Curriculum Vitae



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  

Teaching Experience

May 2017- present Adjunct Instructor; Cuyahoga Community College 

Cleveland, Ohio

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

Clarksville, Tennessee


Teaching and Research Interests

Modern American History   

Women’s History

History of Medicine  

Medical Anthropology

Medical Consumerism   

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 

"Premature Birth and the Right to Grieve"

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

Awards and Grants

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

and 2015

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