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University of North Georgia
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History of Science, History of Medicine, History of Childhood, History of Education, Teaching Higher Education
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About Me

I am a historian of science and medicine and a lecturer at the University of North Georgia. My research interests include modern babyhood and the interconnections of education and public health. I teach World Civilizations and U.S. History as well as upper-level courses on the History of Health Care in America, a Cultural History of the “Freak,” and the History of American Childhood. I am also interested in digital pedagogy and the digital humanities.

Recent Publications
  • “Nature vs. Nurture Debate,” “Breastfeeding,” Swaddling,” and “T. Berry Brazelton,” in The Social History of the American Family, Marilyn J. Coleman and Lawrence H. Ganong, eds. SAGE, September 2014.
  • “Chapter 1: Understanding your University: OU in the World,” and “Chapter 4: Enhancing your Intellect: Cognitive Development,” in Miller, Lillian D., Sooner Citizen, University of Oklahoma Office of Freshman Programs, Norman, OK (2013) (ISBN forthcoming)
  • “Living Machines”: Dance Education at Robert Owen’s New Lanark School, 1816-1828,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 4:3 (Fall 2011), 419-33
  • “’Y’all Bon Appetit, You Hear?’: Lessons from the Oklahoma Food Cooperative,” Journal of Co-operative Studies, 43: 2 (August 2010), 46-9
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Medicine, Pedagogy, Science