- Ph.D., Department of History, The Ohio State University, 1994.
- M.A., Department of History, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1990
- B.A., Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va., 1987
Historic Site Manager
President Warren G. Harding's Home and Museum, Marion, Ohio, May 1997-August 1998. Site operated by the Ohio Historical Society. Duties included:
- administer the daily operation of the museum
- preservation and care of Home and collection
- developed interpretive and educational programs for the site
- promoted the site to the public and participated in heritage tourism
Founding Executive Director
Institute of Industrial Technology, Newark, Ohio, June 1995-April 1997. The Institute (renamed The Works in 2001) is a not-for-profit educational facility and history museum created by the LeFevre Foundation in cooperation with Central Ohio Technical College. Duties:
- oversaw the creation of the museum and educational center
- served as historian and curator
- supervised and participated in the restoration of the building and the design of the exhibits
- supervised employees, volunteers, and interns
- developed community support
- “Instant History and the Legacy of Scandal: The Tangled Memory of Warren G. Harding, Richard Nixon, and William Jefferson Clinton” in Jack Salzman, ed., Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies (Cambridge University Press), Volume 28, 2004, pp. 597-625.
- “John C. Campbell and the Blending of Industrial Development and Moral Uplift in Early Ohio,” Warren Van Tine and Michael Pierce, eds., Builders of Ohio. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2003. Pp. 84–94.
- “The Shadow of William Estabrook Chancellor: Warren G. Harding, Marion, Ohio, and the Issue of Race” Mid-America: An Historical Review. Volume 83, Number 1, Winter, 2001, pp. 39-62.
- “Mixed Memories: The Warren G. Harding Memorial Association and The President’s Home Town Legacy.” The Historian Volume 62, Number 2, Winter 2001, pp. 257-74.
- “The Accomplishments of Warren G. Harding” Presidential History (Vol. 1, No. 4) April 1999, pp. 4-15.
- “Building the Warren G. Harding Memorial,” Timeline (Vol. 15, No. 5) September/October, 1998, pp. 18-29.
- “Big Time Football in Ironton, Ohio: Small-Town Boosterism and the Early Days of Professional Football, 1919-1931,” Buckeye Hill Country: A Journal of Regional History. II (Spring, 1997): 7-23.