My Story

I am currently pursuing my PhD in History at Temple University where I study with Howard Spodek and a number of other excellent professors. I have taught students of various ages in environments ranging from an English cram school in China to Title I public schools in New York City. I was educated at Louisiana State University, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in History; Brooklyn College where I earned my Master of Arts in History; and St. John’s University where I earned my Master of Science in Education. When I am not running in Rock Creek Park, playing Irish tunes on my fiddle, or watching planes at Gravelly Point, I enjoy sharing my love of history and life with the current and next generation of historians.

Research Interests: Transnational History, 20th Century American Religious History, U.S. – Latin America Foreign relations, Non-Governmental Organizations; American Friends Service Committee; missionaries; humanitarianism; refugees; global migrations