I am a historian who interprets the history of America and the West within the context of community institutions, such as colleges and museums, which have a strong mandate to their audiences. I am committed to undergraduate and graduate education and the integration of academe and community in the learning process. Specific areas of concentration include women's history, social history, community history, decorative arts, period clothing, and textiles. I work best in a team setting, sharing ideas and responsibility with other professionals. My public history specialty is museum studies. I also teach history of the American West, immigration and ethnicity and women’s history.
Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder; August, 1999. Western American Social History/ Community Studies. Dissertation: Urban Pioneers: Continuity and Change in the Ethnic Communities of Two Denver Neighborhoods, 1870-1998. MLS (Master of Liberal Studies). University of Oklahoma, Norman; May, 1987. Liberal Studies with Museum Emphasis. Thesis: The Gully-Delaney Site: A Sense of Place. B.A. University of Wyoming, Laramie; May, 1974. Elementary Education.