C.V.

David P. Cline

Associate Professor of History and the Digital Humanities
Department of History
San Diego State University
619-594-0476
dpcline@sdsu.edu

Education
Ph.D., U.S. History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
M.A., Public History and U.S. History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2004
B.A., African Studies, Minors in Journalism and English, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, 1991

Teaching and Academic Employment

Associate Professor of History and the Digital Humanities and Core Faculty, Area of Excellence in the Digital Humanities, Department of History, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 2017-
Teach a variety of classes in United States history and the digital humanities, with a focus on 20th century social movements and religion, and teaching history with technology. Core Faculty in the Digital Humanities Area of Excellence and Faculty Advisor to the Master’s of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences program.

Assistant Professor of Public History, Department of History, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2011-2017
Director, Graduate Certificate in Public History, Department of History, Virginia Tech, 2013-2015
Taught a variety of classes in United States history, public history, and oral history, including graduate and undergraduate public history courses, historical methods, oral history, sports history, and the civil rights movement. Helped create a Graduate Certificate Program in Public History and directed the program from 2013-2015. Oversaw student internships and serve on various departmental committees. Also served as Affiliate Faculty in the Master’s Program in Material Culture and Public Humanities (Department of Religion and Culture, Virginia Tech); in the ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) Graduate Program; in Africana Studies; and in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech. Recipient of awards for teaching, diversity, and outreach.

Associate Director (Acting Director 2009-2010), Southern Oral History Program, Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008-2011
Planned and implemented oral history research projects documenting the American South, conducted background research and interviews, trained and managed fieldworkers, served as co-PI on grant projects, wrote grant proposals, publicized the program’s work, represented the program at national and international conferences, organizing lecture series and academic conferences, fostering collaborations on and off-campus, and advanced public access through creative use of technology.

Co-Director, Oral History and Oral Literature in Kenya, Burch Field Research Seminar, Honors Program, University of North Carolina and University of Nairobi, May-June, 2011
Conceived of and co-taught this honors study abroad program.

Instructor, Dept. of History, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke Univ., Durham, NC, 2007-2008
Taught Introduction to Oral History (Fall 2007) and Documentary Research Methods (Spring 2008).

Teaching Assistant, Dept. of History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2007
Teaching Assistant for History of the Vietnam War. Winner of the Peter Filene Award for Graduate Teaching.

Courses Taught
San Diego State: History of the 1960s, The Long Civil Rights Movement, Oral History, Digital Humanities
Virginia Tech: Graduate — Public History Methods and Theories, Oral History, Museum Studies; Undergraduate — Introduction to Public History, Oral History, Museums and Historic Sites, Research Methods, American Sports History
Duke University: Introduction to Oral History; Documentary Research Methods
University of North Carolina: Vietnam War (Teaching Assistant)

Publications and Presentations
Books:
From Reconciliation to Revolution: The Student Interracial Ministry, Liberal Christianity, and the Civil Rights Movement (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)

Creating Choice: A Community Responds to the Need for Abortion and Birth Control, 1961-1973 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.)

Forthcoming:

Twice Forgotten: Oral Histories from African American Veterans of the Korean War (University of North Carolina Press, 2019)

Editorial Projects:
Series Co-Editor, Studies in Oral History, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY. 2014-

Book Chapter:
“Strange Bedfellows: Surprising Allies in the Struggle Over Abortion and Birth Control in 1960s Massachusetts,” in “Wenn Die Chemie stimmt”… Gender Relations and Birth Control in the Age of the Pill (Wallstein Press, Gottingen, Germany, 2016)

Articles and Book Reviews:
Harman, R., Abrahams, T., Kulak, A., Cline, D., Serra, A., Boggs, E., Larkin, S., Rogers, J., Stant, A., Warnick, Q., & Powell, K. (2017). (Co)Constructing Public Memories: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Creating Born-Digital Oral History Archives. Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, 13(2), 123-132.

“‘If This Place Could Talk’: Using Augmented Reality to Make the Past Visible,” Aaron Johnson, David Hicks, Todd Ogle, Doug Bowman, David Cline, and Eric Ragan, Social Education, 81(2), 2017, 112-116.

Review: David Cunningham, “Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan,” Oral History Review

Review: Darryl B. Hill, “Trans Toronto: An Oral History,” Oral History Review

Review: Mark Ellis, “Race Harmony and Black Progress: Jack Woofter and the Interracial Cooperation,” History: Reviews of New Books

“CI-Spy: Designing A Mobile Augmented Reality System for Scaffolding Historical Inquiry Learning. Mixed and Augmented Reality-Media, Art, Social Science, Humanities and Design,” With Gurjot Singh, Doug

Bowman, David Hicks, Todd Ogle, Aaron Johnson, Rose Zlokas, Thomas Tucker, and Eric Ragan. ISMAR-

MASH’D, pp. 9-14. 2015 IEEE International Symposium, IEEdx.doi.org/10.1109/ISMARMASHD.2015.19.

Review: Emilye Crosby, ed. “Civil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, A National Movement,” Journal of Southern History, Vol. 78, Issue 4, November 2012, 1030.

Review: Alessandro Portelli, “They Say in Harlan County: An Oral History,” LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, Vol. 9, Issue 4, 103-104.

“Mountain Feminist: Helen Matthews Lewis, Appalachian Studies and the Long Women’s Movement,” with Jessica Wilkerson, Southern Cultures, Fall 2011, 48-65.

“I Train the People to Do Their Own Talking”: Septima Clark and Women in the Civil Rights Movement,” with Katherine Mellen Charron, Southern Cultures, Summer 2010, 31-52.

Review: Susan K. Cahn, “Sexual Reckonings: Southern Girls in a Troubling Age, ” Left History, Volume 13, No. 2, (2008).

Conferences and Workshops Organized
Co-Organizer, Teacher’s Workshop, “100 Years After World War I: Teaching The War to End All Wars,” Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, November 4, 2014

Organizing Committee Member, “Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourse,” Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society, Virginia Tech, Roanoke, Virginia, April 27-28, 2014

Co-Organizer, Teacher’s Workshop, “New Insights on the Cold War,” Moderator of Roundtable on recent developments in Cold War historiography, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, November 5, 2013

Program Committee Member, Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 9-13, 2013.

Co-Organizer, “The Long Civil Rights Movement: Histories, Politics, Memories,” University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, April 2009


Conference Papers and Sessions:

Roundtable Member, “Coming out on Campus and in the Community: Collecting LGBTQ+ Oral Histories,” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, October 15-18, 2015

“Challenges Raised by the Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Project” as part of “Collaboration and Outreach: Discovering LGBTQ+ History on Campus and in the Community,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Roanoke, Virginia, October 8-10, 2015

Chair, Organizer, and Participant, “When Public Education and Public History Meet”, part of “Using Augmented and Virtual Reality to Help Teach Middle School History,” National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, Friday, April 17, 2015.

“The ‘Emett Till Moment’ and Other Insights from the Civil Rights History Project of the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress,” Oral History Association Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, October 12, 2014.

Chair and Comment, “Women’s Lives in Changing Times,” with papers from Sweden, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and Brazil at the International Oral History Association Conference, “Power and Democracy: The Many Voices of Oral History,” Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 July, 2014.

“‘An Amazing Web’: Exploring the History of Illegal Birth Control and Abortion in the United States, 1961-1973,” Conference: “Wenn die Chemie stimmt: Geschlechterbeziehungen und Geburtenplanung im Zeitalter der Pille“ (When the Chemistry Works: Gender Relations and Birth Control in the Age of the Pill), Jena University, Jena, Germany, November 29, 2013.

Chair and Comment, “Lives of Dignity: African American Stories of Migration, Desegregation and Long Lives ” at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on October 11, 2013.

Comment, “Gender as a Tool for Social and Commercial Development,” 16th Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, April 5-6, 2013.

“Digital Publishing and the Long Civil Rights Movement,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Richmond, Virginia, October 2012

“A Crack in the Wall: Using Oral History to Examine the African American Experience During the Korean War,” International Oral History Association Conference, “The Challenges of Oral History in the 21st Century: Diversity, Inequality, and Identity Construction,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2012

Moderator and Comment, Careers in Public History Roundtable, with April Cheek-Messier, Amy Coffman, Aaron Purcell, Robert Teagle, 15th Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, April 13-14, 2012

Chair and Comment, “Black Women’s Political Activism in the 20th Century,” New Perspectives on African American History and Culture Conference, UNC-Chapel Hill, February 2011

Comment, Book Spotlight Panel: Tracy K’Meyer and Catherine Fosl’s Freedom on the Border: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky, Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2010

“Teaching the Introduction to Oral History Course,” International Oral History Association Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2010

“Planning an Oral History Project,” North Carolina Library Association Annual Meeting, Greenville, North Carolina, October 2009

“Whose Left? Using Oral History to Question Master Narratives of Social Justice Movements,” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, California, October 2007

“Drawing from Different Wells: Oral History and Liberal Christianity,” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 2006

“Creating Choice: Securing Reproductive Rights in the Pioneer Valley,” From Abortion Rights to Social Justice Annual Conference, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, April 2006

Organizer and Chair, “Public History and Public Radio,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Bethesda, Maryland, 2004

“Talking the War: Oral Histories of African-American Veterans of the Korean War,” National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, April 2003

“Reproductive Rights in the Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts,” From Abortion Rights to Social Justice Annual Conference, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, March 2003

Selected Funded Research
Bowman, D., Cline, D., Hicks, D., and Ogle, J.T. Exploring the Potential of Mobile Augmented Reality for Scaffolding Historical Inquiry Learning. National Science Foundation. [$549,038]

Cline, D. & Hall, J. (2011) Civil Rights History Project. Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Library of Congress [$225,000]

Chambers, J., Hall, J., Szary, R., Torey, K., & Cline, D. (acting PI, Phase I, proposing PI, Phase II, 2008-2012) Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation [$937,000, phase I & $500,000 renewal for phase II].

Collection Development
VT Stories, 2014-
Helped to conceive and am overseeing pilot oral history project initiative to collect 100 interviews with associates of Virginia Tech to document the university’s history in all of it diversity and complexity. Program goal is to train undergraduate students as interviewers and enable connections between current and past students and others involved in Virginia Tech. Collection will number at least 100 individual recordings and a dynamic, interactive website. Collection housed at Special Collections, Newman Library, Virginia Tech.

VT LGBTQ Oral History Project, Virginia Tech, 2015-
Worked with collaborators in Special Collections at Newman Library and with campus organizations to conceive of and create an oral history project documenting LGBTQ history at Virginia Tech. Collection currently numbers approximately 45 interviews and counting. Collection housed at Special Collections, Newman Library, Virginia Tech.

Blacksburg Oral History Project, Virginia Tech, 2011-
Created project and oversee ongoing collection of oral histories pertaining to the history of Blacksburg, Virginia. Approximately 20 interviews. Collection housed at Special Collections, Newman Library, Virginia Tech.

Christiansburg Institute Oral History Project, Virginia Tech, 2011-
Created project and oversee ongoing collection of oral histories pertaining to the history of the Christiansburg Institute, an African American school in Christiansburg, Virginia, that operated for 100 years. Approximately 20 interviews. Collection housed at Special Collections, Newman Library, Virginia Tech.

Long Women’s Movement Oral History Project, Southern Oral History Program, UNC Chapel Hill, 2008-
Helped to conceive, planned field work, and supervised interviewing for this project that built on the Long Civil Rights Movement project to focus on the “strikingly under-studied story of second-wave feminism in the South.” Current holdings in the collection number 122 recordings. Collection housed at Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Long Civil Rights Movement Oral History Project, Southern Oral History Program, UNC Chapel Hill, 2004-
Helped to plan new phases of fieldwork and supervised interviewing for this project that strives to better understand how the South has been shaped by the black and women’s liberation movements, the Vietnam War, natural disasters, and conservative politics, and which also investigates topics including race in the schools, economic and environmental racism, and black political organizing. Current holdings in the collection number over 350 recordings. Collection housed at Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Valley Women’s History Collaborative and Du Bois Library, UMass-Amherst, 2000-2006
Contributed the bulk of the interviews to a sub-collection on Reproductive Rights History in the Pioneer
Valley of Western Massachusetts. Approximately 35 interviews. Collection housed at W.E.B. Du Bois Library, UMass Amherst.

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants
Excellence in Outreach Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech 2015-2016

Nominee, Diversity Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech 2015-2016

Catalyst Faculty Fellow, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, Virginia Tech, 2016-

Virginia Tech Scholar-of-the-Week, Office of the Vice President of Research, June 29, 2015

Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities’ Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute on Advanced Challenges in Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites, Amherst, MA and Los Angeles, CA, Summer 2015 and Summer 2016

Departmental Diversity Grant recipient in support of LGBTQ History Project, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2015-2016

Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2014-2015

Dean’s Faculty Fellowship, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Spring 2014

Grant-Writing Incentive Grant, Co-PI, Virginia Tech, Spring 2014

iCat SEAD Grant, Co-PI, Virginia Tech, 2014

Visible Scholars Initiative Grant, Virginia Tech, 2013-2014

Truman Library Institute Research Grant, Independence, Missouri, 2013-2014

Niles Faculty Research Grant, Virginia Tech, Spring 2014

HGSA Faculty Excellence Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Virginia Tech, 2013

Fellow, Proposal Development Institute Program, Virginia Tech, 2012

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in the Study of Religion and Ethics, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 2008-2009 (declined in order to accept professional position)

Doris G. Quinn Dissertation Fellowship, History Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008-2009 (declined in order to accept professional position)

Peter Filene Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Teaching Assistant, History Department, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2006-2007

Archie K. Davis Dissertation Fellowship, Southern Oral History Program, UNC-Chapel Hill, Fall 2007

Nominee, Oral History Book Award, Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, California, 2007

Travel Grant, Graduate School, UNC-Chapel Hill, Fall 2007

Wallace E. Caldwell Fellowship, History Department, UNC-Chapel Hill, Spring 2007

Nominee, Public History Book Award, National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Spring 2007

Smith Graduate Research Grant, Graduate School, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2007

Southern Research Circle Grant, Center for the Study of the American South, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2007

George E. Cowry Dissertation Award, History Department, UNC-Chapel Hill, Fall 2006

Margaret Sanger Award for Work on Reproductive Health, Tapestry Health Care, Northampton, Massachusetts, April 2006

Mowry Research Grant, History Department, UNC-Chapel Hill, Summer 2006

Archie K. Davis Fellowship, History Department, UNC-Chapel Hill, Spring 2006

Mowry Research Grant, History Department, UNC-Chapel Hill, Summer 2005

Southern Research Circle Grant, Center for the Study of the American South, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2005

HRA New Professional Award, National Council on Public History, Victoria, British Columbia, April 2004

Research Travel Grant, Graduate School, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2003

Bauer-Gordon Research Fellowship, History Department, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2002

Sherman Writing Award, English Department, Macalester College, 1991

Research Projects and Fieldwork
Research Scholar and Interviewer (“Subject Matter Expert”), the Library of Congress and the Southern Oral History Program, UNC-Chapel Hill, Phase II, 2013. In Phase III of this project, see below, served as one of three project interviewers/”subject matter experts” to conduct approximately one-third of the 30 video oral histories with participants in the civil rights movement.

Co-Principal Investigator, VT Stories Oral History Project, Virginia Tech, 2015-. Co-PI on a one-year pilot project to collect oral histories of Virginia Tech students, faculty, and alumni.

Principal Investigator, Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Project, Virginia Tech, 2014-. PI on ongoing research project on Virginia Tech’s lgbtq communities.

Research Scholar and Lead Interviewer, “Civil Rights History Project,” Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program, UNC-Chapel Hill, Phase II, 2013. In Phase II of this project, see below, served as lead project interviewer, conducting approximately half of the 50 video oral histories with participants in the civil rights movement.

Co-Principal Investigator, Mobile Augmented Reality for Scaffolding Historical Inquiry Learning, Virginia Tech. This two year project, funded by the National Science Foundation at over half-a-million dollars, was an interdisciplinary collaboration between historians, education specialists, and computer scientists to develop and test a hand-held application using augmented reality to teach 5th grade history and historical skills.

Principal Investigator, “Civil Rights History Project,” Southern Oral History Program and the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture, and the Library of Congress, 2010-2011. Proposed and won a contract of $225,000 to conduct 50 original video oral histories with key figures in the civil rights movement. Oversaw creation and initial launch of project, which was ordered and funded by an act of Congress, although left employment just as the fieldwork began.

Acting Principal Investigator, “Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement,” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009-2011. Served as one of four principal investigators representing the four University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill partners in a $937,000 digital publishing initiative sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. The three-year grant supported the creation of new scholarship and new scholarly collaborations and publishing in the field of civil rights history. As principal investigator representing the Southern Oral History Program, was responsible for meeting with other principal investigators, overseeing budgets and project expenses, overseeing oral history research and digitization, and reporting to university administration.

Exhibit Researcher/Designer, “History of the James L. Love House,” Chapel Hill, NC, 2005-2007
Did all historical research, including oral histories and archival work, and designed a permanent exhibit for the renovated James Lee Love House, home of the Center for the Study of the American South, Chapel Hill, NC.

Research Assistant, Southern Oral History Program, UNC Chapel Hill, 2004-2006. Conducted research and oral history interviews for the Long Civil Rights Movement project, including multiple trips to Louisville, Kentucky, on the topics of school desegregation and economic justice. Worked on digitizing interviews from the collection, data entry, and other duties as assigned.

Researcher/Writer, Roadside Historical Markers, National Trail of Tears Association, 2005-2006
Researched and helped write text for wayside markers commemorating the Cherokee Removal from North Carolina.

Oral Historian, Valley Women’s History Collaborative, Amherst, MA, 2002-2006
Conducted original research and oral histories about the women’s movement and reproductive health in Massachusetts. Spearheaded an oral history project on pre-Roe abortion networks, published as Creating Choice. Work on the project was recognized with the Tapestry Health Margaret Sanger Award in April 2006.

Documentary Director/Producer, “A Place of Our Own: The Skinner Coffee House of Holyoke, Massachusetts,” Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, Massachusetts, 2003
Created a 20-minute historical documentary for an exhibit at the Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Oral History and Radio Documentary Intern, “Korea: The Unfinished War,” American RadioWorks, Minnesota Public Radio, 2002-2003. Worked as a graduate student intern interviewer for American RadioWorks, the documentary division of National Public Radio, researching the desegregation of the armed forces and exploring the POW experience. Worked independently, conducting over two dozen interviews in Massachusetts, Texas, and California.

Historian/Guide, Historic Deerfield, Inc., Deerfield, Massachusetts, 2002. Planned and conducted the first tours of Native American history at Historic Deerfield, a collection of house museums and material culture artifacts in Western Massachusetts. Planned and scripted the tour, created exhibits and brochures, and guided tours through the summer and fall.

Invited Lectures, Workshops, and Book Readings
“‘I’m Sorry, But She Wants to Talk About Her Sex Life’: Wanderings in the Worlds of Feminist and Queer Oral History,” Featured Speaker, Research Dinner, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, November 5, 2015.

“Strange Bedfellows: Surprising Allies in the Pre-Roe Fight for Birth Control and Abortion Access,” Through Feminist Eyes Lecture Series, Women’s and Gender Studies Program and The Women’s Center, Virginia Tech, October 21, 2015.

“Faith Has its Limits: Struggles Within the Struggle for Social Justice,” Moderator of panel session for the symposium, “Organizing Across the Boundaries: Strategies and Coalitions in the Struggles for Civil Rights and Social Justice,” Library of Congress, September 25, 2014.

“’The Long Black Freedom Struggle’: African American Soldiers in World War I and Korea,” “Many Paths to Freedom: Looking Back, Looking Ahead at the Long Civil Rights Movement” series, Library of Congress, March 18, 2014

“Documenting the Freedom Struggle in Southwest Georgia,” Served as Moderator for a discussion with filmmaker Glen Pearcy as part of the “Many Paths to Freedom: Looking Back, Looking Ahead at the Long Civil Rights Movement” series, Library of Congress, February 27, 2014

“Fifty Years of Civil Rights in America: Advancing Diversity at VT,” Roundtable Participant, Virginia Tech, January 14, 2014

Teacher’s Workshop, “New Insights on the Cold War,” Moderator of Roundtable on recent developments in Cold War historiography, Blacksburg, VA, November 5, 2013

Long Civil Rights Movement Teacher Workshop, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, February 21, 2013

Shawsville Public Library, Shawsville, VA, July 2012

Public History Lecture Series, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, February 2012

Booker T. Washington Teacher Workshop, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, November 8, 2011

Visiting Scholar, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, May 1-3, 2011

Gilder Lehrman American History Summer Seminar for Teachers, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, July 2010

Crossroads to Freedom Summer Civil Rights Institute, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, June 2010

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 2010, October 2010, April 2010, November 2009, February 2009, February 2006, October 2005, October 2004

American Origins Teaching Fellows Workshop, Halifax, Virginia, September 2009

Duke University, February 2009; October 2008; October, 2006; January 2006

Weiss Fellows Workshop, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, September 2008

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, September 2008

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, April 2006

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, April 2006

Virginia Tech Doctoral Committees
Ren Harman, “Educating LGBTQ Students and Youth in Rural Appalachia,” Committee Member, Program in Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, Virginia Tech, degree expected 2016.

Taulby Edmondson, “Memories of the Lost Cause: The Civil War in American Memory,” Co-Chair, ASPECT Program (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought), Virginia Tech, degree expected 2016.

Dana Cochran, “Visible Women: Reframing the Story of Coal Field Development in Bramwell, West Virginia,” Committee Member, ASPECT Program (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought), Virginia Tech, degree expected 2016.

Jordan Hill, “Realms of ‘Remembered Violence’: The Emergent Commemoration of Citizen Slaughter in the
United States at the Turn of the 21st Century,” Committee Member, ASPECT Program (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought), Virginia Tech, 2014. Nominated for Outstanding Dissertation Award in ASPECT.


Virginia Tech Master’s Degree Committees

Carmen Bolt, “’Dammed’ in You Don’t: The Palmertown Tragedy of 1924 in Collective Memory,” Chair, Department of History, Virginia Tech, degree expected May 2016.

Claire Gogan, “Folk Revivals, Jewish Identity, and Neo-Klezmer, 1970-1985,” Co-Chair, Department of History, Virginia Tech, degree expected May 2016.

Thomas Seabrook, “The Cause ‘tho Lost, Still Just: Confederate Memorialization in Virginia, 1914-1921,” Department of History, Virginia Tech, degree expected May 2015. Awarded Outstanding Graduate Student in Master’s Program by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2015.

Rosemary Zlokas, “Consuming Beauty: The Impact of Prescriptive Beauty Literature on College Women, 1940-1950,” Department of History, Virginia Tech, 2015.

Laura Keith, “Messengers, Medics, Sentries, and Agents: Dogs in World War I,” Department of History, Virginia Tech, 2015.

Amanda Lilly, “The Angel in the Courtroom: Gender, the New Woman, and the Murder Trial of Adelaide Bartlett,” Department of History, Virginia Tech, 2015.

Jennifer Hare, “Landscape Architecture and Public History: Reimagining the Power of Place,” Department of Landscape Architecture, degree expected December 2016.

Alison Hight, “Faeries, Faith, and Folk Culture in Post-Enlightenment Scotland,” Co-Chair, Department of History, Virginia Tech, May 2014. Awarded Outstanding Graduate Student in Master’s Program by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, April 2014. Awarded Outstanding Thesis Award, Department of History, April 2015.

Alison Vick, “German Priser-Taking in the First World War: The Evolution of Human Rights from 1914-1929,” Department of History, Virginia Tech, May 2013. Awarded Outstanding Thesis Award, Department of History, March 2014.

Stephen O’Hara, “‘The Verdict of History,’ How Reconstruction-Era Conceptions of Patriotism and Presidents Influenced the Development of Presidential Memory, 1865-1883,” Department of History, Virginia Tech, May 2012.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Master’s Degree Committees
Phil Daquila, “The Improvisers: Exploring Improv in the Everyday,” School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MA, 2009.

Virginia Tech Undergraduate Honors Theses Directed
Rebecca Midour, “Selling the Marshall Plan,” Virginia Tech, BA, 2012.

Other Professional Experience
Director of Publicity and Public Relations, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1999-2003

Managing Editor, Transitions Abroad Publishing/Transitions Abroad magazine, Amherst, MA, 1997-99

Director of Publicity, Department of Theatre, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1995-1997

Newspaper Reporter, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1995

Freelance Book Reviewer, Kirkus, Booklist, and others, approx. 100 reviews from 1991-1997

Director of Development/Program Manager, The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1992-95

Publicist, New Rivers Press, Minneapolis, MN, 1991-93


Memberships and Activities

American Historical Association, Member

Harrison Museum of African American History and Culture, Roanoke, VA, Advisory Board Member, 2013-

International Oral History Association, Member

National Council on Public History, Member, Membership Committee, 2011-

Oral History Association, Chair, Publications Committee, 2011-

Organization of American Historians, Member, American Historical Association, 2008-

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