I am a transplant from Mobile, Alabama and work as the Digital Archivist at MSU Library. My research interests focus on women’s history, religious history, captivity narratives, 18th century Anglo-Indian relations, and the Scots-Irish.
PhD student, Mississippi State University (2018-present)
Master of Library and Information Science, Kent State University (2016)
M.A. History, University of Nebraska (2014)
B.A. Paralegal Studies, University of Southern Mississippi (1987)
June 1, 2019-Present Assistant Professor, Digital Archivist, Coordinator of Digital Preservation and Access Unit
2018 Assistant Professor, Manuscripts Librarian
2017 Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Office of Thesis and Dissertation Format Review
January, 2020: Commentator for panel “Institutional Ambivalence: ‘Liberal’ Religious Feminist Reform in Late Twentieth, Early Twenty-First Century United States” for American Society of Church History Annual Conference, New York, NY.
September, 2019: Repercussions of the Married Women's Property Act: A review of 19th century American notarial oaths designed to protect women from their husbands. Presentation for UNTAMED Women and the Law Symposium, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA.
April, 2019 The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library. Presentation for American College of Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Conference (David Nolen, Co-Presenter).
April, 2019 The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library. Presentation for Society of Mississippi Archivists Annual Meeting.
April, 2019 Chronicling the Mississippi Women’s Suffrage Movement through the Local Press; Poster Presentation for Society of Mississippi Archivists Annual Meeting.
February, 2019 Biography of Alma Dorsey Birdsall, for Online Biographical Dictionary, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Binghamton University, New York.
October, 2018 Digital Humanities Dissertations: A New Model for PhD Scholarship. Presentation for Digitorium Conference, University of Alabama.
October, 2018 The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library. Presentation for