Education

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My professional training is in nonprofit management, museum administration, public history, and the digital humanities. As a historian, I specialize in late nineteenth and early twentieth century history, urban history, labor history, African-American history, the immigrant experience, and popular culture. My current research interests involve the intellectual lives of hobos, and the history of the field trip.

Loyola University Chicago, MA in Public History

Museum management, archives administration, oral history, historic preservation, digital media, urban history, cultural history

Additional work towards joint PhD in U.S. History and Public History with teaching experience

Duke University, Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit administration, bookkeeping, grant writing and grant making, outreach, human resources, nonprofit law,  and strategic planning.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts, double major in American Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies (Urban History)

Graduated with highest distinction (summa cum laude), Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Including classwork in American Studies, film, comparative literature, folklore, art history, urban history, African American history, geography, civil rights history, and anthropology

International Preservation Studies Center, Advanced certificate in Preservation of Gravestones and Cemetery Monuments