DePaul University, 2015
Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Certificate in Assessment
Loyola University Chicago, 2015
Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy
Certificate in Online Teaching
Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, 2014
Major Field: Early Modern European History Minor Field: Modern European History
Dissertation Title: "Brandy Nan and Farmer George: Public Perceptions of Royal Health and the Demystification of English Monarchy during the Long Eighteenth Century"
University of Victoria, 2013
Digital Humanities Summer Institute
Certificate in Large Project Planning and Management
MA, University of Chicago, 2007
Major Field: Social Sciences Minor Field: Museum Studies
MA Thesis Title: "Casualty Movements of the Twelfth-Century Crusades: Observations into the Values of Medieval Military Commanders"
BA, Western Illinois University, 2006
Major: History Minor: Psychology
Honors Thesis Title: "Siege Engineers and Siege Crews, 1090-1400 CE"
Summa Cum Laude
My research interests focus on the intersection of the court, the public sphere, and ideas about the body and health in Early Modern England. Other areas of research include communication networks in the Atlantic World, British newspapers and periodicals, medieval military-sociology, medieval and early modern military history, and disease legislation in Early Modern Europe.
Dissertation of the Year in the Humanities Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2015
Robert W. McCluggage Research Paper Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2014
Graduate Student Teaching Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2014
Arthur J. Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship, Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation, 2013-2014
Advanced Doctoral Fellowship, Loyola University Chicago, 2012-2013
Pre-Doctoral Teaching Scholar, Loyola University Chicago, 2011-2012
Graduate Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago, 2007-2010
Thomas S. Morgan Memorial Scholarship, Phi Alpha Theta, 2006
“A Prince’s Privacy in Print: The Public Discussion Surrounding the Health of George III.” Paper presented at the Newberry Library Seminar on British Studies. Chicago, IL, December 11, 2015.
"Court Gossip: Medical Attendants, Political Intrigue, and the Press During the Eighteenth Century." Paper presented at the Midwest Conference on British Studies. Detroit, MI, September 24-27, 2015.
"Public Perceptions of Royal Health and the English Monarchy on the Eve of the French Revolution." Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Northern Illinois University History Graduate Student Association Conference. DeKalb, IL, November 7, 2014.
“Royal Household Servants and Physicians: Guardians and Founts of Knowledge.” Paper presented at the English Atlantic Writing Group. Chicago, IL, October 8, 2014.
"A Prince, Print, and Privacy in Eighteenth-Century England." Paper presented at the Midwest Conference on British Studies. Chicago, IL, October 11-13, 2013.
"King George III: Opposed, Indisposed, and Exposed." Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. Chicago, IL, April 20, 2013.
"Plague, Parliament, and People: Comparing the Responses of London and the Provinces to the Plague Scare of 1720-1723." Paper presented at the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies. Seattle, WA, March 11-13, 2011.
"Royal Physicians as Gatekeepers of Information: A Study of the Courts of Queen Anne and King George III." Paper presented at the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Cleveland, OH. October 8-10, 2010.
"Disease Legislation and Social Issues: The English Plague Scare in the 18th Century." Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference. April 23-24, 2010.
"Royal Physicians as Gatekeepers of Information: A Study of the Courts of Queen Anne and King George III." Paper presented at the Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies 28th Annual Graduate Student Conference. Chicago, IL, January 21-23, 2010.
"Trebuchet: A Medieval Marvel." Paper presented at the Purdue University Calumet 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference. Hammond, IN, April 21-22, 2006.
"Sociology and Siege Crews." Paper presented at the Eastern Illinois University Honors Research Day. Charleston, IL, March 18, 2006.
“Military-Sociology Research and the Testing of Medieval Siege Engines.” Paper presented at the Western Illinois University Undergraduate Research Day. Macomb, IL, April 15, 2005.