2011 – 2018 | Duke University | Ph.D. 2018 | Master of Arts 2014
Dissertation, “Educating for a New Economy: The Struggle to Redevelop a Jim Crow State, 1960 – 2000.” Defended Aug. 28, 2018.

2002 | Yale University | Bachelor of Arts
History major
Senior essay: “Intentional Invisibility: Free African Americans in Western North Carolina, 1850 – 1860.” Advised by Glenda Gilmore.


2019 – Present | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill, NC
Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy

2017 | RTI International | Research Triangle Park, NC
Innovation-Led Economic Growth Intern

2005 – 2011 | C-VILLE Weekly | Charlottesville, VA
Interim Managing Editor, News Editor, Staff Writer, Freelance Contributor

2002 – 2005 | Halifax County Schools | Littleton, NC
High School English & Theater Arts Teacher


Making Public Policy | introductory course for public policy
State and Local Politics | upper-level elective in public policy exposing students to a variety of guest speakers
Undergraduate Capstone | experiential education course involving analysis for external clients

At Duke:
The History of Social Movements in the U.S.
Making Modern America, 1898-1945
The Modern Regulatory State
Cold War America (seminar)

Syllabi available for: Both halves of U.S. survey; Race and Public Policy; American Business History; the History of U.S. Political Economy in the 20th Century; the History of the U.S. South; The Insurgent South; the Long Civil Rights Movement.