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Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, Rutgers University-Camden
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material culture, disability history, museums, public history, medical history, publishing
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About Me

I am the Public Historian at Rutgers University-Camden. I lecture and lead workshops regularly about disability history, material culture (anything made or modified by humans), museum practice, and public history practice. I am Co-Editor of The Public Historian and Digital Media Editor, both for the National Council on Public History. I am also the Director of the Continuing Education Program in Historic Preservation at Rutgers University-Camden. My editorial experience includes developmental and copy-editing of peer-reviewed journal, blogging, and social media cultural heritage content. I am dedicated to helping everyone in the history field link history practice, outreach, and learning. I am working on a book about the material culture of physical disability in early America.

Recent Publications

“‘Confined to Crutches’: James Logan and the Material Culture of Disability in Early America,” Pennsylvania Legacies, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Fall 2017): 6-11.

“An ‘effort to bring this little handicapped army in personal touch with beauty’: Democratizing Art for Crippled Children at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1919-1934,” New York History 96, 1 (Winter 2015): 38-66.

“Collecting Disability History,” UK Disability History Month 2013 series, Disability and Industrial Society: A Comparative Cultural History of British Coalfields 1780-1948, November 25, 2013,

“Object Lesson: Desire Tripp and Her Arm’s Gravestone,” Common-Place, 13, 3 (Spring 2013),

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Art & Architectural History, Disability, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Medicine, Museums, Pedagogy, Public History, Technology