746 Missouri St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
- Ph. D. University of Kansas Department of History
- Defended, 28 April 2016
- Dissertation Title, “Thinking Like a Floodplain: Water, Work, and Time in the Connecticut River Valley, 1790-1870”
- M.A. University of Kansas, Fall 2011
- B.A. Rutgers University, 2004 – majors in History and Political Science.
Awards and Honors
- University of Kansas Graduate Fellowship, 2009-2014
- Doctoral Student Research Award, 2014, 2011
- John Gagliardo Teaching Award from the University of Kansas Department of History, 2013
- Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2011
- Northeast Hydrologic Synthesis Fellowship, City University of New York, Environmental Cross-Roads Initiative, 2010
Review of Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City by Katherine McNeur, forthcoming, American Nineteenth Century History.
- "The Politics of Ague" Water History, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 12 June 2017
- “Residence Time: Water and the Social Temporality of Work in the Early American Republic” Gaylord Nelson Center for the Environment at the University of Wisconsin, E is For Environment: A Symposium in Honor of Gaylord Nelson, 4-6 March 2016
- "Drawing Boundaries Around Disaster: The Normalization of Flooding in the Nineteenth Century Connecticut River Valley" Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas, Nature and Culture Seminar, 12 December 2014
- “Between Wetlands and Dry Land: How the Industrializing Cities of the Connecticut River Valley Lived With Wetlands, 1840-1910” American Society for Environmental History Toronto, Ontario, 4 April 2013
- “High Water in Hartford: Adaptations to Flooding in the Connecticut River Valley, 1801-1910” Riverscaping Symposium Amherst, Massachusetts, 21 April 2012
- "Establishing the Hunting Season in Missouri: Wildlife Restoration and State Authority, 1930-1970" at Place and Placelessness, a Virtual Environmental History Workshop, 7 October 2011
- "The Dynamic Politics of Flood Control: How Changing Attitudes About River Basin Planning Shaped the Watersheds of the Northeast During the Twentieth Century" at the American Society for Environmental History 2010 Annual Meeting, 14 April 2011
- "Alternatives to Dam Building: Deindustrialization and the Redevelopment of Waterways in the Northeast During the Twentieth Century" at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 17 December 2010
- "What it Takes for Wild Turkeys: Community Engagement, Economic Change, and Wildlife Restoration in Missouri 1937-1979" at the Missouri History Conference, 15 April 2010
- “Researching Freshet Weather and the Meaning of Low Water” Research Corner Talks, Watson Library, University of Kansas, 19 September 2013
- "Reorganizing the Riverine Landscape: The Environmental History of Industrial Decline in the Twentieth Century" at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 3 August 2011
- “The Federal Artists Project and the Federal Writers Project” lecture before Sarah Boyle’s course “The Great Depression and the New Deal,” 12 November 2013.
- Lecturer, Introduction to Kansas Landscapes, Spring 2017
- Lecturer, Environment and History, Fall 2016
- Lab Instructor, Introduction to the Global Environment I, Fall 2014-Spring 2016.
- Lecturer, History of the Peoples of Kansas, Summer 2014.
- Discussion Leader, Civil War and Reconstruction Spring 2014, Spring 2011.
- Discussion leader, U. S. History 1865-Present, Fall 2013.
- Grader, Agriculture in World History, Spring 2012.
- Discussion Leader, Environmental History of North America, Fall 2011.
- Discussion Leader, U.S. History to 1865, Fall 2010.
Editorial Assistant, Pendle Hill Publications, 2005-2006.
Director, Orthodox-Hicksite Separation, Fiftieth Anniversary Perspectives Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 2005.
Tour Guide, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, 2004.
Planning Committee, Ideate Lawrence and Jayhack: The University of Kansas Libraries Hackathon, 2015.
Judge, National History Day, Kansas State Competition, Washburn University, 2013
Judge, National History Day, Kansas City Regional Competition, Truman Presidential Library. 2011, 2012
American Society for Environmental History, Graduate Student Caucus. 2011-2016
American Society for Environmental History, American Historical Association