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Ph.D. Arizona State University

History, 2009

Dissertation: "Gender, Race, and Cultural Identity in American Rodeo"

Fields: US History and Public History

MA Arizona State University

History, 2006

Thesis: "The Hidden Cowgirls: Uncovering Minority Women in American Rodeo"

Areas of Focus: US History and Public History

Graduate Certificate, ASU

Museum Studies, 2006

Completed a graduate certificate in Museum Studies in the Anthropology Program, under the direction of Dr. Peter Welsh.

Internships: El Paso History Museum (TX) and the Tempe Historical Society (AZ).

BA Colby College

Int'l Studies, 2003

Major: International Studies, emphasis: environmental development

Minors: Music and African Studies

Study Abroad: School of Oriental and African Studies, London


US History Curriculum

  • US to 1877 / US since 1877

  • Women & Gender in US History

  • Early American Republic

  • US since 1945

  • Research Seminars in US Sport History


Public History Curriculum

  • Oral History

  • Public History

  • Local History Practicum

  • Research Seminar in Family Genealogy

Teaching Philosophy

  • Combining theoretical grounding in public history with hands-on experience.

  • Embeddedness within the local community & creating academic-community partnerships.

  • Critical examination of documents and images from diverse scholars and populations.

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Image from Northwest Missouri State University

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