University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
Ph.D. student in Transatlantic History

University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
Master of Arts Degree in History, August 2008


Columbia College, Columbia University
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Art History, May 2004
Senior Honors Thesis: “The Mormon Pavilion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Development of Proselytizing and Emergence into Mainstream America”

High School:

Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School
Salt Lake City, UT
High School Diploma with Distinction in Journalism, June 2000

Professional and Teaching Experience

August 2004-2012

Upper School History Teacher, Fort Worth Country Day, Fort Worth, TX

Courses Taught:

  • American Government and Economics (9th grade)
  • American History (11th grade)
  • World History (10th grade)
  • World History, Honors (10th grade)
  • Modern Problems (Upperclassmen elective)

Coaching Responsibilities:

  • Head JV Basketball Coach (2006-2007; 2008-2010)
  • Assistant JV Basketball Coach (2004-2006; 2007-2008)
  • Assistant Varsity Track Coach (2004-2009)

Conference Attendance and Accomplishments:

  • All Kinds of Minds, Schools Attuned Certified (completed March 2008)
  • AP World History Conference attendee (February 2008, March 2009)
  • World Affairs Council education conference attendee (November 2006)

Summers 2008-2010

Mentor Teacher, Breakthrough Collaborative (formerly Summerbridge), Fort Worth, TX

  • 2010 – Mentor Teacher for 7th-9th Grade Social Studies teachers
  • 2009 – Mentor Teacher for 9th Grade English and Social Studies teachers
  • 2008 – Mentor Teacher for 9th Grade English teachers
  • Responsibilities include creating and planning curriculum; supervising teachers’ implementation of lessons; providing pedagogical guidance; observing classes and providing feedback and suggestions to teachers; writing summative evaluations and recommendations for teachers.


2009-2010 – recipient of Graduate Stimulus Scholarship, University of Texas at Arlington

2009 – University Scholar, President’s Convocation for Academic Excellence, University of Texas at Arlington

2008 – Wolfskill Award for Excellence in Master’s Studies in History, University of Texas at Arlington

2004 – Departmental Honors in History, Columbia University, History Department

2000-2004 – Dean’s List, Columbia College, Columbia University

2000 – Diploma with Distinction in Journalism, Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School


Peer-reviewed Publications

  • “The Mormon Pavilion: Mainstreaming the Saints at the New York World’s Fair, 1964-1965.” Journal of Mormon History 35, no. 4 (Fall 2009): 1-52.

Other Publications

Conference Presentations

  • Co-presenter (with Vanessa Scanfeld, Co-founder of MixedInk), ―The Art of the Remix: Incorporating Collaborative Writing in the Classroom, ISTE Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 27, 2011.
  • “Our Students Won’t Research the Way We Did,” (co-presenter with Russ Goerend), Reform Symposium, July 30, 2010.
  • “Write, Remix, Evaluate: Collaborative Writing in the Social Media Classroom,” (co-presenter with David Stern, Co-Founder of MixedInk), ISTE Conference, Denver, CO, June 30, 2010.
  • “Making the Classroom Transparent: Conceptualizing and Integrating Social Media into the Secondary School Humanities Classroom,” Conference on “Engaging Students: The Process and Product of Effective Active Learning,” University of Texas at Arlington, September 2009.
  • Co-Leader, “Social Media and Education” panel discussion, THATCamp Austin, Austin, TX, August 2009.

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