Her approach to history emphasizes the human consequences of the events, themes, and issues that compose U.S. history.
History is my passion, and I consider myself privileged to spend my life engaged in teaching and research. My approach to history emphasizes the human consequences of the events, themes, and issues that compose United States history. I enjoy working with students in a wide variety of courses, including those in my own area of expertise, women's and cultural history in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. In each course, I strive to engage students in both the subject at hand and in the process of historical inquiry. My goal is to awaken students' curiosity in history and to help develop their critical thinking skills as they conduct research, evaluate documents and assertions, and construct their own arguments in oral and written form.
- Ph.D.,University of California, Berkeley, 2000
- M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
- B.A., Occidental College, 1991
Awards and Honors
- Faculty Travel Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Seton Hall University, 2004-2005
- Eugene Irving McCormac Graduate Scholarship, 1997-1998
- Phi Beta Kappa, 1991
Grants and Fellowships
- Margaret Byrne Fellowship, 1996-1997
- Humanities Graduate Research Grant, 1996
- Heller Grant-in-Aid Fund, 1996
- Margaret Byrne Fellowship, 1995-1996