I hold a MA in History from Baylor University and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration and Law and a Ph.D in History both from the University of North Texas. I teach a variety of courses including American History survey to upper level courses focusing on the late 19th and early 20th centuries. My research interests include the Great Depression and New Deal, New South, Gilded Age, Progressive Era and Labor history. I want my students to think of history as not solely an impressive recitation of names and dates, but rather a long interwoven tale of complex social, cultural, and political forces. I live in Denton, Texas with my husband and two children.
Selected Publication Highlights:
Review of Southern Women in the Progressive Era: A Reader. Edited by Giselle Roberts and Melissa Walker. The Journal of Southern History - upcoming fall 2019.
"Uncle Sam: Schoolmaster - The WPA Nursery schools in Dallas, Texas". University of North Texas Portal to Texas History. In Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas &North Central Texas. Vol. 30 No. 2 Fall 2018.
Review of Anti-Black Violence in Twentieth Century Texas. Edited by Bruce A. Glarud (2015). Texas A&M University Press. In Southwestern Historical Quarterly. October 2016, vol. 120. No 2.
The History of the University of North Texas College of Business, 1990-2015. Denton: University of North Texas Press. (Fall 2015).
Selected Awards and Recent Accomplishment Highlights:
2017 CLEAR Fellow in the Teaching Excellence Team
Nominated for the 2017 'Fessor Graham Award