M.A., Museum Studies, George Washington University, 1983
M.A., American History, University of New Mexico, 1979
Bachelor of University Studies, University of New Mexico, 1974
Labor, reform movements, and political history.
- Democracy in America
- Documentation of contemporary political issues
- Civil rights history
- Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963, NMAH (in partnership with the Nationa Museum of African American History and Culture), December 2012 - September 2014: Co-curator
- Jefferson's Bible, NMAH, Novemeber 2011 - April 2012: Co-curator
- A Letter from George Washington, Novemeber 30, 1785, NMAH, February 2010-May 2010
- Black History Month Case, White House, February 2010: Curator
- Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life, NMAH, January 2009 - January 2011; Curator
- Gettysburg Address, NMAH, November 2008 - January 2009; Curator
- La Causa: The Delano Grape Strike of 1965-1970, NMAH, September 2005 - January 2006; Curator.
- From Selma to Montgomery: The 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights March, NMAH, March - September 2005, Curator.
- Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education, NMAH, opened May 2004; Project Director and Co-curator.
- The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden, NMAH, November 2000 (permanent installation); Traveling version, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services, February 2002–2005, Co-curator.
- Communities in a Changing Nation: American Life in the 19th Century, NMAH, February 1999 (permanent installation); Co curator.
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820–Present, NMAH, April –November 1998; Simon Wiesenthal Center, Museum of Tolerance, November 1999–March 2000; Co-curator.
- We the People: Winning the Vote, NMAH, September 1996“ October 2000; Co curator.
- FDR, NMAH, September–November 1996; Curator.
- UNITE, NMAH, August - September 1995; Curator.
- Images of Steel, NMAH, October 1994–January 1995; Co curator.
- Cesar Chavez, An Enduring Spirit, 1927–1993, NMAH, September 1993 - present; Co-curator.
- Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front, 1941–1945, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services, July 1993–1995; at NMAH July 1995–present; Small-format version, 1994– present, Co-curator.
- Who's in Charge: Workers and Managers in the United States, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services, August, 1992–1995; Co-curator.
- Workers & Managers: The Crises of Control in American Manufacturing, NMAH, October 1989 May 1990; Department of Labor, June October 1990; Co curator.
- Badges of Pride: Symbols and Images of American Labor, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services, March 1989 April 1991; Curator.
- Symbols and Images of American Labor, NMAH, January September 1988; Curator.
- “Which Side are You On?”: Organized Labor in America, NMAH, November 1986–January 1987; Curator.
Selected Public Programs:
- “Mobilizing Consumers for Social Justice: Past, Present, and Future” A National Consumers League Colloquium co-sponsored with NMAH, at NMAH, May 20, 1999 Co-organizer.
- “No Sweat University: Labor Standards and Code of Conduct,” co-sponsored with the Department of Labor, at NMAH, October 6 1998, Co-organizer.
- “Wages and Jobs in an Era of Downsizing,u201D conference at NMAH, May, 1996, Co-organizer.
- “Preserving Material Culture in Labor Archives and Museum,u201D conference at the George Meany Memorial Archives, November 1995, Co-organizer.
- “Struggle for Justice: A Tribute to Cesar Chavez,” evening program at NMAH, September 1993, Co-organizer.
- “Bread and Roses: Labor Traditions in Music and Art,” evening program at NMAH, September 1990, Co-organizer.
- “Workers & Managers,” A series of evening programs including symposium and films on the changing relationship between labor and management, December 1989 February 1990; Co organizer.
- “Ralph: Larger than Life on the Small Screen,” evening program at NMAH, April 1988, Co-organizer.
- “A Century of Struggle: An Exploration of Work, Technology and Culture in Industrial America,” Program included conference, industrial craft demonstrations, music and film programs, NMAH, November 1986; Co organizer.
- Federal Design Achievement Award, Presidential Design Awards, 1995 Presented for work on the exhibition, Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front, 1941–1945.
- Swedish Institute Grant, 1984. For the study of Sweden's contemporary documentation program, SAMDOK.
- George Washington University Fellowship, 1981. Support for study at the National Museum of American History.