August 2013-present PhD (candidate)
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio (In progress)
Dissertation Advisor: Jonathan Sadowsky
August 2010 MA American Military University; American History
May 2007 BA California State University, Chico
Major: Middle East Studies
Minor: Religious Studies
May 2017- present Adjunct Instructor; Cuyahoga Community College
June 2015 -present Adjunct Instructor; Notre Dame College
Department of History
South Euclid, Ohio
August 2010- May 2016 Adjunct Instructor;
Austin Peay State University, Department of History and Philosophy
Modern American History
History of Medicine
History of Reproduction
"The Case For Western Reserve: Medical Education Reform in the Midwest, 1900-1920," Ohio History 126, no. 1 (2019): 72-88.
"Premature Birth and Neglected Maternal Mental Health." Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 7, no. 3 (2017): 208-210.
Review of Alice Paul: Equality for Women, by Christin Luardini. The History Teacher 47, No. 2 (August 2014).
Review of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History, by Michael L. Gillette. The History Teacher 47, No. 2 (February 2014).
Review of The Writing and Ratification of the U.S. Constitution, by John R. Vile. The History Teacher. The History Teacher 47, No. 1 (November 2013)
Editor, Faces of Valor: Veterans of Montgomery County, Jostens. July 2013.
Review of Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power Since World War II, by Elizabeth H. Powers. The History Teacher 46, No. 3 (May 2013).
Review:The Mama Sherpas, by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein
for the Perceptions of Pregnancy Network, 21 September 2015
Nursing Clio, 1 October 2015.
Buying and Selling Labor: Childbirth in the United States, 1930-1979, on the panel, The Costs of Motherhood: Neo-liberalism and Reproduction in the United States, 1900-present, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 2019.
Preparing to Push: Natural Childbirth in the United States, 1930-1979, on the panel, “What comes Naturally”: Motherhood in North America, 1850-present, Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 2019.
Pushing Too Hard: Oxytocin in the History of American Childbirth; 1900-1950, American Association for the History of Medicine, April 2019.
The Fungus that Changed American Childbirth: Maternal Mortality and the Ergot Controversy, 1927-1932. The Society for the History of Social Medicine, biennial conference, Liverpool, England, July 2018.
The Fungus that Changed American Childbirth: Maternal Mortality and The Ergot Controversy, 1927-1932, Cleveland Humanities Festival symposium, “Beyond Empathy- Critical Perspective in Medical Humanities.” March 2018.
“Recommended by Dr. Mom: Feminist Health Activism’s Influence on the DE-medicalization of Childbirth in the United States, 1950 to Present.” On panel “The Right to Birth Well – The Changing Landscape of Feminist Health Advocacy and Pregnancy in the Twentieth Century,” at The Berkshires Conference, June 1, 2017.
“The Case for Western Reserve: Medical Education in the Midwest, 1900-1920.” October
2015. Case Western Reserve University, History Associates Fellowship talk.
“Lamaze as a Consumer Movement: 1960-1980.” History of Women’s Health, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 2015.
“Beyond the Classroom: Enriching Community Partnerships to Promote Student Success” Lecture, Provost Lecture Series, Austin Peay State University, October 11, 2012.106291689
2019 American Institute of the History of Pharmacy PhD Thesis Support Grant
2019 American Association for the History of Medicine Travel Grant
2019 Organization of American Historians Travel Grant
2019 American Historical Association Council Annual Meeting Travel Grant
2019 NSF travel grant for the AAHM
2018 Society for the Social History of Medicine Graduate Student Bursary
2018 Carl W. Ubbelohde Prize for best Teaching Assistant in the last year
2018, 2017, History Associates Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University
2017 Travel Grant, Department of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University
2017 Medical Humanities and Social Medicine Summer Research Grant; Department of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University