Bachelor of Arts (with honors in History), History and Modern Foreign Languages, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 2006.
Master of Arts, History, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 2009
Ph.D. Student, History, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2014 (expected date of completion)
Section Leader, University of Montana, 2007-2009
Graded and led discussion sections for pre and post-1877 U.S. History surveys
Grader, Florida State University, Fall 2010-Summer 2011
Graded for AMH 2020, U.S. History Since 1865
Instructor of record, Florida State University, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
Taught AMH 2097, Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in U.S. History
“'The Most Defenseless and Troubled': State and Local Agency Involvement in Operation Pedro Pan, 1960-1965,” Social Science History Association Conference, Boston, MA, November 19, 2011.
“'To Defend with Our Bodies and Lives': Language, Religion, and the State in Philadelphia's German Lutheran Community, 1795-1817,” Florida State University Graduate Religion Symposium, Tallahassee, FL, February 18, 2012.
“'This Is My Home and My Husband Is Here': South Dakota War Brides Tell Their Stories,” South Dakota History, Vol. 40., No. 3, (October, 2010).
Grants and Awards
History Department Scholarship, University of Montana History Department, 2008
Margaret Ausley Fellowship, Florida State University History Department, 2009-2014
Nominee, Florida State University Oustanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2011.
J. Leitch Wright Award for Outstanding Research, Florida State University History Department, 2012