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Campus, Community & Beyond!



As the Assistant Director of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at West Virginia University, I work closely with our graduate teaching assistants, develop and maintain curricula, advise undergraduate students, and conduct program assessment among other responsibilities.

I recently co-created a brand-new Bachelor of Science program in Gender Inclusive Health and Communities. We developed a curriculum that aims to prepare students to be agents of change in their communities. 


 I am an elected member of the WVU Faculty Senate. Through the Senate, I also serve on the Libraries Committee and the General Education Foundations Committee. I am honored responsibility to represent the faculty in WGST and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. 


I also work collaboratively with students and faculty across a range of academic units. I have served on MA and PhD committees for graduate students in History and English. 

In 2021, I was appointed by the Governor of West Virginia to serve on a commission to develop a women's suffrage memorial at the state capital in Charleston.

I have extensive experience with campus, community, and departmental leadership. Please see my CV for more details!


Courses Taught 


  • Feminist Histories and Practices

  • Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 

  • Early American History Survey

  • Modern American History Survey

  • Cultural Pluralism in the United States

  • African American History

Upper Division

  • Sexuality in American Culture (Online Course)

  • Capstone Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies

  • Men and Masculinities

  • American Slavery and the Slave Trade

  • Images and Realities of Gender (co-taught with Dr. Leslie Dorrough Smith, Associate Professor of Religious Studies)​

  • Sex and Sexuality in America

  • Historical Research

  • Revolutionary America to 1815

  • American Women’s History

  • History Senior Thesis

  • American Frontiers

  • Revolutionary America to 1815

  • American Empires

  • Race, Sex, and Gender in the Americas, 1400-1800

  • Latin America Before Independence

  • Frontiers in American Culture (Online Course)


  • Bodies in History and Culture 

  • Teaching Practicum

  • Independent Study in Sexuality in American Culture 

  • Scholarship and Professional Development

Sample Syllabi and Assignments
Bodies in History and Culture Graduate Seminar 
     Conference Assignment
Feminist Histories and Practices
     Research Project
History of Sex and Sexuality in America

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