As an academically trained historian and a working public history professional, I work to be an engaged listener, learner, and leader. I bring a passion for Kentucky, Kentuckians, and American history to my work and strive to pass along some of that energy to everyone I get the chance to meet along the way.

I am a historian of the American twentieth century, with a particular expertise in the Long Civil Rights Movement and Black Power eras. I earned a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Kentucky in 2013, where I honed my research, pedagogical, editorial, and presentation skills.

After a short stint as a contingent faculty member and a visiting instructor, I arrived at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). Here, I have the great fortune to pursue my endless curiosity about the lives of everyday Kentuckians and to engage contemporary scholars, history buffs, and students through our many programs.

For specifics (i.e. my cv), click here.

To contact me directly, please email me here.