About Me

I am invested in developing new methods for producing and circulating educational materials that are accessible to a range of audiences.

Broadly trained in the humanities ā€” including art history, languages, and music ā€” my expertise is in the interpretation and dissemination of humanities collections and research in museums, in print, and on the web.

As a Research Associate and an ACLS Public Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, I am developing exhibitions, public programming, web sites, and scholarly books for the National Museum of American History.

I also have been part of several collaborative and innovative digital history projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Most recently I led the PressForward research and development project in scholarly communications as Co-Principal Investigator and Research Assistant Professor. In addition to developing the PressForward plugin to facilitate the aggregation, curation, and dissemination of scholarship, I edited two experimental publications: Digital Humanities Now and the Journal of Digital Humanities.

In addition to product development and project management, I have taught in college classrooms, museum galleries, and public venues.

At Indiana University I studied music performance and earned a BA in History and Latin. My PhD is in American Studies from George Washington University, where I researched immigration history, visual culture, and public understandings of the past. View a full CV.