Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

HIST 100-02 Beyond the Plantation (Fall 2022)

Introduction: Who Am I?

Hello! I'm the W&M History Librarian. A few facts about me:

  • I'm the subject librarian for History, Philosophy, and Government Documents at W&M
  • Before moving here, I was an assistant professor & librarian at Portland State University (Oregon), and before that was the History Librarian at Drew University in Madison NJ, where I was also on the History & Culture faculty. I began my library career as the research librarian to the North Dakota legislature in Bismarck ND - it was very, very cold.
  • In addition to a Library Science masters degree, I'm also trained as a historian (BA, MA, PhD), and my research interests are Anglo-American History, the history of 19th century cultural & intellectual life, and (my favorite topic!) the history of higher education.
  • I grew up in a farm town about an hour from Buffalo NY; my town was so small that learning to square dance & using snow shoes were part of the K-12 curriculum. 
  • My publication areas have been the history of education, history of publishing, data management, and government information.
  • I think Opossums are awesome & seeing them in the wild has been a highlight of moving to Virginia. There is an opossum sticker on my office door, so I'm easy to find in the Library.

Contact Info & Extra Help

General W&M Libraries Information