Current Workplaces

2008  - Present

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Department of History: Professor and Chair (2020-present)

2018  - Present

Central United Methodist Church of Florence, SC

Director of Children's Choirs


2023  - 2024 (in progress)

Graduate Certificate in Learning, Technology, and Design; The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2001  - 2008

M.A. and Ph.D. in History; The University of Virginia

1997  - 2001

B.A. with Honors in History, minor in Music; The Pennsylvania State University

Certifications and Professional Development


Certificate of Online Teaching Excellence, UNC Pembroke Office of Online Learning


Museums: Humanities in the Public Sphere, National Endowment for the Humanities


Certified Teacher of Young Singers, Choristers Guild Institute


BRIDGES Academic Leadership for Women, UNC System

Doing Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities

Grants and Awards

2022  - 2024

American Council of Learned Societies Digital Extension Grant, Co-PI


Teaching Enhancement Grant for Course-Based Undergraduate Research, University of North Carolina at Pembroke Teaching & Learning Center

2016  - 2017

Blumenthal Foundation for the Arts, grants for Songs & Stories Concert Series

2010  &  2016

North Carolina Humanities Council, grants for public programming


Honorable Mention, Wiley-Silver Prize, Civil War Research Center at the University of Mississippi


John L. Nau III Graduate Fellowship, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, University of Virginia