CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY Cleveland, Ohio
PhD, History 17 August 2020
AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITY Charles Town, West Virginia
MA, History, with Honors 15 August 2010
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO Chico, California
BA, Middle Eastern Studies and Religious Studies 15 May 2007
Minor: Religious Studies
Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
History Department, May 2023-current
University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
Department of History, Fall 2022
California State University, East Bay, Department of Public Health
Hayward, California, Adjunct Lecturer, August 2020-May 2022
Cuyahoga Community College, College of Liberal Arts, Cleveland, OH
Adjunct Instructor, May 2017-January 2020
Notre Dame College, Department of History, South Euclid, OH
Adjunct Instructor, June 2015-present
Austin Peay State University, Department of History and Philosophy, Clarksville, TN
Adjunct Instructor, August 2010-May 2016
US History to 1865 (APSU)
US History Since 1865 (APSU)
Themes in US History (NDC)
Intro to Medical Humanities (CSU-EB)
Plagues, People, and Populations (CSU-EB)
Homelessness, Urban Poverty, and Health (CSU-EB)
LGBTQ Health (CSU-EB)
First Year Seminar (APSU, Tri-C)
Introduction to Women's Studies (Tri-C)
History of Health and Medicine in the US (UMASS)
World History (Wilson)
Refereed Journal Articles:
“Controlling the Uterus: Labor Inducing Drugs in American Childbirth, 1900-1970,” History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals, January 2023.
“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.
"With Roe Gone, Women Could Lose More than Abortion Rights," The Washington Post, June 27, 2022.
“Abortion and Whispered Networks of Botanical Knowledge,” Chacruna Institute. January 2021.
“Ergot and the First Roots of the FDA,” POINTS: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society (24 September 2019).
"Premature Birth and the Right to Grieve" Nursing Clio (1 October 2015).
Review: The Mama Sherpas, by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, Perceptions of Pregnancy Network (21 September 2015).
Review of Testosterone: an unauthorized biography, by Rebecca M. Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis. Harvard University Press, 2019. (Fall 2020)
Review of Leaving a Legacy: Lessons from the Writings of Daniel Drake, by Philip M. Diller. University of Cincinnati Press, 2019. Ohio History (Fall 2020).
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 47, No. 1 (November 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).
2022: “History of American Childbirth,” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute,
California State University, East Bay. March 2022.
2020: "Pharmaceuticals and American Childbirth, 1900-1970," Department of Women and Gender Studies, Colloquium, Texas A&M, November.
2020: “Natural Childbirth and Patient Autonomy,” Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds, Program for Bioethics, University of Kentucky, November.
2020: “Labor Inducing Pharmaceuticals and the Nature of Natural Childbirth,” Research Ethics Lecture Series, Program for Bioethics, University of Kentucky, November.
ACADEMIC CONFERENCES and PRESENTATIONS
2022: "Hormones and Health," American Institute of the History of Pharmacy. April.
2019 “Why One Childbirth Drug Was Natural and Another Was Not,” Case Western Reserve University, Baker Nord Center for the Humanities. October 15, 2019.
2019 “Pushing Too Hard: Oxytocin in the History of American Childbirth; 1900-1950,” 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, April 25-28. Columbus, Ohio.
2019 “Preparing to Push: Natural Childbirth in the United States, 1930-1979,” on the panel “What Comes Naturally”: Motherhood in North America, 1850–Present. 133rd Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 4-7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [Organizer]
2019 “Pushing Too Hard: Oxytocin in the History of American Childbirth; 1900-1950,” on the panel, The Costs of Motherhood: Capitalism and Reproduction in the United States, 1900 to the Present, 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 3-6. Chicago, Illinois. [Organizer]
2018 “The Fungus that Changed American Childbirth: Maternal Mortality and the Ergot Controversy, 1927-1932,” the Biennial Conference for The Society for the History of Social Medicine, Liverpool, UK. July.
2018 “The Fungus that Changed American Childbirth: Maternal Mortality and The Ergot Controversy, 1927-1932,” Cleveland Humanities Festival symposium, “Beyond Empathy: Critical Perspectives in Medical Humanities.” 2018.
2017 “Recommended by Dr. Mom: Feminist Health Activism’s Influence on the
DE-medicalization of Childbirth in the United States, 1950 to Present,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, June 1.
2016 “The Case for Western Reserve: Medical Education in the Midwest, 1900-1920,” Case Western Reserve University, History Associates Fellowship talk.
2015 “Lamaze as a Consumer Movement: 1960-1980.” History of Women’s Health, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April.
2012 “Beyond the Classroom: Enriching Community Partnerships to Promote Student Success,” Provost Lecture Series, Austin Peay State University, October 11.
2019 American Institute of the History of Pharmacy PhD Thesis Support Grant
2019 Baker Nord Center for the Humanities Graduate Affiliate, CWRU
2019 Baker Nord Center for the Humanities Graduate Research Award, CWRU
2019 American Association for the History of Medicine Travel Grant
2019 Organization of American Historians Travel Grant
2019 School of Graduate Studies Travel Award
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, 2015 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
2020-2022: Social media coordinator for POINTS Blog (the joint blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society and American Institute of the History of Pharmacy)
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