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Ziobro, Melissa S

Melissa Ziobro, M.A.

  • Specialist Professor, Public History
  • Director of Public History
  • Scholarly interests: Military History, NJ History, Public History, Museums, Archives, Historic Preservation

Department: History and Anthropology

Office: Howard Hall 328

Phone: 732-263-5107

Email: mziobro@monmouth.edu


I’m the Specialist Professor of Public History in the Monmouth University Department of History and Anthropology and the primary point of contact for the University’s public history minor. My regularly taught classes include Intro to Public History, Oral History, Museums and Archives Management Basics, and Exploring History and Heritage Sites: Preservation, Interpretation, and Management. I run the Department’s social media and newsletter, and the Monmouth Memories Oral History Program. I also serve as the campus coordinator for the National History Day program, and the faculty advisor for the History and Anthropology Club. I’m proud to be the current President of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and have served for many years as the editor for New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, a joint venture of the NJ Historical Commission, Rutgers University Libraries, and Monmouth University. I am a trustee of the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation, the Ocean County Historical Society, the Monmouth County Historical Association, the InfoAge Science and History Museums at the Camp Evans National Historic Landmark, and Preservation NJ. I serve on committees for the NJ Historical Commission, NJ Studies Academic Alliance, and Princeton Preservation Group. I also work regularly with other public history organizations such as the Monmouth County Park System, Monmouth County Historical Commission, Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage, National Guard Militia Museum of NJ, and more. I worked as a command historian at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, NJ from 2004-2011.

Education

M.A., Monmouth University

Books

Book Chapters:

“African American Women in the Public Square: Admiral Michelle Howard,” in Hettie Williams’ Bury My Heart in a Free Land: Black Women Intellectuals in Modern U.S. History, ABC-Clio Incorporated, December 2017

“The Military and Sweets,” in Darra Goldstein’s The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, Oxford: Oxford University Press, May 2015

“Separation and Discharge” and “Personnel Evaluation,” in G. Kurt Piehler’s Encyclopedia of Military Science, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2013

Ziobro, Melissa, et al, eds. A History of Army Communications and Electronics at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, 1917-2007. Government Printing Office: March 2009

“This Manifest Indignity: Hollywood’s Portrayal of the Gender Integration of the Armed Forces in the World War II Era,” in Performing Difference: Representations of the ‘Other’ in Film and Theater, University Press of America: 2008

“William Blair,” in Christopher Sterling, ed., Military Communications from Ancient Times to the 21st Century, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008

Scholarly Articles

“Dr. Walter McAfee: A ‘True Role Model’,” NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Summer 2022 Vol. 8 No. 2

“The Old Barracks Museum,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Winter 2022 Vol. 27 No. 2

“The NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Museum,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2021 Vol. 26 No. 3

Review of Edward G. Lengel’s, “The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2021 Vol. 26 No. 3

“Camp Evans,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Winter 2021 Vol. 26 No. 2

“Camp Albocondo: Then and Now,” in Garden State Legacy, September 2020 Issue 49

“The Friendly Occupation of Asbury Park,” in Garden State Legacy, June 2020 Issue 48

Biography of Cornelia C. Hussey, 1827-1902,” Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1898-1920, Fall 2019

Biography of Dr. Mary Gamble Cummins, 1869-1943,” Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1898-1920, Fall 2019

Biography of Laura A. Gregg Cannon, 1869-?,” Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1898-1920, Fall 2019

Review of Sandra M. Bolzenius’s, “Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army During World War II,” in The Journal of American Ethnic History, Summer 2019 Vol. 38 No. 4

Fort Monmouth: US Black Brain Center,” in Garden State Legacy, March 2019 Issue 43

Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers,” in NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Winter 2019 Vol. 5 No. 1

“COL Albert C. Johnson,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Winter 2019 Vol. 24 No. 3  “’The almighty dollar will buy you, you bet/ A superior class of coronet’: Biographical Sketches of N.J.’s Gilded Age ‘Dollar Princesses,’” in NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Summer 2018 V

A Letter from the President,” Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Blog, 2 May 2019

Fort Monmouth: US Black Brain Center,” in Garden State Legacy, March 2019 Issue 43 

Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers,” in NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Winter 2019 Vol. 5 No. 1 

“COL Albert C. Johnson,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Winter 2019 Vol. 24 No. 3 

“’The almighty dollar will buy you, you bet/ A superior class of coronet’: Biographical Sketches of N.J.’s Gilded Age ‘Dollar Princesses,’” in NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Summer 2018 Vol. 4 No. 2

“369th Sustainment Brigade,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Fall 2017 Vol. 23 No. 2

“The 100th Anniversary of Fort Monmouth,” by Floyd Hertweck, Susan Thompson, and Melissa Ziobro, in NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Summer 2017 Vol. 3 No. 2

“COL William Blair,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Fall 2016 Vol. 22 No. 2

Organizational Heritage: Monmouth Memories Oral History Program,” Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Blog, 11 July 2016

“Military Bases,” in Charlene Mires’s The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, Rutgers-Camden: Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH), July 2015

“The Navesink Military Reservation,” in  On Point: The Journal of Army History , Spring 2016 Vol. 21 No. 4

Review of Paul D. Walker’s, “Adolphus Washington Greely: A Man of Indomitable Courage,” in  On Point: The Journal of Army History , Winter 2016 Vol. 21 No. 3

“Adolphus W. Greely,” in  On Point: The Journal of Army History , Fall 2015 Vol. 21 No. 2

“The Military and Sweets,” in Darra Goldstein’s The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, Oxford: Oxford University Press, May 2015

“Lieutenant Colonel Reuben Abramowitz,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Summer 2014 Vol. 20 No. 1

Review of LTG Clarence E. McKnight, Jr.’s, “From Pigeon’s to Tweets: A General Who Led Dramatic Changes to Military Communications,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2014 Vol. 19 No. 4

“Separation and Discharge,” in G. Kurt Piehler’s Encyclopedia of Military Science, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2013

“Personnel Evaluation,” in G. Kurt Piehler’s Encyclopedia of Military Science, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2013

Review of Lisa M. Mundey’s, “American Militarism and Anti-Militarism in Popular Media,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Summer 2013 Vol. 19 No. 1

Review of Anna Simon and Ann Hampton’s, “Kimberly’s Flight: The Story of Captain Kimberly Hampton, America’s First Woman Combat Pilot Killed in Battle,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2013 Vol. 18 No. 4

“Skirted Soldiers: The Women’s Army Corps and Gender Integration of the U.S. Army during WWII,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2012 Vol. 17 No. 4

Review of Melissa McEuen’s, “Making War, Making Women: Femininity and Duty on the American Home Front, 1941-1945,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2012 Vol. 17 No. 4

“Focus: A Far Reaching Voice,” in MilsatMagazine, December 2011, 36-41.

“Fort Monmouth, NJ: From Signal to CECOM LCMC,” in Social Science Docket, Summer-Fall 2011

Review of Doris Milberg’s, “WWII on the Big Screen: 450+ Hollywood Films, 1938-2008,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Summer 2011 Vol. 17 No. 1

“The Communications-Electronics Command Life Cycle Management Command tied to Signal Corps,” in Army Communicator, June 2010 Vol. 35 No. 2

“Fort Monmouth, New Jersey,” in On Point: The Journal of Army History, Spring 2009 Vol. 14 No. 4

“AMC CG’s family, fort past, connected,” in Spectra, February 2009 Issue 2

Select Exhibits

Select Public History Projects:

Oral Historian, “Monmouth Memories.” 2015 – Present, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.

Oral Historian, “Tornado!” January 2022 – September 2022, Harrison Township Historical Society, Mullica Hill, NJ.

Guest Curator/Oral Historian, “Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath.” September 2021 – present, Monmouth County Historical Association, Middletown, NJ.

Curator, “174th Infantry Brigade: Pium in Cuspis.” August 2020-May 2021, US Army, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Faculty Supervisor, “The Julian Abele Project.” September 2020 – present, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.

Faculty Supervisor, “The Dorn-Severini Historic Photography Collection.” January 2020 – May 2020, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.

Guest Co-Curator, “Bruce Springsteen: His Hometown.” September 2019 – August 2021, Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold, NJ.

Author/Narrator, “American Heiresses of the Gilded Age: Dollar Princesses.” October 2019, The Great Courses/Audible.com.

Faculty Supervisor, “Bruce Springsteen: The Journey.” December 2018- June 2019, Murry and Leonie Guggenheim Memorial Library, West Long Branch, NJ.

Guest Curator/Oral Historian, “Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers.” October 2017-present, Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold, NJ.

Faculty Supervisor, “WWI Centennial Exhibit.” April 2017- January 2018, Murry and Leonie Guggenheim Memorial Library, West Long Branch, NJ. Research Associate/Oral Historian, “Battery Lewis.” March 2015-October 2015, Monmouth County Park System, Lincroft, NJ.

Multimedia

Presentations/Invited Talks

“I Looked Up and There Was the Sky: The 2021 Mullica Hill Tornado,” Harrison Township Historical Society, September 2022

“Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath,” The Parker Homestead, September 2022

“Hello Girls Get the Message Through,” The Questors, August 2022

“Hello Girls Get the Message Through,” Morven Museum and Garden, August 2022

“Fort Monmouth: 1917-2011,” InfoAge Science and History Museums, July 2022

“Hello Girls Get the Message Through,” Seabrook Village, July 2022

“Fort Monmouth: 10+ Years Post-Closure,” Monmouth County Genealogy Society, May 2022

“Basics of Oral History,” The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) NJ Caucus, April 2022

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Dollar Princesses,” Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association, March 2022

“Hello Girls Get the Message Through,” Liberty Hall Museum, March 2022

“Hello Girls Get the Message Through,” InfoAge Science and History Museums, March 2022

“Women and the US Army,” US Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, March 2022

“Hello Girls Get the Message Through,” Point Pleasant Historical Society, March 2022

“Hello Girls Get the Message Through,” Parsippany Public Library, March 2022

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Dollar Princesses,” Eatontown Historical Society, March 2022

“Paradoxical Paradise Combs Archives and Memories to Document and Interpret the Untold Past,” with Kay Harris, African American Intellectual History Society, Virtual, March 2022

“When the Community is the Classroom: Archaeology and Public History at the Parker Homestead and Christ Church, Monmouth County, New Jersey,” with Dr. Richard Veit, Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, January 2022

“Publishing in NJ History,” NJ Historical Commission Annual Conference, Virtual, November 2021

“Hello Girls Get the Message Through,” Ocean County Historical Society, May 2021

“Paradoxical Paradise: Asbury Park (An African American Oral History and Mapping Project),” Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Spring Conference, Virtual, April 2021

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Dollar Princesses,” Liberty Hall Museum, March 2021

“Hello Girls Get the Message Through,” Parsippany Public Library, March 2021

“Camp Albocondo: Then and Now,” Ocean County Historical Society, September 2020

“’No (repeat no) funds will be available to Traditions Committee’: A Case Study in Memorialization Logistics,” Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Boston, 2020

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Dollar Princesses,” Hawks @ Home series, May 2020

“Monmouth County’s Own Hidden Figures:  NJ’s Fort Monmouth Once Touted as the ‘Black Brain Center’ of the U.S.,” CHHANGE Symposium, Brookdale Community College, May 2020

“Ocean County Women and the Vote,” Lake Ridge Women’s Club, March 2020

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Dollar Princesses,” Parsippany Public Library, March 2020

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Dollar Princesses,” Monmouth County Park System, “History on Tap” series, March 2020

“My Hometown: A Song of Collaboration,” CoLAB 2020 -An Education & Networking Event for Non-Profit Leaders, Asbury Park, NJ, February 2020

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Dollar Princesses,” Pennington Public Library, January 2020

“People as Places, People in Places” Monmouth University’s Sixth Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Race, Monmouth University, NJ, November 2019 (Panel Chair)

“Memory and Oral Histories,” Monmouth University’s Sixth Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Race, Monmouth University, NJ, November 2019 (Panel Chair)

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Monmouth County Archives, October 2019

“4 Centuries of Monmouth County Women: A Panel Discussion,” Monmouth County Archives, October 2019

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Colts Neck Historical Society, October 2019

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair, September 2019

“Springsteen: His Hometown: An Exhibit Preview,” Seaview Village, September 2019

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Women’s Club, Little Silver, September 2019

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Women’s Club, Wall Township, May 2019

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” The Sandpipers, May 2019

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” 4 Seasons Adult Living Community, May 2019

“Fort Monmouth NJ in WWI and WWII,” Twin Lights Historical Society,” April 2019

“Springsteen: His Hometown: An Exhibit Preview,” Point Pleasant Historical Society, April 2019

“Springsteen: His Hometown: An Exhibit Preview,” Middletown Public Library, March 2019

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Moorestown Historical Society, March 2019

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Brick Township Historical Society, March 2019

“Monmouth County’s Own Hidden Figures:  NJ’s Fort Monmouth Once Touted as the ‘Black Brain Center’ of the U.S.,” Marlboro Free Public Library, March 2019

“Remember Me: The Beatles in/as Oral History,” The Beatles’ The White Album: An International Symposium, Monmouth University, November 2018 (Panel Chair)

“’The almighty dollar will buy you, you bet/ A superior class of coronet’: Biographical Sketches of NJ’s Gilded Age ‘Dollar Princesses,’” NJ Historical Commission Annual Conference, Monmouth University, November 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Tower Hill Luncheon, November 2018

“Fort Monmouth, NJ: 1917-2011,” Foundations, November 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” The Questors, November 2018

“’The almighty dollar will buy you, you bet/ A superior class of coronet’: Biographical Sketches of N.J.’s Gilded Age ‘Dollar Princesses,’” NJ Historical Commission Annual Conference, Monmouth University, November 2018

“The Bruce Springsteen Archive and Center for American Music as Learning Laboratory,” NJ Historical Commission Annual Conference, Monmouth University, November 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Monmouth Museum, October 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Historical Society of Ocean Grove, September 2018

“’If you really want to do something, go for it:’ Admiral Michelle Howard and the pioneering women who came before her,” Old Baldy Civil War Roundtable, September 2018

“Fort Monmouth, NJ: 1917-2011,” Little Silver Library, July 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, June 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Seabrook Village, May 2018

“Monmouth Racetrack and the Jersey Derby,” Point Pleasant Historical Society, May 2018

“Monmouth County’s Own Hidden Figures:  NJ’s Fort Monmouth Once Touted as the ‘Black Brain Center’ of the U.S.,” CHHANGE Symposium, Brookdale Community College, May 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” New Leaf Tea Room, April 2018

“The Bruce Springsteen Archive and Center for American Music as Learning Laboratory,” Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town: An International Symposium, Monmouth University, April 2018 (Panel Organizer/Chair)

“Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI,” NJ Daughters of the American Revolution Annual Convention (Keynote Speaker), April 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Union Landing Historical Society, April 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Middletown Historical Society, April 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Long Branch Public Library, April 2018

“Classroom Conduits: Creating and Interpreting Student Oral History Projects,” Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Spring Conference, American University, Washington, DC, March 2018 (Panel Chair)

“Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI,” Long Branch Public Library, March 2018

“The Golden Age of Film,” Brandywine Senior Living Facility, March 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Lake Ridge Women’s Club, March 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Brandywine Senior Living Facility, February 2018

“Monmouth County’s Own Hidden Figures:  NJ’s Fort Monmouth Once Touted as the ‘Black Brain Center’ of the U.S.,” Monmouth County Library- Eastern Branch, February 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Ocean County Historical Society, January 2018

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” The Questors, January 2018

“Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI,” Hoboken Historical Museum, December 2017

“’If you really want to do something, go for it:’ Admiral Michelle Howard and the pioneering women who came before her,” 1719 William Trent House Museum, November 2017

“’And they had the air raid, and we didn’t care. We was still out there cooking that chicken:’ Food, Film, and the WWII GI,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2017

“Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI,” NJ Historical Commission Annual Conference, Rowan University, November 2017

“A Crowdsourced Commemoration of ‘the Great War’,” NJ Historical Commission Annual Conference, Rowan University, November 2017

“Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI,” Tower Hill luncheon, October 2017

“The Assassination of President Garfield,” Monmouth University Business Council, September 2017

“The World’s Fair: Relevant or Relegated to the Museum?” Brandywine Senior Living Facility, May 2017

“’We Were from New York and we didn’t take any crap from anybody’: Harlem and the 369th in WWII,” Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Spring Conference, Columbia University, April 2017

“Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI,” Battle of the Bulge Veterans of NJ luncheon, April 2017

“Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI,” Parker Homestead, April 2017

“What Do You Believe: Conspiracy Theories,” Brandywine Senior Living Facility, April 2017

“Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI,” Union Landing Historical Society, April 2017

“American Women and Royal Marriages: the Economic Implications of Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Point Pleasant Historical Society, March 2017

“Hidden Figures: African American Scientists at Fort Monmouth and Camp Evans,” InfoAge Science History Learning Center, February 2017

“American Women and Royal Marriages: the Economic Implications of Real-Life ‘Lady Coras’,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, November 2016

“The Military Presence in Norman Mailer’s Long Branch,” Norman Mailer Society Conference, Monmouth University, NJ, September 2016

“Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI,” Squan Historical Society, June 2016

“Oral History and Historic Site Interpretation at Battery Lewis,” Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Spring Conference, The Hagley Museum, April 2016

“Fort Monmouth, NJ, and WWI,” Point Pleasant Historical Society, April 2016

“American Women and Royal Marriages: NJ’s Real-Life Lady Coras,” Middletown Public Library, March 2016

Welcome Address, Battle of the Bulge Veterans of NJ luncheon, November 2015

“Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County, and WWI,” Middletown Public Library, November 2015

“‘This Manifest Indignity: Hollywood’s Portrayal of Women at War in the WWII Era,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2015

Keynote speaker, “Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County, and WWI,” 19th annual Monmouth County Archives and History Day, Monmouth County Archives, Manalapan, NJ, October 2015

Panel Chair, “New Jersey and Race,” Monmouth University’s Fourth Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Race, Monmouth University, NJ, April 2015

“‘This manifest indignity:’ Hollywood’s Portrayal of Women in the Military in the WWII era,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2014

Get the Message Through: Women Have Rights, Too,” Peace History Society Conference, Georgian Court College, NJ, October 2014

“”The manner…in which some of these kids act is just appalling to me:” Oral Histories of Student Veterans at Monmouth University,” Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Spring Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2014

“’It was important that the soldiers got it first:’ Atlantic City’s Salt Water Taffy Comforts Generations of Servicemen and Women,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, November 2013

William Blair: Flying Under the Radar No More,” The Society for History in the Federal Government/ Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Joint Conference, College Park, MD, April 2013

“‘Eating it Like a Sissy:’ The Often Gendered Reactions to Variations of the Cheesesteak,” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2011

“The Relocation of the U.S. Army CECOM,” Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region Spring Conference 2011, Philadelphia, PA, May 2011

“A National ‘Black Brain Center’ Nestled in Post-WWII NJ,” 25th Annual New Jersey History Conference, Trenton, NJ, November 2008

“’The Simple Headquarters of a Grant or Lee Were Gone Forever:’ Gender Integration as an Exigency of Modern Warfare,” 5th International Peace History Society Conference, Georgian Court College, NJ, October 2007

“Team Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in Southwest Asia,” Conference of Army Historians, Arlington, VA, August 2007

“’Pollyanna’ Perseveres: An Analysis of the Coping Mechanisms Employed By Women Integrating Into the U.S. Army during WWII,” 9th Annual Women’s History Conference, Sarah Lawrence College, NY, March 2007

“’Skirted Soldiers’ Get the Message Through: An Analysis of the Gender Integration of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, World War II,” 15th Annual Women and Society Conference, Marist College, NY, November 2006

Awards

Preservation NJ Award of Recognition, 2022

Selected for inclusion in To Preserve and Protect: Profiles of People Who Recorded the History and Heritage of Monmouth County, NJ, 2020

NJ Historical Commission Award of Recognition, 2018

U.S. Army CECOM Command Sergeant Major’s Coin for Excellence, July 2010 and August 2008

Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, June 2010

U.S. Army Commander’s Coin for Excellence, May 2010 and December 2009

First Place, U.S. Army Materiel Command Keith L. Ware journalism competition, 2009

Department of the Army commendation for Level 1 Performance, December 2009, June 2008, and April 2007

Commander’s Two Star note for Performance, October and July 2009

Second Place, U.S. Army Installation Management Agency Northeast Region Keith L. Ware journalism competition, 2008 and 2004

MU History and Anthropology Department’s Outstanding Graduate Scholar in History for the 2006-2007 academic year

U.S. Army Garrison Commander’s Coin and Note, 2006

Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, 2006 and 2005

Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans Employee of the Quarter, Junior Category, First Quarter Fiscal Year 2006

Third Place, U.S. Army Installation Management Agency Northeast Region Keith L. Ware journalism competition, 2005

U.S. Army Garrison Commander’s Coin and Note, 2005

MU Honors Program Award for Scholarship and Career Development, April 2005

Past Member, Phi Alpha Theta; Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Eta Sigma; and Lambda Sigma Tau National Honor Societies

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • Museum and Archives Management Basics – HS 317
  • The Vietnam Era – HS 333
  • Western Civilization in World Perspective II – HS 102

2022 Summer B

  • Business and Economic Development of the United States – HS 310

2022 Spring

  • Introduction to Public History – HS 212
  • United States History II – HS 202
  • Western Civilization in World Perspective II – HS 102

2021 Fall

  • Business and Economic Development of the United States – HS 310
  • Oral History – HS 312
  • Readings and Research in History – HS 399
  • Western Civilization in World Perspective II – HS 102

2021 Summer B

  • Business and Economic Development of the United States – HS 310

2021 Spring

  • Exploring History and Heritage Sites – HS 314
  • Readings and Research in History – HS 399
  • The Vietnam Era – HS 333
  • Western Civilization in World Perspective II – HS 102

2020 Fall

  • Business and Economic Development of the United States – HS 310
  • Museum and Archives Management Basics – HS 317
  • Readings and Research in History – HS 399
  • Western Civilization in World Perspective II – HS 102

2020 Summer B

  • Business and Economic Development of the United States – HS 310

2020 Spring

  • Business and Economic Development of the United States – HS 310
  • Introduction to Public History – HS 212
  • Readings and Research in History – HS 399

2019 Fall

2019 Summer A

  • Business and Economic Development of the United States – HS 310

2019 Spring

  • Business and Economic Development of the United States – HS 310
  • Exploring History and Heritage Sites – HS 314
  • Readings and Research in History – HS 399

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Business and Economic Development of the United States (HS 310)
  • Exploring History and Heritage Sites (HS 314)
  • First Year Seminar (FY 101)
  • History and Hollywood (FYHS 106)
  • Introduction to Public History (HS 212)
  • Museum and Archives Management Basics (HS 317)
  • Oral History (HS 312)
  • Readings and Research in History (HS 399, HS 499)
  • The Vietnam Era (HS 333)
  • United States History II (HS 202)
  • Western Civilization in World Perspective II (HS 102)