Ph.D., U.S. History and Women's Studies Certificate, Department of History, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (GSUC/CUNY), February 2004
B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, History and Women's Studies, Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., May 1990
High honors U.S. history thesis: "The Evolution of the Vaudeville Show: How Big Business Stole the Show"
Associate Editor, Reviews in American History (published by Johns Hopkins University Press) August 1997–February 2009
Adjunct lecturer, Baruch College and City College, CUNYAssociate Editor, Reviews in American History (published by Johns Hopkins University Press) August 1997–February 2009
Professional Affiliations and Service Coordinator, Los Angeles History & Metro Studies Group, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.
Member, American Historical Association; Organization of American Historians; Society for Cinema and Media Studies; Western Association of Women Historians; Coordinating Council for Women in History; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Beta Kappa.
Chair, Department of History, U of R (July 2013–July 2016); Member, Advisory board, Women's and Gender Studies program, U of R (2010–2015); Visual Media Studies program, U of R (2010–); College of Arts and Sciences Writing Advisory, U of R (2012–); Bulldog Weekly student newspaper advisory, U of R (2008–2013); Board of trustees, Lincoln Memorial Association (LMA), Redlands, CA, (2013–), LMA vice president, (2015–).
HIST 122: American Civilization II
HIST 229: U.S. History on Film
HIST 321: Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 324: Cold War America
HIST 328: Gender, Media, and U.S. Culture
HIST 360: The Great Depression
HIST 490: Senior Capstone Seminar
First-year seminar29/Proudian Honors Seminar 395: Gossip: Gender, Media, U.S. History
"The Mightiest Publicity Powers on Earth": The Rise of the Hollywood Press Corps in Mid-Twentieth-Century America, manuscript under revision.
Mary Pickford: Hollywood and the New Woman (Westview Press, 2016). https://westviewpress.com/books/mary-pickford/
When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in United States History, co-edited with Jennifer Frost (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
“‘At Least a Dozen Joan Crawfords’: Gender Ideology in Classical Hollywood Film Journalism, 1925-1940,” in Mapping Movie Magazines, ed. Daniel Biltereyst and Liesbeth Van de Vijver (forthcoming in 2017 from Palgrave/MacMillan).
“Spectacular Manhood and Girlhood: Celebrity Studies and Girlhood Studies Come of Age,” American Studies (forthcoming in summer 2016).
“‘The Antithesis of the Film Magnate’: Irving Thalberg and the Politics of Ethno-Religious Identity in Early Hollywood,” Jewish Culture and History 17 (April 2016): 1-14.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1462169X.2016.1169611?journalCode=rjch20
“Classical Hollywood as Public Sphere: The Case of Citizen Kane,” in Imagination and the Public Sphere, ed. Susan Cumings (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publications, 2012).
"Gossip as News: On Modern U.S. Celebrity Culture and Journalism History" in History Compass 10:6 (June 2012): 467-82.
Selected Media Appearances and Conference Presentations
Commentator: C-Span American History TV, A&E Network’s Biography series, New York Times, French Buzzfeed.com, The Cut@nymag.com, New Books Network podcast, divinecaroline.com.
“Votes for Women in the American West: The New Woman and the Suffrage Movement in California and in Print and Early Film Culture,” Library volunteer lecture series, The Huntington Institute, May 2016 and AAUW members luncheon, U of R, November 2016.
"The Classroom as Critical Cinema: Pedagogical Uses of Film,” roundtable chair/moderator, Pacific Coast Branch-American Historical Association, August 2016.
“Watching Mary Pickford: Gender and Class in Early Hollywood,” brown bag matinee presentation, Western Association of Women Historians, May 2016.
Organizer and moderator, The Lincoln Memorial Shrine/University of Redlands Civil War Student Research Symposium, Lincoln Memorial Shrine, Redlands, CA, April 2016.
“When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History,” Organization of American Historians conference, April 2015.
“‘Always a Man’s Job’: Broadway Gossip Columnist as Mid-Century Celebrity and Journalist,” Gender, Race & Representation in Media Conference, Cornell University, Oct. 2013.
"Cultivating Film Culture: Programming Art, Foreign, and Independent Film," Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, March 2011.
University of Redlands, Outstanding Research Award, 2015
University of Redlands, Outstanding Teaching Award, 2009
University of Redlands, Faculty Research Grant, 2007–8 through 2015–6
Historical Society of Southern California/Haynes Research Stipend, Summer 2006, Summer 2010