Special Projects

Student Research and Engagement

Undergraduate Honors College course – CSI UNCG: Interrogating University History, Uncovering Stories, and Communicating the Past (Spring 2018). Course is scheduled to be taught again in Spring 2021.

Mentor for Undergraduate Researcher – mentored Abigail Knight (undergraduate student) as she carried out independent research focused on the impacts of the 1918 influenza pandemic at UNC Greensboro, UNC Chapel Hill, and NC State. Work was featured on the UNCG website, and Abigail received 1st place in Humanities at UNCG’s Undergraduate Research Expo for her presentation “War on the Homefront: Responses to the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 at Three North Carolina Colleges.”

Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office Faculty Fellow (Spring 2021) – my fellowship will focus on encouraging and facilitating undergraduate research in University Archives, with a focus on virtual engagement.

UNC Undergraduate Research Award (Spring 2018) – received funding from the UNC System for project “Enhancing Digital Storytelling Skills in Undergraduate Students.”

Supervised the independent studies, internships, and practicum projects of undergraduate and graduate students focused on:

  • Archival practice in a one-person tribal archives (E.G., graduate student in Library and Information Science, Spring 2021)
  • Redescription and reparative work (S.W., graduate student in Library and Information Science, Spring 2021)
  • Online exhibit focused on legislative history impacting the LGBTQ+ community in the Triad (S.C., graduate student in Public History, Fall 2020-Spring 2021)
  • Online exhibit focused on the Women’s Betterment Association (N.B., graduate student in Public History, Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
  • Creation of research guide and blog post focused on co-education at UNCG (B.H., undergraduate student in History, Fall 2015)
  • Creation of research guide and blog post focused on UNCG during WWII (J.W., undergraduate student in History, Fall 2013)
  • Archival arrangement and description (S.K., graduate student in Library and Information Science, Fall 2013)
  • Creation of online exhibit and blog post focused on UNCG’s literary societies (K.T., undergraduate student in History, Spring 2013)

Guest lectures and archival instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate courses in disciplines including Women’s and Gender Studies, African American and African Diaspora Studies, Kinesiology, Media Studies, Residential Colleges, Library and Information Science, History, and English.

Community Research and Engagement

P2: Pathways and Partnerships, “A Marketing and Tourism Partnership with the Triad Brewing Industry” (2019-2022) – three-year grant partnership bringing together Well Crafted NC, the Bryan School of Business, the Triad Brewers Alliance, and the Beer Law Center to collaboratively develop a marketing plan for the brewing industry in the NC Triad focused on history and stories. Sponsored by the UNC Greensboro Office of Research and Economic Development.

National PLACE Collaboratory: Beloved Community Center Archives Team (2020- ) – provide guidance and recommendations on archival management, oral history, and grant funding as part of a multi-institutional collaborative partnership with Beloved Community Center, UNCG, North Carolina A&T, and the Greensboro History Museum.

UNC Greensboro ICEE Faculty Fellow (2019) – facilitated a series of conversations and training opportunities focused on connecting communities and community-engaged scholars with archivists, archival methodology, and archival tools.

Temple Emanuel Archives Project (2019- ) – collaborate with the Temple Emanuel Archives Committee to process, digitize, and provide access to their historic records. Supervise the work of a graduate student doing preliminary processing work (Spring 2019).

Beer and Brewing History

Well Crafted NC – a UNC Greensboro University Libraries digital project focused on documenting the history of beer and brewing in North Carolina

Women in North Carolina’s Craft Beer Industry – an oral history interview series (Summer 2018)

Brewing History Consortium – founding member of a nationwide group of librarians, archivists, historians, scholars, and others who are actively working to research and document the history of beer and brewing