Sustained Service Hours Award, May 2016.