Current Employment:

  • Consulting Historian, Passel, based in Virginia
    • Current Projects: Special Research Project, C&O Canal NHP, National Park Service


  • PhD, Public History, Middle Tennessee State University, 2016
  • MA, History, West Virginia University, 2012
  • MS, Statistics, Virginia Tech, 2007

Most Recent Publications:

  • “On Sport, Public History, and Public Sport History,” Journal of Sport History, Vol. 45, No. 1 (Spring 2018).
  • “Clifton Forge and Back Again: Reflections on Sport and Public History,” International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol. 34, Number TBA (2017).
  • “The Edith Lett Papers: West Virginia, The Federal Writers’ Project, and the Everyman Writer.” West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies. New Series, Volume 10, Number 2 (Fall 2016): 111-132.
  • “‘A Good Baseball Club is a Splendid Advertisement for a Town’: Baseball and the New South in Clifton Forge, Virginia.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Volume 124, Number 3 (Fall 2016)

Select Projects and Publications:

  • “The African-American Civilian Conservation Corps Experience at C&O Canal, 1938-1942,” Special Research Project, C&O Canal National Historical Park, 2018
  • Co-editor, Sport in American History,, 2016-present
  • “Talk-Back Boards and Visitors.” In Interpreting Religion at Museums and Historic Sites, eds. Melissa Bingmann, Gretchen Buggeln, and Barbara Franco (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).
  • “‘A Secret Fascination’: Professional Wrestling and Gender Non-Conformity.” In Wrestling
    with Identity, ed. Aaron Horton (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017). Co-authored with Elizabeth Catte.
  • “The Wendell Smith Papers.” Digital archive and exhibit. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Launched September 2014.
  • “Informal Learning, Informal Data,” manuscript in preparation on visitor studies using data collected through non-scientific means.
  • “The Clifton Forge: Pastkeepers of the Appalachian New South,” book manuscript in preparation on Appalachia, the New South, and public memory.