EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
M.A.H.P., Historic Preservation, Goucher College (2014)
Ph.D., Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (2001)
M.S.L.S., Catholic University of America School of Library & Information Science (1992)
M.Phil., Medieval Studies, Oxford University (1990)
B.A. with High Honors, Classics, Swarthmore College (1987)
LOCAL HISTORY & PRESERVATION
Executive Director, Cleveland Park Historical Society (2015-present); Project Coordinator, Cleveland Park Historical Society (2011-2013)
As sole staff of a neighborhood historical society, help homeowners and architects navigate the historic preservation review process; serve as liaison to city agencies; answer member and press queries about neighborhood history; plan tours and events; manage member relations; coordinate board and committee meetings; edit and produce print and electronic newsletters; manage website and social media presence.
PALEOGRAPHY & DIGITAL HUMANITIES
Content Developer for Western Manuscripts, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (2012–)
Created online curriculum to enable access to digitized manuscript collections for diverse populations. Described and transcribed manuscripts covering 1500 years of book history. Worked with multi-site team of developers, teachers, librarians, and content specialists.
Workshops in paleography and manuscript studies, University of Minnesota (2015, 2016); Swarthmore College (2013, 2014, 2016); Georgetown University (2012)
Lead workshops of 1 day to 1 week, introducing undergraduate and graduate students to methods for and research potential of working with medieval manuscripts.
Instructor, Classics, University of Maryland, College Park (2014)
Assistant Professor of English, Cornell University (2006-2010)
Visiting Associate Professor of Classics, University of California, Berkeley (2006)
Assistant, Associate Professor of English, John Carroll University (1999-2006)
Instructor in Latin, Centre for Medieval Studies, Toronto (1995-1999)
Teaching Assistant in Paleography, Centre for Medieval Studies, Toronto (1996-1997)
Teacher of Latin and History, The Maret School (1987-1988)Taught manuscript and textual studies; Classical and Medieval Latin, Old and Middle English,
history of the English Language, surveys of British literature, European history, research
methods in the humanities, and more, to students from middle school to Ph.D. level.
ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Processing Librarian and Library of Congress Intern, Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (1992-1994)
Processed multiformat collection (papers, books, artifacts) relating to 20th-century fine printing.
Archival Internships (1984-1992)
Processed 19th- and 20th-century American collections, including the Clara Barton Papers in the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, and papers of the National Council of Negro Women in the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.
Provided reference service in the Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (1992-1993) and main reading room of Mullen Library, Catholic University of America (1990-1992).
Member of the editorial board, The Journal of Medieval Latin (2006-present)
Review submissions to the Journal for suitability for publication; work with authors to revise their contributions; check articles for conformity with house style; check accuracy of translations; contribute to formulation of Journal editorial and governance policy.
Co-editor of a collection of scholarly essays (2006)
Solicited authorial contributions; worked with authors to revise their essays; edited English, French, German, and Latin texts for clarity, style, and accuracy; checked facts and citations; indexed; coordinated proofreading with authors, co-editors, and publisher.
Editorial assistant, The Journal of Medieval Latin (1995-1997)
Copy-edited scholarly articles and monographs in English and French.
Library of Congress Intern, The Library of Congress (1993-1994)
Edited portions of the exhibition catalogue Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture.
Statewide coordinator, Ohio Medieval Colloquium (2004-2005)
Member of the planning committee, Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting (1997)
Chair of annual conference committee, Centre for Medieval Studies, Toronto (1996)
Convener and chair of numerous conference sessions (1996-2009)
FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
Hiram McCullough Award for Best Thesis in Historic Preservation, Goucher College (2014)
Visiting Fellowship, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto (2010)
A.G. Rigg Visitorship in Medieval Latin, Centre for Medieval Studies, Toronto (2010)
Virginia Brown Fellowship in Palaeography, Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical
Studies, The Ohio State University (2009)
Grauel Faculty Fellowship, John Carroll University (2003-2004)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto (1997-1999)
Beta Phi Mu (Library Science Honor Society), (1992)
High Honors in the Division of the Humanities, Swarthmore College (1987)
Rare Book School
Latin Paleography 1100-1500, Albert Derolez (1991)
Aims and Methods of Codicological Research, Albert Derolez (1993)
The Use of Physical Evidence in Early Printed Books, Paul Needham (1993)
Type, Lettering, and Calligraphy 1500-1800, James Mosley (1994)
Introduction to Illuminated Manuscripts, Roger Wieck (2010)
Latin (fluent reading and teaching)
Old and Middle English (reading and teaching)
French (fluent reading, intermediate spoken)
German, Greek, Italian (reading for professional and bibliographic purposes)