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, Forthcoming.
"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. (Upcoming)
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. (Upcoming)
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
AHA Council Annual Meeting Travel Grant, 2019
History Associates Fellowship; Case Western Reserve University, 2015, 2017, 2018
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, 2017