Ph.D. in History, Ohio State University, 2011
M.A. in History, Ohio State University, 2007
Certificate in Mandarin Chinese, Fudan University, 2007
B.A. in History and Individualized Major in Global Governance, Indiana University, 2005
I have served as the Assistant Director of Study Abroad since June 2016, although I started at Kansas State University in August 2012 when I became the office's Curriculum Integration Advisor. In Fall 2014, I also became the Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator and began teaching LEAD 502 - Global Citizenship, a course that explores the ethical dimensions of intercultural experiences. The course is now part of the Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost CAT Community, a first-year experience program that last year included a study tour to Hong Kong and in Spring 2017 will travel to Paris. Before moving to Kansas, I was an adjunct lecturer in history at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where I also received my M.A. and Ph.D. in U.S. international history; and attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where I earned my B.A. in history and global governance. I served as an intern in Parliament of Canada on a faculty-led program in Summer 2003 and studied Mandarin Chinese at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, in Summer 2007. Originally from Northwest Indiana, I spent much of my childhood in and around Chicago. I now live in Manhattan with my partner, Leigh E. Fine, who serves as an Assistant Professor in the Staley School of Leadership Studies; and my very sociable cat, Chico.