The collaborative research project Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present sheds new light on the entrepreneurial and economic capacity of immigrants by investigating the German-American example in the United States. It traces the lives, careers and business ventures of eminent German-American business people of roughly the last two hundred and ninety years, integrating the history of German-American immigration into the larger narrative of U.S. economic and business history.
- M.L.S, State University of New York at Albany, 1995
- M.S., Ball State University, 1992
- B.A., Saint Bonaventure University, 1989
- American inventors and invention
- History of science and technology and health care related collections
- Archival arrangement and description
- Archival studies, Special emphasis on archival internships
Archivist. Process (arrange and describe) invention-related collections, unit representative and liaison for ArchivesSpace (EAD), coordinate the Lemelson Center archival internship, the Lemelson Center’s Travel to Collections Awards Program, and the Archives Center's Internship Program.
- Collaborative Smithsonian EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Project
- Inventive Minds: Everyone Is Inventive (July 2015-August 2016) Featured the stories of diverse historic and contemporary inventors.
- Inventive Minds: Inventing Green (September 2016-August 2017) Featured the stories of historic and contemporary inventors whose work on socially-responsible technologies creates profound change for the common good.
- Access! Everyrone! Everywhere! Elaine Ostroff and the Universal Design Movement (December 2016-March 2017)
- Watching Mr. Wizard: Innovation in Science Education (May 2015 to September 2015)
- Doodles, Drafts and Designs: Two Centuries of Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian (August 2001-October 2001) Moravian College, Payne Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, Exhibition traveled under the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) for 5 years.
- Society of Ameican Achivists
- Mid-Atlantic Regional Achives Conference
Discusses the donation and significance of the Newman Darby archives to the Archives Center.
Illustrates and provides a brief overview of the life of William F. Friedman.