Professor of History
Department of History and Government
319 Mercy Hall
Dallas, PA 18612
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2001
*Major Field: United States History
*Minor Fields: Film and History, Modern Japanese History
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1993
B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1991 (Magna Cum Laude)
Quaker Brotherhood: Interracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1950, under contract with University of Illinois Press.
From Concentration Camp to Campus: Japanese American Students and World War II, Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2010 (co-edited with Professor Huping Ling).
Space and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy Television, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, in press(co-edited with David C. Wright Jr.).
“Japanese American Student Resettlement in Michigan during World War II,” in H. Sook Wilkinson, editor, Asian Americans in Michigan, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, in press.
“Superman Goes to War: Teaching Japanese American Exile and Incarceration with Film,” Journal of American Ethnic History 30:4 (2011): 51-56.
“The Limits of Star Trek’s Final Frontier: ‘The Omega Glory’ and 1960s American Liberalism,” in David C. Wright Jr. and Allan W. Austin, editors, Space and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy Television, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2010.
“‘Let’s do away with walls!’: The American Friends Service Committee’s Interracial Section and the 1920s United States,” Quaker History 98:1 (2009): 1-34.
“Eastward Pioneers: Japanese American Resettlement during World War II and the Contested Meaning of Exile and Incarceration,” Journal of American Ethnic History 26:2 (2007): 58-84.
“Projecting Japanese American Exile and Incarceration: Ethnicity, the Enemy, and Mass Incarceration in Film during World War II,” 2004-2005 Film and History CD-ROM Annual, Cleveland, Oklahoma: Film and History Center, 2006.
“The Internment of Japanese Americans Was Racist,” in Don Nardo, editor, World War II, Farmington Hill, Michigan: Greenhaven Press, 2005.
“Explaining Exile and Incarceration: Documentary Film and Japanese Americans during World War II,” in Peter C. Rollins, John E. O’Connor, and James Knecht, editors, Proceedings of the Film and History League Conference entitled “War in Film, Television, and History,” Cleveland, Oklahoma: Film and History Center, 2005.
“‘A Finer Set of Hopes and Dreams’: The Japanese American Citizens League and Ethnic Community in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1942-1950,” in Sucheng Chan, editor, Remapping Asian American History, Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, 2003: 87-105.
“Loyalty and Concentration Camps in America: The Japanese American Precedent and the Internal Security Act of 1950,” in Erica Harth, editor, Last Witnesses: Reflections on the Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001: 253-270.
“Japanese Americans and the Internal Security Act of 1950: American Concentration Camps and the Cold War,” Proceedings of the Ohio Academy of History 2000, Ohio Academy of History, 2001: 9-18.
Brian Komei Dempster, editor, Making Home from War: Stories of Japanese American Exile and Resettlement (Berkeley, CA: Heyday, 2011), The Journal of American Ethnic History, in press
Frederick P. Close, Tokyo Rose/An American Patriot: A Dual Biography (Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2010), Choice (December 2010)
Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, Japanese American Resettlement Through the Lens: Hikaru Iwasaki and the WRA’s Photographic Section, 1943-1945 (Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 2009), Choice (March 2010)
Donna McDaniel and Vanessa Julye, Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice (Philadelphia: Quaker Press, 2009), Quaker History (Spring 2010)
Eric L. Muller, American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty During World War II (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2007), The Journal of American Ethnic History, (Winter 2009): 119-120.
Alice Yang Murray, Historical Memories of the Japanese American Internment and the Struggle for Redress (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008), Choice (November 2008).
Josephine Fowler, Japanese and Chinese Immigrant Activists: Organizing in American and International Communist Movements, 1919-1933 (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2007), Journal of American History (June 2008): 227-228.
Daniel J. Leab, Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm (University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007), Choice (January 2008).
Karen L. Ishizuka, Lost and Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006), The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Winter 2007): 156-158.
Sucheng Chan, editor, The Vietnamese American 1.5 Generation: Stories of War, Revolution, Flight, and New Beginnings (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006, Choice (June 2007).
Noriko Asato, Teaching Mikadoism: The Attack on Japanese Language Schools in Hawaii, California, and Washington, 1919-1927 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2006), The American Historical Review (February 2007): 211-212.
Yuji Ichioka, Before Internment: Essays in Prewar Japanese American History, ed. by Gordon H. Chang and Eiichiro Azuma (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006), Choice (February 2007).
Bruce Elleman, Japanese-American Civilian Prisoner Exchanges and Detention Camps, 1941-1945 (London: Routledge, 2006), The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Spring 2006): 359-361.
Eiichiro Azuma, Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), Choice (January 2006).
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project (http://www.densho.org), A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution (http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion/experience/index.html), and Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in WWII Arkansas (http://www.lifeinterrupted.org), Journal of American History (June 2005): 326-328 (also available at History Matters at http://historymatters.gmu.edu).
Kent A. Ono, editor, A Companion to Asian American Studies (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2005) and Kent A. Ono, editor, Asian American Studies After Critical Mass (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2005), Choice (October 2005).
Liping Zhu and Rose Estep Fosha, Ethnic Oasis: The Chinese in the Black Hills (Pierre, South Dakota: South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 2004), Journal of the West (Fall 2005): 87-88.
Võ, Linda Trinh, Mobilizing an Asian American Community (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004), Choice (May 2005).
Josephine Lee, Imogene L. Lim, and Yuko Matsukawa, editors, Re/collecting Early Asian America: Essays in Cultural History (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002), Journal of the West (Fall 2004): 80.
Gary Okihiro, Common Ground: Reimagining American History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001), Journal of the West (Fall 2003): 93.
Erika Lee, At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2003), The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Summer 2003): 362-364.
Nayan Shah, Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001), Journal of the West (Winter 2003): 111.
Greg Robinson, By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2001), Ohio History (Summer-Autumn 2002): 224-225.
“Japanese-American Relocation,” in Robert Zieger, editor, Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History (volume 5, 1923-1945), Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, in press.
“The Asian American Experience: History, Culture, and Scholarship” (with Huping Ling), “Asian American Historiography and Historians,” “Anti-Japanese Movement,” and “Takao Ozawa v. United States (1922),” in Huping Ling and Allan W. Austin, editors, Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2010.
“Japanese Americans, World War II” and “Tokyo Rose,” in John P. Resch, editor in chief, Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront, New York: Macmillan Library Reference, 2004.
“Japanese Americans,” in Dennis Cove, editor, Peoples of North America, Danbury, CT: Grolier, 2003.
Entries on the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the Civil Rights Act of 1960, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Fred Korematsu, and the McCarran Internal Security Act in Allan Winkler, editor, Volume 9, Encyclopedia of American History, Facts on File, 2003.
“Sago,” in Kenneth F. Kiple and Kriemhild Coneé Ornelas, editors, The Cambridge World History of Food, Cambridge University Press, 2000, with H. Michael Tarver: 201-206.
“‘Hammering on Cold Iron’: A History of the American Interracial Peace Committee, 1927-1931,” Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, Wilmington College, 2010
“Staging ‘Tours of Understanding’: The American Friends Service Committee, Quakers, and Race Relations in the Early Twentieth Century,” Organization of American Historians Annual Conference, Seattle, 2009
“The Limits of Star Trek’s Final Frontier: ‘The Omega Glory,’ Race, and American Liberalism in 1968,” The Legacy of 1968: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, 2008
Comments on conference panel titled “Utopia and Anxiety: Ethnic and Religious Identities in America’s Gilded Age,” American Historical Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2007
“Collecting Stories of the Back Mountain: Using Oral Histories as Teaching Tools,” Conference on the Small City and Regional Community, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 2006
“The ‘Friendly principle of brotherhood’: The American Friends Service Committee’s Interracial Section and the Quaker Approach to Race Relations in the United States, 1924-1929,” Conference of Quaker Historians and
Archivists, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, 2006
“Projecting Japanese Relocation: Ethnicity, the Enemy, and Mass Incarceration in Film during World War II,” International Association for Media and History Conference: Projections of Race and Ethnicity: National Identities and Global Networks, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005
“Explaining Exile and Incarceration: Documentary Film and Japanese Americans during World War II,” Film and History Conference: “War in Film, Television, and History,” Dallas, Texas, 2004
“The Beale Affair: Internal Tension and External Success in Japanese American Student Resettlement during the Second World War,” Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, 2004
“‘Ambassadors of Good Will’: Contested Meanings of Japanese American Student Resettlement During World War II,” Organization of American Historians Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 2004
“Living in Hope and Working on Faith: Obstacles Faced by the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council During the Second World War,” History of Education Society Annual Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 2001
“American Concentration Camps and the Cold War: Japanese Americans and the Internal Security Act of 1950,” Ohio Academy of History, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, 2000
“‘Strength in Unity’: The Japanese American Citizens League in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1945-1947,” Bluegrass Symposium, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 1998
“Reclaiming the Past: Why Oral History Matters,” Project History, Oral and Life History Session, 2011
“Reclaiming the Past: Why Oral History Matters,” Northeastern Pennsylvania Oral History Workshop, 2011
“Superman Vs. Japan: Fighting World War II in Popular Culture,” The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, Washington College, May 4, 2011
“Superman Vs. Japan: Fighting World War II in Popular Culture,” Annual Meeting, invited presentation for the 2008 Friends of the Anthracite Heritage Museum Annual Meeting, November 13, 2010
“The Immigration Controversy in Historical Context,” The Luzerne County Community College ACLU Club and the local Peace and Justice Center will hold an Immigration Education Day, September 30, 2010
“Superman Vs. Japan: Fighting World War II in Popular Culture,” Views of the War: World War II in Art, Film and Photographs Lecture Series (in conjunction with the “Robert Capa: World War II Photographs” exhibition at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, 2010
Immigration and Politics, Alumni Weekend class, May 30, 2009
Invited presentation at the American Friends Service Committee’s luncheon meeting (with Tracy K’Meyer), May 12, 2009
“Immigration and Politics in Pennsylvania: A Micro-History of Nativism in the United States,” invited presentation for the 2008 Friends of the Anthracite Heritage Museum Annual Meeting, November 15, 2008
“A Social History of Nativism in the United States,” Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium Workshop on “Immigration: Beyond the Headlines,” 2007
Presented on Immigration as a Contemporary Issue, Westmoreland Club’s Lunch and Learning Series, 2006
Irish Film Series, introduced “In America,” 2005
Closing Remarks, “A Dream Deferred?: College Misericordia Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration,” January 2003
Presented Oral History Workshop for the Back Mountain Historical Association, April 23, 2002
Consultant, “Quakers and Peace and Service,” Handbook of Quaker Studies (forthcoming from Oxford University Press).
Book Review Editor, Journal of American Ethnic History, May, 2008-
Reviewed textbook manuscript, Visions of America, for Pearson Publishing, 2008
Member of Conference Program Committee for the 2007 Association for Asian American Studies Conference in New York City.
Reviewed Michael Burgan’s manuscript, Japanese Internment: Freedom Denied in Wartime, for Compass Point Books, 2006.
“From Concentration Camp to Campus” interview, Inside Higher Ed, February 17, 2005, http://www.insidehighered.com/insider/from_concentration_camp_ to_campus.
Reviewed Jim Lorence’s manuscript, Screening America: United States History Through Film, 1865-Present, for Longman Publishers, 2003.
Reviewed Brenda L. Moore’s manuscript, Daughters of Immigrants: Nisei Women in the Military During World War II and Their Quest for Citizenship Rights, for New York University Press, 2002.
Misericordia University Faculty Research Grant 2007, 2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011
Misericordia University Summer Research Grants, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
College Misericordia Strategic Initiative Grant for Back Mountain Oral History Transcription and Video History Project, 2003-2004
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Local History Grant, 2003
Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium Willery Fellow, 2002-2003
College Misericordia Faculty Development Committee Travel Award, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. 2008, 2009, 2010
Charles Phelps Taft Dissertation Fellowship, 1999-2000
University of Cincinnati Travel Grants, 1998-2000
Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship, 1999
Fellowship, Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 1999
HONORS AND AWARDS
The Pauly and Sidney Friedman Excellence in Service Award, 2010
Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin Editors' Choice Award (for Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2010 [co-edited with Huping Ling]), 2010
Kenneth Carroll Prize for Best Article in Quaker History (2007-9), 2010
The Max & Tillie Rosenn Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008
The Louis and Barbara Alesi Excellence in Scholarship Award, 2006
Nomination for the 2005 Myers Outstanding Book Awards, 2005
Nomination for the Book Awards given by the Association for Asian American Studies, 2005
Award, “Best Teaching Assistant,” University of Cincinnati, History Department, 1999
Bowling Green State University, Magna Cum Laude, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa, 1991
Phi Alpha Theta, 1991
Coach for Kingston Lightning Soccer team, girls U9, fall 2011
Roundtable Discussion on Oral History in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Northeastern Pennsylvania Oral History Workshop, 2011
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, 2011
Panel Discussion on Teaching for the Faculty Mentoring Workshop, 2011
Interviewed with reporters from the Citizens’ Voice, the Times Leader, the Weekender, and Electric City/Diamond City for articles on Space and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy Television, 2010
Teacher of the Year Panel Presentation, Faculty Development Day, Misericordia University, 2010
Interviewed with Youniversity TV website for Misericordia University
Interviewed candidates as part of panel for editor positions for The Highlander campus newspaper, 2010
Judge for Fashion Show, Misericordia University Fashion Week, spring 2010
Coach for Kingston Lightning Soccer team, U8, fall 2010
Member of the Steering Committee of the Back Mountain Historical Association, 2001-present
Spoke to Faculty Mentoring Workshop about research grants at Misericordia University, 2009
Writing Team for Dr. Alicia Nordstrom’s Voices project, 2009
Honors student trip to Boston, 2009
Presented update on Strategic Planning to the Misericordia University Board of Directors, 2009
Spoke to Faculty Mentoring Workshop as member of Status Committee at Misericordia University, 2009
The Anxious “American Century”: A Filmic History of the Post-1945 United States, Misericordia Universty Elderhostel, July 2009
Interviewed with Caleb Sheaffer of The Citizens’ Voice for his article, “Professors Use Comic Books to Teach About Race,” March 23, 2009 (also available online)
Interviewed for article, “Misericordia Course Looks at Culture Through Comic Books,” March 18, 2009
Interviewed for online article, “Academic Course Examines How Comic Books and Graphic Novels Address the Important Social Issues of Our Time,” released on March 16, 2009 (www.newswise.com)
Interviewed with Andrew M. Seder of The Times Leader for his front-page article, “Comics for Credits: Misericordia professors use class to show how comic books have portrayed or influenced views on gender, class and race,” March 2, 2009 (also available online)
Interviewed with Eric Scicchitano of Diamond City for his article, “Was Superman a Bigot: Comic Book Discourse,” (February 26-March 4, 2009) (also available online)
“A History of the American Interracial Peace Committee: Quakers and Race during the Great Depression,” Misericordia University Faculty Development Committee Presentation, November 2008
Consulted with Dallas High School History Faculty about curriculum and preparing students for college, October 31, 2008
“Hollywood and the Great Depression,” College Misericordia Elderhostel, summer 2008
Organized Misericordia University Constitution Day Program with Brian Carso, 2008, 2009
Interviewed with Jim Gardner of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal for his article, “Et tu, Dubai?: Historians see similarities between the fortunes of the coal barons and that of the oil sheiks, including an ‘inevitable’ bust,” (July 2008, pp. 56-57)
Let’s do away with walls!’: The American Friends Service Committee’s Interracial Section and the 1920s United States,” Misericordia University Faculty Development Committee Presentation, 2008
Interviewed with Jim Gardner of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal for his May 2008 articles on immigration
Interviewed with Jim Meadows of WILL-AM, a public radio station in Urbana, Illinois, on hostels and Japanese American resettlement during World War II
“Hollywood Goes to War: The Role of Film in World War II,” College Misericordia Elderhostel, summer 2007
Volunteer, Scranton Anthracite Heritage Museum’s Dig It Camp, summer 2007
“The ‘Friendly principle of brotherhood,” College Misericordia Faculty Development Committee Presentation, 2007
Editor, “Back Mountain Oral History Project,” completed in 2006
Mentor in College Misericordia’s Mentor program, 2006-2007
Presented at College Misericordia’s Constitution Day Program, “Immigration: Yes or No?” 2006
Participated in Bridge Program session on academic integrity and critical thinking, 2006,2007
Participated in Faculty Panel for College Misericordia’s Choice program, 2005, 2006
Organized College Misericordia Constitution Day Program with Mari King and Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz, 2005, 2006, 2007
Facilitated Core Committee Think Groups on Critical Thinking, 2006
“An ‘ill wind that that will blow much good’?: Japanese American Resettlement during World War II and the Contested Meanings of Exile and Incarceration,” College Misericordia Faculty Development Committee Presentation, 2005
Facilitated Core Committee Think Group on Intellectual Integrity, 2005
Read applications for Diversity Institute’s multicultural curriculum program, 2005
Updated History Department’s website with Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz, 2005
Guest speaker, College Misericordia Bridge Program, 2005
Panelist for College Misericordia Mentor Program presentation, 2005, 2006
Member of the Scranton Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnaces Associates Board of Directors, 2004-present
Mentor in College Misericordia’s Mentor program, 2004-2005
“Explaining Exile and Incarceration: Documentary Film and Japanese Americans during World War II,” College Misericordia Faculty Development Committee Presentation, 2005
Consultant for College Misericordia poster, “A Look at Who We Are,” 2004
Working Diversity into the Curriculum, roundtable discussion, 2004
Redesigned the History Department’s web site with Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz, Summer, 2004
Faculty Favorites Film Series, “Focus,” Fall, 2004
“‘Ambassadors of Good Will’: Contested Meanings of Japanese American Student Resettlement During World War II,” College Misericordia Faculty Development Committee Presentation, 2004
Faculty Favorites Film Series, “Bob Roberts,” 2003
Graduate School Roundtable Discussion, College Misericordia, November 3, 2003
“War Perspectives: A Discussion on Iraq,” College Misericordia, April 2003
“Living in Hope and Working on Faith: Obstacles Faced by the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council During the Second World War,” College Misericordia Faculty Development Committee Presentation, 2003
Interviewed with Bonnie Adams of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader for her December 3, 2002 article entitled “Seniors at Core of History Project”
Interviewed with Erin Youngman, “100+ Hear Snippets of Back Mountain History,” Dallas Post, October 31-November 6, 2002
Presented Oral History Workshop for the Diversity Institute’s Diversity Camp, June 16, 2002
Presented information on Back Mountain Historical Association’s oral history project to Arts at Hayfield General Membership Meeting, May 13, 2002
Interviewed with Christine Fanning of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal for her May 2002 article, “Culture Shock: How Blue Collar Roots Thrive in High Tech Plants” with sidebar on “History in the Making”
Presented on the Japanese American exile and incarceration during the Second World War to the North Branch Society of Friends, March 17 and 24, 2002
Interviewed with Heather B. Jones of the Dallas Post for her October 25-31, 2001 article, “Writing the History of the Back Mountain”
Interviewed with Mark Guydish of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader for his September 18, 2001 article, “Seeds of Detention, Ethnic Hatred Sowed”
“Responses and Causes: The Cycle of Terrorism” panel, College Misericordia, 2001
Coordinated local history interviews conducted by History Club students and community members for the Back Mountain Historical Association, 2001-2005
Race and Graphic Narrative in the Postwar United States, interdisciplinary course team-taught with Dr. Patrick Hamilton
American Cultures Class, interdisciplinary course team-taught with Dr. Patrick Hamilton, spring 2010
American Cultures Class, interdisciplinary course team-taught with Dr. Cathy Turner, 2005-6
American Cultures Honors Class, interdisciplinary course team-taught with Dr. Cathy Turner, 2002-3, 2004-5
Service Learning component added to Honors History 104 (U.S. History, 1865 to present), spring 2005
Developed syllabus for Expressway version of History 104
Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium Willery Fellow, 2002-3
Service Learning component added to Immigration and American Ethnic History Seminar, spring 2001, fall 2003, spring 2006
U.S. History to 1865
U.S. History since 1865
American Cultures (interdisciplinary class)
Film and History
Immigration and American Ethnic History
Race and Graphic Narrative in the Postwar United States (team-taught, interdisciplinary class)
History Seminar (on U.S. Historiography)
U.S History Since 1945
Faculty Research Grant Review Committee, 2006-
Faculty Athletics Representative, 2010-
Football Implementation Group, 2011-
Art Gallery Advisory Committee, 2008-
Planning and Assessment Group, 2009-2011
Status Committee, 2008-2011
Football Coach Search Commmittee, 2010-11
Co-chair, Strategic Planning Task Force, 2009-2010
Organized and administered College Misericordia Society of Scholars with Becky Steinberger and Thom Hajkowski, 2006-2009
Member, Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), 2007-2009
Who’s Who Committee, 2004-
History Faculty Search Committees, 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
Football Task Force, 2010
Search Committee, Communications, 2008-2009
Core Curriculum Assessment Committee, 2004-2008
Chair, Communications Program Chair Search, 2007-8
Interim member, Faculty Development Committee, Fall 2007
History majors advisor, classes of 2006, 2009, and 2013
Honors Faculty Advisory Committee, 2002-2006
Information Literacy Subcommittee, 2005-2006
History Club advisor, 2001-2005
Social Justice Committee, 2004-2005
Archivist Search Committee, 2004
Curriculum Committee, 2002-2004
Leadership Committee, 2002-2003
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Group, 2002-2003
Middle States Association Study Group: Planning, Resource Allocation, Research, and Institutional Renewal, 2002-2003
Academic Information Sessions for Orientation, 2002, 2003, 2005
College Misericordia Open House, 2002, 2009