My focus is Central and Southern Appalachian historical archaeology. My work explores early 20th-century company coal towns, and explores the entanglement of material culture (the everyday goods that populate our lives) with persistent stereotypes and narratives about the Appalachian region.
I am a full-time Lecturer in UK's Lewis Honors College, where I'm currently teaching HON 101: The Individual and Society and HON 251: Material Culture & Appalachia. I'm also an affiliated faculty member with the UK Appalachian Center.
I administer the UK Appalachian Center's Coal Camp Documentary Project, a collaborative documentation effort focusing on company coal towns in Kentucky's 54 Appalachian counties. https://appalachianprojects.as.uky.edu/coal-camps
I own three original series Star Trek uniforms and wear them regularly, and enjoy developing cheesecake recipes.
- Appalachian Center
- University of Kentucky Appalachian Center
- Lewis Honors College
- Appalachian Studies Association