Ph.D. student in American History, Loyola University Chicago, expected 2021
MLA, Master of Liberal Arts, St. Edward's University, 2015
B.S., Computer Science / Social and Cultural History, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
I am primarily interested in American urban history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Specific areas of interest include issues of race and ethnicity, ownership and navigation of contested spaces, and the way technology shapes and impacts the urban environment.
My dissertation seeks to understand the integration of computers into the educational system from 1965 through 1999, exploring the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, and the corporations producing educational software.
2015-2020, Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago
2019, The Strong Research Fellowship, The Strong National Museum of Play
2017, Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society
2016, Outstanding Master of Liberal Arts Special Project, St. Edward's University
2015, Outstanding Master of Liberal Arts Graduate, St. Edward's University
2007, Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society
Teacher of Record, Loyola University Chicago, 2018-2019
Adjunct Professor, St. Edward's University, 2016
Teaching Assistant, Loyola University Chicago, 2015-present
Teaching Assistant, St. Edward's University, 2013-2015
“You Have Died of Dysentery: The Oregon Trail and the Rise and Fall of Educational Software,” presented at Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Fall 2019.
"Decolonizing the Archive: The May Weber Collection in a Digital World," poster presentation with Dr. Catherine Nichols at the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, Fall 2018.
"Mainframes and Microcomputers: Early Computing Technology in American Education," presented at Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Fall 2018.
Moderator for "Addressing Accessibility after Design," panel discussion at Loyola University Chicago Digital Accessibility conference, Spring 2018.
Panelist Commentator for "An Afternoon at (Virtual) Walden: A Panel Discussion with Tracy Fullerton (USC)," for the Loyola University Chicago Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Fall 2017.
"Windy City Underground: The Forgotten Freight Tunnels of the Chicago Tunnel Company," presented at Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Fall 2017.
"A Network of Air in the Windy City: Chicago's Fleeting Pneumatic Age," presented at Eighth Biennial Urban History Association Conference, Fall 2016.
"The Lynching of Henry Smith: Violence and Managed Messaging in Paris, Texas, 1893," presented at University of Michigan Graduate Conference in U.S. History, Spring 2016.
"Keeping Austin White: The Formalization of Segregation in Austin, Texas, 1900-1930." In Essays on Race, Gender, and Politics in World History, edited by Sace Elder, 183-212. Champaign: Common Ground Research Networks, 2017.
"Destory History." Digital project. Epoiesen http://dx.doi.org/10.22215/epoiesen/2017.4
Loyola Graduate Student Advisory Council, graduate student association
Loyola History Graduate Student Association, graduate student association
May Weber Ethnographic Collection, on-campus ethnographic archive
Chrysler Village History Project, community history organization
Lakefront Historian, public history blog
New Literati, student-run literary journal