OF NOTE: The idea that became my dissertation began on an undergraduate pilgrimage to Italy. While visiting Monte Cassino, the burial location of Saints Benedict and Scholastica, I grew fascinated by how visitors interacted with the shrine’s museum.
KNOWN FOR: Students have a chance to touch history in my classes. I bring items collected from antique stores and secondhand shops for students to examine.
WHEN NOT IN THE CLASSROOM, CAN OFTEN BE FOUND: I love visiting museums and historic sites!
POPULAR QUOTE: “Forward, always forward, everywhere forward! We must not be held back by debts, bad years, or by difficulties of the times. Man’s adversity is God’s opportunity.” – Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B.
HI 101 Western Civilization I, HI 102 Western Civilization II, HI 201 U.S. History from 1492-1877, HI 202 U.S. History Since 1877, HI 311 Introduction to Public History, HI 312 Local History, HI 316 Remember the Ladies: Women in American History, HI 389 Museum Studies, HI 460 Public History Practicum