“Building the future and keeping the past alive are one in the same thing.”
– Solid Snake (Metal Gear 2)
Master of Arts in Public History from Kent State University
Bachelor of Arts in History from Shawnee State University
Lousia Van Velsor Letters Project (2011-2012)
Transcribed the letters of Louisa Van Velsor Whitman for the Walt Whitman Project; Encoded transcriptions to be computer searchable; Researched and provided bibliographic references and supplemental information.
The Walt Whitman Project
Portage County in the Civil War (2011)
Collaborated with a group of history and journalism students and faculty to put together a full-length documentary on the role of Portage County, Ohio in the Civil War.
The ‘Sojer Boys’ of Portage County, Sojer Boys on PBS
“Reflective Representations: Tracking (Native) American Identities through TV Action & Drama”
Presented at the annual Spring Ohio Academy of History meeting, (April 8, 2011).
”The Indian that Never Was,” (2010)
Collaborated with a visual production student to create a 10 minute student documentary examining the evolution of Indian portrayals on popular television.
”Overcoming Ethnocentrism: Perspectives on the Shawnee Brothers”
Presented at 3rd-Annual Shawnee State Celebration of Scholarship, Portsmouth, OH (Apr. 17, 2008).
Peruvian Mummy Project (2008)
Collaborated with eight other classmates to create a Peruvian Mummy replica and write short history of Peruvian burial practices; Displayed in the SSU Center for the Arts.