For 15 years, I have worked with organizations of all sizes to make the history and humanities community a better place. I am a go-to expert in access and inclusion in public history settings and a respected editor, collaborator, and scholar. My first love is collections work, especially at small museums and historic sites. If you choose to work with me, you’ll benefit from my attention to detail and devotion to sustainable and accessible work. Since 2019, I have been on the Board of the Disability History Association. I recently joined the National Council on Public History’s Consultants’ Committee. When I’m not doing history work, I volunteer with my municipal Environmental Commission and Green Team, tend to my ever-growing native plant garden, and spend time with my cats and husband.
Before I started consulting, I worked as an editor for the National Council on Public History and directed an award-winning adult education program in historic preservation at Rutgers University-Camden. I have also worked at several museums and historic sites. I have been published in venues such as Winterthur Portfolio, Pennsylvania Legacies, New York History, Commonplace, and elsewhere, and I have been an invited panelist and speaker on disability- and accessibility-related topics as well as editing discussions for organizations ranging from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities to the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum to the American Association for State and Local History.
My awards and honors include the Rutgers-Camden Chancellor’s Award for Staff Excellence in Service and the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts Outstanding Young History Alumni award as well as numerous fellowships for my scholarship on the material culture of disability in early America. I have taught at the University of Delaware, Rowan University, and Rutgers University-Camden. I earned a BA in American Studies from Penn State as well as an MA in American Material Culture, an MA in History, and a PhD in the History of American Civilization from the University of Delaware. You can read more about my scholarly pursuits here.
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