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2017     Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, SUNY Oswego



2017    Ph.D., History, University of Rochester
Dissertation Title: Discovering Science for Women: The Life of Ellen Swallow Richards, 1842-1911
Advisor: Thomas Slaughter, Arthur R. Miller Professor of History, University of Rochester

2014    Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Susan B. Anthony Institute, University of Rochester

2010    B.S., Environmental Management and Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology

2006    B.A., History and English Literature and Creative Writing, Binghamton University, State University of New York


Peer-Reviewed Publications

“Military Physician Edward Bright Vedder’s Efforts to Legitimize Healing and Harming Using Western Just War Theory, 1899-1949,” Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar Vol. 4, No. 7 (June 2015): 7-22.

“Ethnic traditions and alcohol,” “Gender and alcohol reform,” and “Women’s Temperance Crusade, 1874” in Scott C. Martin, ed., The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives (SAGE Press, 2015): 531-37, 592-96, 1440-43.


Book Reviews

 Review of Never Done: A History of Women’s Work in Media Production by Erin Hill in Women’s Studies in Communication, forthcoming.

Review of Fanny Seward: A Life by Trudy Krisher in New York History Journal, 97.2 (Spring 2016): 232-234.

Review of Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages by Andrew F. Smith in Graduate Journal of Food Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 2015): 69-71.

Review of Cholera in Detroit: A History by Richard Adler in Michigan Historical Review, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Fall 2014): 115-116.


Fellowships & Grants

2017                NHPRC-Mellon Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives Planning Grants Program, Massachusetts Historical Society, “A 21st-Century Digital Platform for 19th-Century Analog Content” cooperative member for “Ellen Swallow Richards Digital Archive”

2017                SUNY Oswego Technology Initiative Project (TIP) Grant

2017                SUNY Oswego Early Start Program Grant

2016                History of Science Society Travel Grant

2014-2016       Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Digital Humanities, University of


2013                Mining History Association Research Grant

2012-2015       Susan B. Anthony Institute Research Grant, University of Rochester


Awards & Honors

2017                Susan B. Anthony Institute Award for Best Dissertation

2017                Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, Association for Documentary Editing

2015-2018       Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship, University of Victoria

2014                Donald Marks “Dexter Perkins” Prize, University of Rochester


Presentations & Conferences

 2018              After the Digital Revolution Workshop, “Leveraging Digital Archive Experience for Employment and Future Project Implementation”

2017              Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities: “The Porosity of Public and Private in Ellen Richards’s Home Economics”

2017              Western New York Regional Library Council: “Libraries, Learning and Collaboration in the Digital Humanities”

2016              History of Science Society: “Experimenting in Public: Ellen Richards and ‘Right Living’ through Science, 1880-1900

2015              Upstate New York Women’s History Organization: “The Seward Family Papers: Digitizing a Family History”

2015              American Society for Literature and the Environment: “Watch Your Fracking Language: Rhetoric and Discourse in New York’s Hydrofracking Debate”

2015              Association for Documentary Editing: “Frances Seward’s Civil War”

2015              Women’s History in the Digital World: “Digital History and Women of the Seward Family – A Case Study”

2014              Mining History Association Conference: “‘We Were Wild Over the Beautiful Minerals’: Coeducation and Gender at MIT’s Summer Mining Trip to Nova Scotia, 1879,”


Invited Talks & Guest Lectures

2016                “Cultures of Collaboration,” Panelist, Carlson Library, University of Rochester

2016               “The Digital Sewards,” public workshop at Seward House Museum

2014                “Beginning Life as an Experiment: Ellen Richards and Vassar College,” Albion Tourgee Seminar in American Cultural History


Public Engagement & Curatorial Experience

2017                “Votes For Women!” Reading Discussion Group Leader at Rochester Public Library

2016                Seward Digital Archive Media Blitz: “Lives in Letters,” Rochester Review, April 2016 78.4; “Digitizing the Past, Archiving the Future,” Tower Talk, University of Rochester, January, 2016; “UR’s Seward Archive is Now Online,” The City Newspaper, Rochester, NY, April 6, 2016; “Letters Open a Window into 19th-century Family LifeResearch Connections, University of Rochester, January 23, 2015

2016                Exhibit Contributor to “Home, Politics, and Travel: The Seward Family’s Early Years,” Department of Rare Books and Special Collections of Rochester

2015              WXXI Radio Interview: Connections with Evan Dawson, “Digitizing the Seward Letters”

2013-14           Exhibit Contributor to “Research Methods in the Classroom” for HIS 158, Dinner and Drinks, A History of Food and Beverage in America, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester


Teaching Experience

 Assistant Professor, SUNY Oswego

Integrated Media Design/Writing, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Integrated Media Theory and Design, Fall 2017
International Perspectives on Women, Fall 2017
Technology and Culture, Spring 2018

 Instructor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Digital History, Spring 2017
History of America’s National Parks, Spring 2017
Dinner and Drinks: History of Food & Beverage in America, Fall 2016

Instructor, University of Rochester
Introduction to Digital Media Studies, Fall 2016

Feminism, Gender and Health, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

Seward Family’s Civil War, (Co-taught with Thomas Slaughter), Fall 2014

Sustainable Societies: Humans and the Natural World, Summer 2014

Dinner and Drinks: History of Food and Beverage in America, Summer 2013

Alcohol’s Role in American History, Fall 2012-Spring 2014

Scientific Controversies, Spring 2014


Digital Portfolio

– The Ellen Swallow Richards Digital Archive – website forthcoming

Principal Investigator, 2016-present

– Seward Family Digital Archive, University of Rochester –

Project Manager (2015-2017) & Transcription, Annotation and Editing Manager (2014-2015)

– Social Life at RIT, Rochester Institute of Technology –

Faculty Adviser (Spring 2017)

– Reenvisioning Japan, University of Rochester –

Website Redesign Team Member (Fall 2015 & Spring 2016)