I received my PhD in History from the University of Maine in 2010 and received a C.A.S. in Education Leadership: Student Development in Higher Education in 2012. My major field of study is modern US history. I focus on Immigration and Refugee History, Environmental History and Modern Irish History.
I am currently working on two projects. The first is a book length piece about extradition, deportation and political prisoners in the late 1980s tentatively titled "The Longest-held Prisoner at the Manhattan Correctional Center: Joe Doherty, Extradition and Deportation in the post-Cold War Era." The second is an article about the short lived Maine sugar beet industry and the politics of Maine agriculture in the 1960s.
I am an instructor at the University of Maine in Orono where I teach US History surveys, Immigration History and a few interdisciplinary courses about the state of Maine. I also teach in the Honors College at UMaine. Additionally, I teach Intro to Sociology at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor, Maine. When I am not teaching and researching I do some consulting and educational assessment.
I work hard, watch a lot of TV, spend tons of time on Netflix instant view, read many blogs and listen to hours of NPR. I check my email 110 times a day, teach many of my classes online and obsessively check Facebook and Twitter. I like books, dogs, trivia and snow.