Department and Professional Service
President, Hagley Working Group, 2017-present
I organize and oversee events, meetings, and workshops of scholars in the Hagley Program for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Co-Organizer of Hagley Scholar Symposium, 2017-present
I am part of a planning committee of graduate students organizing a symposium for April 2018 at the Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware.
History Department Workshop Co-Coordinator, 2017-present
For the 2017-2018 academic year, I am a member of the committee responsible for inviting historians from outside institutions to present their latest projects to faculty, students, and the public of the UD history community.
National History Day Judge, “Taking a Stand in History,” 2017
I was part of a three-member group that judged state-level NHD exhibit entries of high school juniors and seniors from Delaware. The two top ranked entries moved to the national level competition in College Park, Maryland.
Museum and Public History Experience
Stewart Fellowship Intern at the Delaware Historical Society, Summer 2017
I worked in the manuscript collections at the Delaware Historical Society, inventorying a portion of their holdings into a new database. The project was part of a larger goal of the research library staff to fully understand the scope of their paper-based collections. In my time at the DHS, I was able to craft a list of potential research topics from the collections; I also gained a special understanding of the Arden, Arden-Stephens, Lewis Black, and Daniels Collections.
SWAT Collections Care Volunteer, Winter 2017
SWAT is an eight day service learning project organized by the Museum Studies Program at UD, under the direction of Dr. Kasey Grier. This year, SWAT traveled to Elkton, Maryland, to assist the Historical Society of Cecil County with collections care and management. In particular, this project involved handling and creating inventories for the textile collection at the historical society. More can be read about that experience here and here.
Sustaining Places Website Redevelopment Team, Fall 2016
I had the pleasure of working with a team of graduate students at UD to redesign Sustaining Places, a resource for small museums and historic sites coordinated by Museum Studies at UD and the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places. Our updates included a new layout, up-to-date information regarding digital presence, administration, and educational outreach, as well as a new feature, Small Museum of the Month. Follow this link to see my writing on the History Hunters Program and an interview with Hillary Mohaupt from the Chemical Heritage Foundation about social media.