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University of Delaware
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vast early America, Pennsylvania whiskey, The Whiskey Rebellion, political crowd action, mob violence, the American frontier, President James Buchanan, the American presidency, Harriet Lane Johnston, Lancaster County history, Pennsylvania history, public history, material culture, food studies, museum education
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About Me

Public historian and scholar interested in inclusive museum education, digital humanities, and early American history. Experienced museum educator and program manager. Unidel Distinguished Graduate Scholar in the History of American Civilization Ph.D. Program at the University of Delaware. Currently studying whiskey in early America through the lens of the Whiskey Rebellion. Formerly, Director of Education & Public Programs at LancasterHistory, the source of all my trivia knowledge about President James Buchanan.

Recent Publications

Google Arts & Culture exhibits, including “President James Buchanan: Path to the Presidency

Blogger at “History from the House” blog for LancasterHistory

Please visit for a more comprehensive portfolio.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Founding Era, American Presidents, Capitalism, Food History, Local & Regional, Museums, Pedagogy, Politics, Public History, Sexuality, Women