Academic interests

Early American republic, women's history, Civil War, Indiana history


US History I and II (HIST H105, H106), US Women's History I (HIST A342), Early American Republic (HIST A 303 and A304), Lincoln (HIST A343), Indiana History (HIST A363), The Nature of History (HIST H217), Capstone (HIST J495)


School of Liberal Arts Outstanding Lecturer 2010-2011


"'Woman as Force' in Indiana History," in The State of Indiana History (Indiana Historical Society, 2001); "Fabricating Independence: Industrial Labor in Antebellum Indiana," Michigan Historical Review; "'Notorious Home of Harlotry': Regulating Prostitution in the Ohio Valley" Ohio Valley History; "Land Ownership in Colonial New York: The Case of Eve Pickard," New York History; "'The Responsibilities of a Community at War': County and State Government Aid to Hoosier Soldiers' Families during the Civil War," Indiana Magazine of History; "Taking Indiana Women's History into the Twenty-First Century," (with Nancy Gabin) Indiana Magazine of History; "Indiana State Arsenal" Indiana Historical Bureau web site; articles in Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History


President, Indiana Association of Historians, 2017 Board Member, Indiana Magazine of History Hoosier Women at Work organizing committee