Ph.D. History and Anthropology (Multidisciplinary), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, (expected, 2025)
M.A. History (Distinction), Ball State University (Muncie, IN), 2020
Thesis: “Burden of the Beast: Animals in Traditional Europe and Their Role in Guiding Society”
Thesis Topics: Animal Studies, Cultural History, Folkloristics, Germanic History, Intellectual History, Medieval Age, and Speciesism
B.A. History Indiana University (Fort Wayne, IN), 2018
Thesis: “Ford Motor Company: Masterminds in Marketing and Manufacturing for the Masses.”
Minor: Medieval Studies
B.A. Anthropology, Indiana University (Fort Wayne, IN), 2018
Certificate, Automotive Technology, Chrysler National Training Technical Center (Auburn Hills, MI), 2013-2017
Major Fields: Animal Studies, Archaeology, Ethnohistory, Folklore, Folkloristics, Intellectual History (History of Ideas), Medieval Studies, Museum Studies, Public History, Space and Place, Technology
Minor Fields: Early Modern and Modern History, Environmental Anthropology, Digital History, Native American-European Relations, Oral History
Teaching Assistant, 09/02/21-Present
“HIST 152 – American History Since 1877,” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, undergraduate students.
Limited Term Lecturer
“HIST 105 – American History Before 1877,” Purdue Fort Wayne
“HIST 232 – World History in the 20th Century,” Purdue Fort Wayne
Article, (accepted, Oct. 2022)
“Beasts and Behaviors: Animals in Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fables,” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, vol. 50, no. I, International Interdisciplinary Journal.
Book Review, 03/2022
“Animal Studies and Exploration History: Amundsen’s Sledge Dogs Who Helped Discover The South Pole,” Terrae Incognitae: The Journal of the Society for the Histories of Discoveries.
“Animals as Social Actors or Objects of Exploitation,” Burkhardt Review, vol. II, no. I, Graduate Journal.
Theodore Saloutos Award for PhD Dissertation Research in American History, UWM, 2022-23
The Friends of History Award in memory of Dr. Michael Gordon, UWM, 2022
Chancellor's Graduate Student Award, UW-Milwaukee, 2021-22
Star Award, Voyageurs National Park, 2020
Lawrence Birken Memorial Scholarship Award, Ball State University, 2020
Childress Master’s Fellow in History, Ball State University, 2019-2020
Fulbright Scholarship, University of Tübingen, 2018-2019 (semi-finalist)
Top 50 Award, IPFW, 2018
History Department’s Most Promising Scholar Award, IPFW, 2018
Franz Boas Award, IPFW, 2018