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Receiving the Darden Award at Graduation

Receiving the Darden Award at Graduation

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, May 2014
Major in History, Minor in Mathematics
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

GPA: 4.0 — Colgate W. Darden, Jr., Award for Scholastic Achievement

 

EXPERIENCE

University of Mary Washington: Program Associate, May 2016 – Present

  • COPLACDigital Program Associate
    • Provide administrative support to the Mellon Grant Principal Investigators
    • Assist in the planning, outreach, and execution of the 2016 COPLACDigital June Convening
    • Coordinate the planning, outreach, and execution of three workshops at the University of Mary Washington for COPLACDigital faculty pairs
    • Develop and maintain coplacdigital.org
    • Create and administer subdomains for each COPLACDigital course
      • Install and administer WordPress Multisite network in each of these subdomains
    • Serve as a technical support contact for COPLACDigital faculty and technologists
    • Assist faculty and co-PIs with student recruitment and retention
  • Assistant to the Digital History Reviews Contributing Editor, Journal of American History
    • Evaluate digital history projects and identify suitable reviewers
    • Edit digital history project reviews
    • Identify digital history tools and resources
  • Assistant to the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Director and the Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation (SAPTTI)
    • Office management and communication
    • Website creation and management using WordPress (QEP siteITCC site, FSEM site, FYE site)
    • Budget management and procurement
    • Develop learning modules in areas of research, writing, and speaking—written and digital content creation
    • Assist with required assessment activities: compiling data and editing reports
    • Assist with the planning, outreach, and execution of workshops

University of Mary Washington: Administrative Assistant, August 2014 – May 2016

  • Provided administrative support to the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Director and the Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation (SAPTTI)
    • Office management and communication
    • Website creation and management using WordPress (QEP siteITCC site, FSEM site, FYE site)
    • Budget management and procurement
    • Developed learning modules in areas of research, writing, and speaking—written and digital content creation
    • Assisted with required assessment activities: compiling data and editing reports
    • Assisted with the planning, outreach, and execution of workshops
    • Edited reports and digital project reviews; evaluated and/or located reviewers digital history projects; created bibliographies of digital history resources
  • Provided some Canvas support for First-Year Seminar professors

Papers of James Monroe: Transcriptionist, January 2012 – June 2016

  • Transcribed over 1,000 documents written to and by James Monroe
  • Created a partial key for the Barlow cypher
  • Traveled to organizations and obtained digital/photocopies of manuscripts
  • Assisted with planning and outreach for the James Monroe Life & Legacy Symposium (2013)

Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges: Program Associate, January 2016 – May 2016

  • Served as technical support, particularly with WordPress, for COPLAC-sponsored distance digital liberal arts courses
  • Architected coplacdigital.org domains
  • Assisted with planning, outreach, and execution of digital humanities workshops
  • Organizational duties and communication

Archives of American Art: Independent Contractor (Digital Operations Specialist), September 2015 – April 2016

  • Searched collections and documented the physical box and folder location of over 6,750 digitized items in order to link to finding aids
  • Compiled error and usability reports for Collection Information Systems, finding aids, item records, and archival collections

National Museum of American History: James Lollar Hagan Intern, September 2014 – March 2015

  • Created NMAH’s Women in World War I online exhibit in custom-built Object Group Management Tool (OGMT)
    • Surveyed NMAH and other Smithsonian collections for related objects
    • Compiled list of over 800 items relevant to project
    • Created and updated object records in CMS (Mimsy XG) for multiple divisions
    • Coordinated with DAMS, EDAN, Registrar, and Collections Processing divisions to prepare objects for the web and public accessibility
    • Performed media and textual content preparation for publication on NMAH website by creating and copy editing textual content and obtaining media:
      • Wrote web descriptions for each object, including background information and research on related topics, and cited sources; Updated Mimsy XG records; Designated preferred web media for each object and assisted with digitization of objects
      • Researched and wrote 19 sections for the object group (12 historical content, 7 resources) with digital media and cited sources
  • Accessioned a collection of 21 textiles and related materials: French WWI stitchery
  • Assisted with digitization of archival materials related to the Colonial Dames Collection
    • Located and identified women’s WWI uniforms and related materials
  • Wrote 3 blog posts for NMAH: “How did animals (even slugs) serve in WWI?” (November 14, 2014), “Embroidery under fire” (March 5, 2015), and “At home and ‘Over There’: Women in World War I object group” (January 4, 2016)
My online exhibit about women in WWI

My online exhibit about women in WWI

Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges: Project Coordinator, October 2014 – May 2015

  • Assisted with COPLAC-sponsored Century America distance learning digital history course
    • Assisted Drs. Pearson and McClurken with teaching the course
    • Served as technical support for the students regarding digital platforms and tools
    • Advised students on research process and digital project creation
  • Assisted with planning, outreach, and execution of COPLAC’s distance mentoring digital humanities workshop

Smithsonian Institution Archives: Archives Division Intern, June – August 2014

  • Item-level cataloging in custom-built SQL CMS
    • Documented the physical box and folder location of digitized archival materials; created or modified item records
    • Catalogued over 300 architectural drawings and over 75 A/V assets
  • Assisted reference archivists with answering patron queries, pulling materials, and reference work
Postcard Exhibit

My SIA Postcard Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives: Institutional History Division Intern, May – August 2013

Historic Kenmore: Archives Volunteer, September 2012 – December 2013

  • Inventoried, cataloged, and rehoused over 300 manuscripts for the Henry Howell Lewis Papers
  • Inventoried the research papers of historian Paula S. Felder
  • Inventoried collections; Set up exhibitions

Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia: Intern, May 2012 – August 2012

  • Digitized, organized, and updated collections and accessions records in CMS
  • Researched Marian Anderson gowns for the Black History Museum and the Smithsonian
  • Researched other objects in BHM collections

Virginia Historical Society: Web Resources Intern, May 2012 – August 2012

  • Close-captioned educational videos produced by the VHS

Historical Research and Technology Class: Student, September 2008 – June 2010

  • Transcribed World War II letters, World War II veteran interviews, and United States census records
  • Created digital content for the Longendyke letter collection: transcribed and organized the letters, coded the webpage, captioned each letter, and wrote textual content for collection’s webpage
  • Created digital media for class site It Took A War


RESEARCH

National Museum of American History, Armed Forces History Division: September 2014 – March 2015
Supervisor: Margaret Vining

  • Researched women’s roles in WWI (military, paramilitary, volunteer, home front, etc.)
  • Researched and wrote object histories and historical context
  • Products:Women in WWI online exhibit and 3 blog posts (see above)

University of Mary Washington, Department of History and American Studies: Spring 2014 Semester
Supervisor: Dr. Claudine Ferrell

  • Conducted a cultural analysis of the first 6 seasons of M*A*S*H to better understand the social forces influencing the creation, evolution, and content of the show
  • Wrote a 45-page final research paper and presented for 10 minutes at the History and American Studies departmental symposium

Product: “The Korean War in the 1960s and 1970s: A Cultural Analysis of the First Six Seasons of M*A*S*H”
Abstract: This paper studies the first six seasons of the hit television show M*A*S*H (1972–1983) and examines how the sociocultural climate of the 1960s and 1970s in America influenced the show’s portrayal of the Korean War and how, in turn, the show reflects those cultural influences.  This study focuses on the influence of the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, the Cold War, second-wave feminism, and the gay and sexual liberation movements.  It argues that each of these movements and events had a profound influence upon M*A*S*H, which is evident in its portrayal of the Korean War as a conflict infused with attitudes and issues of the sixties and seventies.  Ultimately, M*A*S*H provides an illuminating window through which to view the two dynamic, complex decades.

  • Awards:
    • Excellence in History 485: Historical Research
    • Joseph C. Vance Award for Excellence in Historical Research 2013–2014
    • Departmental Honors
UMW Century America Website

UMW Century America Website

Supervisor: Dr. Jeffrey McClurken and Dr. Ellen Holmes Pearson (UNCA)

  • Researched (with 3 other students) the WWI homefront experience of UMW and Fredericksburg: surveyed, digitized, and used local archival resources
  • Created a complex and engaging academic website to showcase our research and communicate our findings to the local community and general public
  • Presented at the History and American Studies departmental symposium
  • Presented at the 2014 Annual COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges) Conference in Durango, CO, and the Council on Undergraduate Research Conference 2014 in Washington, DC

Products:
Century America: The State Normal School and Fredericksburg, VA, 1914-1919 and Century America: Campus, Community, and the Great War digital history projects; Adventures in Digital History and Exploring Digital History blogs

 

University of Mary Washington, Department of History and American Studies: Fall 2013 Semester
Supervisor: Dr. Will Mackintosh

  • Researched American consumption of geographical information from 1790-1860 through WorldCat: pulled information on over 375 geographical guidebooks
  • Compiled information into a spreadsheet and created graphs, charts, and word clouds from data
  • Presented for 15 minutes at the History Department’s April 2014 “Talking History” Lecture

Smithsonian Institution Archives: May 2013 – August 2013
Supervisors: Pamela Henson and Courtney Bellizzi

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia: July 2012
Supervisor: Ms. Mary Lauderdale

  • Researched the history of Marian Anderson concert gowns in BHM collections
  • Researched Marian Anderson concert gown in the Smithsonian’s collections: history and origin

University of Mary Washington, Department of History and American Studies: Fall 2011 Semester
Supervisor: Dr. Claudine Ferrell

  • Researched African American soldiers’ experiences in World War II and how these experiences influenced their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Product: “The Road to the Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and Experiences Abroad in World War II”
  • Award: Excellence in History 299, awarded by the Department of History

Historical Research and Technology, Clover Hill High School: September 2008 – June 2009
Supervisor: Mr. James Triesler

  • Compiled a personal family genealogy: “Tams Family Census”
  • Compiled a community analysis and history of the Greenwood Pottery in Trenton, NJ in 1900
  • Product: “A Community Analysis of Trenton, NJ in 1900”
  • Award: Bobby Chandler Student Research Award, awarded by the Virginia Historical Society


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & WORKSHOPS

  • Co-led the Instructional Technologist track at the COPLACDigital June Convening, June 9–11, 2016, Asheville, NC
  • Assisted Jeffrey McClurken’s Digital Humanities Workshop at UNC Asheville, June 6–7, 2016, Asheville, NC
  • Century America project presented at the Association of American Colleges & Universities Conference, January 22, 2015, Washington, DC
  • Century America project presented at the Council on Undergraduate Research Conference 2014, June 29, 2014, Washington, DC
  • Century America project presented at the 2014 Annual COPLAC Conference, June 20, 2014, Durango, CO
  • “James Monroe’s Dueling Pistols,” presented at the James Monroe: Life and Legacy symposium, October 19, 2013, Fredericksburg, VA

HONORS

Colgate W. Darden, Jr., Award for Scholastic Achievement: Awarded May 10, 2014
President’s List: All Semesters
Departmental Honors in History
Joseph C. Vance Award for Excellence in Historical Research: 2013 – 2014
Phi Alpha Theta Award for Highest Academic Attainment among Graduating History Majors
Almont Lindsey Award for High Academic Achievement and Exemplary Service: 2013 – 2014
Excellence in History 485: Historical Research: Spring 2014
Teagle Foundation Scholar: Spring 2014
UMW 2013 Writing Contest Winner: 2013 Academic Year
Department Representative, History: 2013 – 2014
Phi Beta Kappa: Inducted Spring 2013
Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society: Inducted Spring 2013
Phi Alpha Theta: History Honor Society: Secretary, President: Inducted Spring 2012
Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society: Inducted Spring 2012
Excellence in History 299: Introduction to the Study of History: Fall 2011
Bobby Chandler Student Research Award: 2008 – 2009 School Year

 

DIGITAL TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES

MimsyXG
Past Perfect V
Horizon 7.5
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access (2003)
Superior Typist
WordPress
Social Media
Basic HTML and CSS
iMovie
Final Cut Pro X
KnightLab tools (Timeline JS, StoryMap JS, Juxtapose JS)
Hypothes.is
Slack
Basic graphic design and image editing (Canva, Pixlr)

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Organizational skills
Attention to detail
Time management skills
Ability to problem-solve and think analytically
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Superior editing and research skills

 

References are available upon request.