A brief Chronicle 

    Education

    • B.A. in history from Michigan State University
    • M.A. in public history from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
    • Ph.D. in history from University of Missouri

    Professional Activity

    • Created and directed the public history program at Southeastern Louisiana University
    • Vice president for research and publications, Humanities Network (Hnet)
    • Public History Coordinator and associate professor at Western Michigan University
    • Elected to the Association Council of the American Association of University Professors
    • Commissioner, Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission
    • Co-chair, Consultants Committee of the National Council on Public History

    Political and community organizing Activity

    • Delegate for Senator Sanders, to the Platform Committee of the Democratic National Committee
    • Co-founder, Organize West Michigan
    • Co-chair, ProKzoo Environment Task Force
    • Steering committee, Kalamazoo Complete Streets Initiative
    • Elected, District Director (District 6), Michigan Democratic Party Justice Caucus
    • Elected, Vice-Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party Environment Caucus
    • Co-organizer of Kalamazoo Earth Day Festival, 2017
    • Co-founder, Climate Direct Action, Kalamazoo
    • Winner of Timothy Hurttgam Memorial Award (for efforts to make the world a better place)