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Jeffrey W. McClurken

Professor of History & American Studies
Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
jmcclurk (at) umw (dot) edu
540-654-1475
@jmcclurken

 

Professional Experience

Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation, April 2014-present.

Professor of History & American Studies, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.  July 2013-present.

Department Chairperson, August 2008-August 2014.

Associate Professor, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.  August 2007-June 2013.

Assistant Professor, Mary Washington College/University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.  August 2002-August 2007.

Instructor, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA.  Fall 2001-Spring 2002.

Lecturer, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA.  Fall 1999-Spring 2001.

Lecturer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD.  Fall 1999.

Instructor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.  Summer 1998, Summer 1999.

Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.  Fall 1996-Fall 1997.

Research Specialist, Valley of the Shadow Project, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.  Fall 1994-Summer 1995, Summer 1996.  http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow2/

Education

Ph.D., American History, 2003, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Dissertation title:    “After the Battle: Reconstructing the Confederate Veteran Family in Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia, 1860-1900”

M.A., American History, 1997, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Fields of Study:  Nineteenth-Century America, American South, British Colonial America, American Social and Cultural History (subfield in the History of Education), History of American Technology

B.A., History, 1994, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA.

Book, Chapters, And Articles

Moon, Krystyn L. and Jeffrey W. McClurken, “Making Assessment Work for You.” Journal of American History, Forthcoming.

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “Digital Literacy and the Undergraduate Curriculum,” In Hacking the Academy. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2011 (e-book), 2013 (print volume). Available online at http://www.digitalculture.org/hacking-the-academy/hacking-teaching/#teaching-mcclurken

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “Review essay of Richmond Daily Dispatch and Mining the Dispatch.” Journal of American History 99 (June 2012): 386-388.

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “Archives & Teaching Undergraduates in a Digital Age.” In A Different Kind of Web: New Connections between Archives and Our Users, edited by Kate Theimer.  Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2011.

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “Teaching and Learning with Omeka: Discomfort, Play, and Creating Public, Online, Digital Collections,” in Learning through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy, edited by Trebor Schultz. New York: The New School and the MacArthur Foundation, 2011.  Also available online at http://learningthroughdigitalmedia.net/teaching-and-learning-with-omeka-discomfort-play-and-creating-public-online-digital-collections

McClurken, Jeffrey W. ‘Take Care of the Living’: Reconstructing the Confederate Veteran Family in Virginia. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2009 (print and e-book versions). [Nominated for the Library of Virginia Literary award and the Jefferson Davis Award of the Museum of the Confederacy.]

Little, Julie K. and Carie Page, with Kristen Betts, Stephanie Boone, Patrick Faverty, Tanya Joosten, Beth Kiggins, Jessica Knott, Erin Long, Alana J. Mauger, Jeffrey McClurken, Maureen McCreadie, Nils Peterson, and Celeste M. Schwartz, “Charting the Course and Tapping the Community: The EDUCAUSE Top Teaching and Learning Challenges 2009.” EDUCAUSE Review 44, no. 3 (May/June 2009): 30-44. http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume44/ChartingtheCourseandTappingthe/171775.

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “American Civil War History.”  Chapter in The History Highway: A 21st-Century Guide to Internet Resources, edited by Dennis Trinkle and Scott Merriman, 317-324.  Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2006; e-book version, 2007.  [Reprinted in The American History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources on U.S., Canadian, and Latin American History, edited by Dennis Trinkle and Scott Merriman.  Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2007.]

McClurken, Jeffrey W., and Jerry Slezak.  “Research-Based Web Sites: Students Creating Online Scholarship.”  Journal of the Association of History and Computing 9 (October 2006) http://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jahc/3310410.0009.203.

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “George Washington Dame.” Dictionary of Virginia Biography, v. 3, Richmond, VA: Library of Virginia, 2006.

Works in Progress

Murder at the Asylum: Poisoning, Politics, Pinkertons, and Psychology in Late Nineteenth-Century Virginia, book project in progress.

“Public,” Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, Curated Sources on Digitally Enabled Pedagogy for the Modern Language Association, https://github.com/curateteaching/digitalpedagogy/blob/master/keywords/public.md. Currently undergoing public peer review.

Public Writing & Editing

Honors, Internal Grants, and Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Teaching with Technology, State Council for Higher Education of Virginia, 2014.
  • Affiliated Faculty, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, 2010-present.
  • J. Christopher “Topher” Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award, UMW, 2012
  • Listed in the Princeton Review’s The 300 Best Professors, 2012.
  • Banner Lecture, Virginia Historical Society, 2010.
  • Teaching Excellence Lecture, UMW Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning, 2010.
  • UMW Supplemental Faculty Development Grants, 2007-2014.
  • UMW/MWC Faculty Development Grants, 2004, 2007.
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus Merit Award, Mary Washington College Alumni Association, 2003.
  • MWC Supplemental Faculty Development Grant, 2002.
  • Full History Department Fellowship and Stipend, Johns Hopkins University, 1995-1999.
  • Mellon Fellow, Virginia Historical Society, 1997.

Professional Scholarly Presentations

“Imagining Digital Scholarship and Learning at Marquette,” invited plenary speaker, October 2015, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

“Integrating Digital Humanities into Undergraduate History Courses,” invited talk, Sept. 2015, University of Colorado-Boulder.

“Digital Humanities and Teaching,” invited panelist at the Organization of American Historians Conference, April 2015, St. Louis, MO.

“The JAH in the Digital Age,” invited panelist at the Organization of American Historians Conference, April 2015, St. Louis, MO.

“Claiming One Future for Digital Humanities: Undergraduate Learning, Creation, & Ownership,” plenary address at Exploring the Digital Medium: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Humanities, February 2015, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

“Crafting a Digital Identity,” organized and presented session at EduCon 2.7, January 2015, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA.

“Century America,” invited panelist for the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Conference, January 2015, Washington, DC.

“Digital Pedagogy for History: Domain of One’s Own and History Classes,” invited panelist for the American Historical Association Conference, January 2015, New York, NY.

“Advanced Digital Pedagogy,” invited workshop leader as part of the American Historical Association pre-conference workshop on “Getting Started in Digital History,” January 2015, New York, NY.

“Outward-facing Teaching and Learning,” invited presentation at OpenVA Conference, October 2014, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA.

“Getting into Digital History,” and “Lessons Learned for Military History,” invited panelist at Military & Digital History NEH/ODH Workshop, October 2014, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

“Reach Them and They Will Come: New Approaches for the Archival Educator,” invited panelist, Society of American Archivists, August 2014, Washington, DC.

“Digital Studies in the Undergraduate Classroom,” Plenary Speaker at Truman State Student Research Conference, April 2014, Kirksville, Missouri.

“Murder at the Asylum: A Pinkerton Detective in Readjuster Virginia,” paper presented to the Organization of American Historians Conference, April 2014, Atlanta, Georgia.

“Doing Digital History with Undergraduates,” panelist for the American Historical Association Conference, January 4, 2014, Washington, DC.

“Teaching with Digital Tools,” invited workshop leader as part of the American Historical Association pre-conference workshop on “Getting Started in Digital History,” January 2, 2014, Washington, DC.

“Teaching in the Open,” presenter and panel organizer for the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia’s Open VA Conference, March 7, 2013, Fredericksburg, Virginia. [Postponed to October 15, 2013]

“Minding the Future: Visions of Higher Ed,” moderator at pre-OpenVA Conference, October 14, 2013, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“A SWAT Team for Old Digital Humanities Sites,” session led at Center for History & New Media, George Mason University, June 8, 2013, Fairfax, Virginia.

“WordPress as a Public History Platform,” panelist for the National Council for Public History Conference, April 18, 2013, Ottawa, Canada.

“Undergraduates as Digital Scholars,” panelist for the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Conference, January 24, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia.

“Re-Creating the Mid-Twentieth Century College Classroom using University Archives,” invited presentation for Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, October 26, 2012, Richmond, Virginia.

“Consequences of the Brothers’ War,” invited panel comment at Society of Civil War Historians Conference, June 16, 2012, Richmond, Virginia.

“The Virginia Forum on the Web: Collaborative Crowdsourcing,” co-organized and co-presented at the Seventh Virginia Forum, James Madison University, March 29-31, 2012, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

“Building Bridges: Communities of Practice for K-16,” co-presented at EduCon 2.4, January 28, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Teaching with Social Media,” presentation as part of digital poster session, “Digital Humanities: Digital Methods in Research and Teaching in History,” at the American Historical Association Conference, January 6, 2012, Chicago, Illinois.

“Teaching DH 101: Introduction to the Digital Humanities,” invited panelist for web seminar, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), December 16, 2011, online.

“Jump-starting Your Digital Media Projects: Teaching, Connecting, and Publishing,” co-organized and presented as featured conference session and workshop at the Sixth Virginia Forum, Washington and Lee, March 24, 2011, Lexington, Virginia.

“Murder at the Asylum: Poisoning, Politics, Pinkertons, and Psychology in Late-Nineteenth-Century Virginia,” presented to the Social Research Colloquium, University of Mary Washington, February 23, 2011, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Finding Their Own Way: Student Digital History Projects,” poster session co-organized and presented at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, February 14, 2011, Washington, D.C.

“Collaborative Assessment,” co-presented at EduCon 2.3, January 29, 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Teaching and Learning with Student-Generated, Online, Creative, and Public New Media,” invited keynote presentation at Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, James Madison University, October 8, 2010, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

“Perspectives from the Periphery: Race, Gender, and Politics in the Contested Border South,” invited panel comment at Society of Civil War Historians Conference, June 19, 2010, Richmond, Virginia.

“Confederate Veteran Families in Virginia,” presented as an invited talk in the Banner Lecture Series, Virginia Historical Society, June 10, 2010, Richmond, Virginia.  http://www.vahistorical.org/news/lectures_mcclurken.htm

“Faculty Academy at UMW as Professional Development,” co-presenter, web seminar for New Media Consortium, May 21, 2010, online.

“Digital Tools for Creating an Electronic History of Virginia,” presented at the Fifth Virginia Forum, April 17, 2010, Newport News, Virginia.

“Humanities in the Digital Age,” co-presented at the American Historical Association Conference, January 8, 2010, San Diego, California.  [Full-day session cosponsored by the AHA Research Division.]

“Blogs, Wikis, and Open-Source, Oh My!: Assessing Uses of Digital Tools in Teaching and Learning,” presented at the 10th Conference of the International Society for Scholarship on Teaching and Learning, October 25, 2009, Bloomington, Indiana.

“’Uncomfortable, but Not Paralyzed’: Challenging Traditional Classroom Boundaries with Undergraduates and Digital History,” presented at the 3rd HASTAC Conference, April 21, 2009, Urbana, Illinois.

“Teaching History with Digital Tools: A Roundtable Discussion,” presented at the American Association for History and Computing Conference, April 4, 2009, Fairfax, Virginia.

“Tossing the Term Paper: Integrating Teaching and Research in Online Digital History Projects,” presented at the American Historical Association Conference, January 4, 2009, New York, New York.

“Teaching Undergraduates using Blogs,” invited presentation at WordCamp Ed DC 2008, Center for History & New Media, George Mason University, November 22, 2008, Fairfax, Virginia.

“Saving Virginia’s Confederate Veteran Families: Baptist Churches and Support in Pittsylvania County and Danville,” presented at the Society of Civil War Historians, June 16, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Chair for Panel on “The Centennial of the University of Mary Washington,” presented at the Third Virginia Forum Conference, April 11, 2008, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Comment on Panel on “Violence in the Neighborhood,” presented at the Second Virginia Forum Conference, April 13, 2007, Richmond, Virginia.

“Widows, Wives, and Women Rebuilding the Confederate Veteran Family in the Immediate Postwar Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia,” presented at the Seventh Conference on Southern Women’s History, June 10, 2006, Baltimore, Maryland.

“Adjuncting and Your Career,” presented at the Seventh Conference on Southern Women’s History, June 9, 2006, Baltimore, Maryland.

“Reconstructing the Confederate Veteran Family in Pittsylvania County and Danville: An Analysis of Population Census Records,” presented at the Virginia Forum Conference, April 7-8, 2006, Winchester, Virginia.

“The State, Insanity, and Virginia’s Confederate Veterans and Their Families,” presented at the Southern Historical Association Conference, November 8, 2002, Baltimore, Maryland.

“Local Support Networks after the Civil War:  The Case of William T. Sutherlin and Pittsylvania County’s Veteran Families,” presented at the Southern Intellectual History Circle/Douglass Southall Freeman Civil War Conference, February 23, 2002, Richmond, Virginia.

“Government Aid to Virginia’s Confederate Veterans and Their Families,” presented at The Veteran and American Society Conference, University of Tennessee, November 12, 2000, Knoxville, Tennessee.

“Virginia Women Unionists before the Southern Claims Commission,” presented at the Fifth Conference on Southern Women’s History, June 16, 2000, Richmond, Virginia.

THATCamp Sessions And Workshops

Public History Work Involving Grants

Consultant, Historic Hudson Valley, Slavery in the Colonial North digital project, 2014-2015. Funded by NEH Digital Projects for the Public Discovery Grant.

Co-Organizer, Years of Anguish lecture series, 2009-2015. First three years funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services. Series jointly sponsored by the National Park Service, Fredericksburg Area Museum, and UMW. Most recent event televised on C-SPAN: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/event/210988.

Project Scholar, with Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 2011-2012. Funded by American Library Association/National Endowment for the Humanities grant, “Let’s Talk about It: Making Sense of the American Civil War,” 2011-2012.

Member, Aquia Landing Historical Marker Committee, 2009-2011. Joint project with National Park Service, Stafford County, and Fredericksburg Area Museum, and funded by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Lead University Faculty, Teaching American History Grants, US Department of Education, 2003-2011.

  • Connections to the Past – Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties, Fredericksburg City Schools, 2003-2007.
  • People and Moments in Time – Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Caroline County schools, 2005-2009.
  • Forging Democracy – Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Caroline County schools, 2007-2011.

Book Reviews

McClurken, Jeffrey W. Review of Mending Broken Soldiers:  The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs, by Guy Hasegawa. Civil War History (forthcoming).

________. Review of Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce, and Debt in Civil War Era North Carolina, by David Silkenat. Journal of the Civil War Era 3 (March 2013): 144-146.

________. Review of Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America, by James Marten. Journal of American History 99 (September 2012): 598-599.

________.  Review of The Big House after Slavery: Virginia Plantation Families and Their Postbellum Domestic Experiment, by Amy Feely Morsman. Journal of Southern History 78 (May 2012): 481-483.

________. Review of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, by Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn. Journal of Southern History 77 (August 2011): 734-735.

 ________.  Review of Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age during the Civil War, by Victoria E. Ott.  Journal of American History 96, no. 1 (June 2009): 231-32.

________.  Review of Crucible of War, edited by Gary Gallagher, Edward Ayers, and Andrew Torgut.  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 116, no. 1 (2008): 88-89.

________.  Review of Virginia at War, 1861, edited by William C. Davis and James I. Robertson.  Journal of American History 93 (September 2006): 533-534.

________. Review of Soldiers of Peace: Civil War Pacifism and the Postwar Radical Peace Movement, by Thomas Curran. H-CivWar Discussion List, http://www.h-net.org/reviews/, August 2005.

 ________. Review of Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865, by Stanley Harrold. Maryland Historical Magazine 98 (Summer 2003): 238-240.

________. Review of Southern Rights: Political Prisoners and the Myth of Confederate Constitutionalism, by Mark Neely. H-South Discussion List, http://www.h-net.org/reviews/, January 2001.

________. Review of Parties, Politics, and the Sectional Conflict in Tennessee, 1832-1861, by Jonathan Atkins. Maryland Historical Magazine 92 (Fall 1997): 397-98.

 

Other Professional/Scholarly Activities

Workshops/Consulting

  • Workshop for Marquette History Department, October 2015.
  • Digital Pedagogy Workshop for University of Colorado—Boulder, September 2015.
  • Workshop on Digital Humanities Programs for University of Colorado—Denver, September 2015
  • Digital Humanities Workshop for Elizabethtown College, September 2015.
  • “Integrating Digital Humanities in Pedagogy: Choosing Courses, Learning Objectives and Tools Workshop,” Kansas State University, February 2015.
  • Digital Pedagogy Workshops for Virginia Wesleyan College, February-March 2015.
  • Workshop Leader & Member of Selection Committee, Doing Digital History Summer Institute at GMU-RRCHNM, funded by NEH-Office of Digital Humanities, January-August 2014.
  • Digital Pedagogy Workshop, Holocaust Museum, June 17, 2014
  • Digital Humanities Workshop for Dickinson College, January 10, 2014
  • External Reviewer, History Department, Gettysburg College, 2014.
  • Digital Liberal Arts Workshop for UNC-Ashville, May 22-24, 2013
  • Digital Studies Workshop for Davidson College, May 2, 2013
  • Digital Humanities Workshop for UNC-Ashville, May 21-22, 2013
  • Digital History Workshop for St. Bonaventure History Department, 2012
  • External reviewer, Media Studies/Digital Humanities Program, Davidson College, 2012

Reviewing

  • Reviewer, SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards, 2015.
  • Member, Review board of Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP), 2011-present.
  • NEH Office of Digital Humanities Reviewer, 2012, 2015.
  • NEH Office of Public Projects Reviewer, 2014.
  • Article Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Southern History (2009); Civil War History (2009, 2011); JITP (2012); Journal of American History (2013), Journal of the Civil War Era (Issue reviewer 2014).
  • Book Manuscript Reviewer
    • University of Virginia Press, 2013; Routledge, 2006, 2010; University of Nebraska Press, 2005.
  • EDUCAUSE Program Proposal Reviewer, 2007, 2011.
  • Outside Grant Reviewer, Sam Houston State University, 2010.
  • Digital Humanities Proposal Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2008.
  • Text Reviewer, Bedford Books, 2003, 2005.

Conference Organizing

  • Co-Organizer, THATCamp AHA, with AHA, Kathryn Tomasek, and Lisa Rhody, January 2014.
  • Co-Organizer, THATCamp Virginia, with UVA Scholars’ Lab and Virginia Tech, November 2013.
  • Co-Organizer, THATCamp Virginia, with UMW’s DTLT, the Scholars’ Lab at UVA, and Monticello, December 2010.
  • Co-Organizer, Archiving Social Media Conference, University of Mary Washington & CHNM at George Mason University, October 2010.
  • Member, Virginia Forum 2008 Local Arrangements Committee Chair; 2008 Program Committee.

Academic Organizations

  • Co-Chair, Digital History Working Group, American Historical Association, 2015-2018.
  • Member, Open Virginia Advisory Committee, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 2015-present.
  • Member, Virginia SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) Advisory Committee, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 2015-present.
  • Member, THATCamp Council, 2014-2015.
  • Member, Nominating Committee, Society for Civil War Historians, 2011-2012.
  • Member, Southern Historical Association Membership Committee, 2009-2010, 2011-2012.
  • Member, Willie Lee Rose Book Prize Committee, Southern Association of Women Historians, 2011
  • Member, Virginia Forum Planning Committee, 2006-2013; Virginia Forum Editorial Board, 2009-2013; Virginia Forum Website committee, 2010-2015.

Other Activities

  • Humanities Advisory Board Member, org, January 2015-present
  • Advisory Board Member, Military History and Digital History NEH-ODH-funded workshop, 2013-2014.
  • Digital Content Advisory Board Member, The American Yawp, an openly available American History Textbook, 2014-present.
  • Member, Fredericksburg/Stafford Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, 2008-2015.
  • Contributor to Rübrick Project, Finalist, Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge, Mozilla Foundation, 2010. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Education/Projects/JetpackForLearning/Profiles/Rubrick.

Other Talks and Presentations

“The Civil War on Celluloid,” invited lecture at Smithsonian Museum, July 2015, Washington, DC.

“A Convergence of Ideas and Technology,” co-presented with Jerry Slezak, Association of Collegiate Computing Services, March 2015, Charlottesville, VA.

“Building the ITCC,” poster co-presented at the Leading Change through Innovation and Collaboration conference, December 2014, UVA, Charlottesville, VA.

“What is Digital Humanities?” discussion with IT and Library, Truman State University, April 2014, Kirksville, Missouri.

Panelist for post-screening discussion of special National Park Service preview of PBS’s Civil War: The Untold Story, March 31, 2014, Chatham, VA.

“Years of  Hope, Turmoil and Anger (Women in the 1960s and 1970s),” invited presentation at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center, March 5, 2014, Lorton, VA.

“Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age,” invited Elderstudy presentation, September 25, 2013, Fredericksburg, VA.

“Before the Battle of Fredericksburg,” invited presentation at the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, October 16, 2012, Fredericksburg, Virginia, recorded and televised by C-SPAN: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/309431-1.

“Constructing the Information Age,” co-presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 17, 2012, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Four Years of Digital History,” organized panel and presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 16, 2012, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“History in the Digital Age,” lecture as part of Alumni College, University of Mary Washington, June 1, 2011, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Doing Digital in the Classroom: Planning for a Course with Academic Technologies,” organized panel and presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 11, 2011, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Take Care of the Living,” Virginia Festival of the Book, March 16, 2011, Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Digital History,” invited lecture as part of Alumni College, University of Mary Washington, June 3, 2010, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Digital Fluency, Online Communication, and History and American Studies: One Department’s Engagement with Social Media & Pedagogy,” organized panel and presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 12-13, 2010, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Is Digital Scholarship Really Scholarship?,” presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 12-13, 2010, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Finding Their Own Way: Student Digital History Projects,” organized panel and co-presented with two students at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 12-13, 2010, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“TED@UMW: A First-Year Team-Taught Seminar,” presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 12-13, 2010, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Creating a Scholarly Digital Identity,” presented to UMW Blogs 2.0 Forum, March 10, 2010, Fredericksburg, VA.

“A Class Exhibit: Individual Work toward a Common Online Presentation,” presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 13, 2009, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“A Domain of One’s Own,” presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 13, 2009, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Digital History,” lecture as part of Alumni College, University of Mary Washington, May 28, 2009, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Frederick Douglass:  Slave, Abolitionist, Feminist, Civil Rights Advocate,” (revised), presented to Great Lives: A Biographical Approach to History lecture series, February 12, 2009, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Trains, Steel, the West, and Labor in the Gilded Age,” lecture on behalf of the Organization of American Historians, presented to the Teaching American History Forum, January 30, 2009, Fredericksburg, VA.

“New Media Student Projects: The Digital History Seminar,” presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 13, 2008, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Adopting Instructional Technology: Why or Why Not?,” panelist at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 13, 2008, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Secession, Civil War and Reconstruction in Virginia,” lecture on behalf of the Organization of American Historians, presented to the Teaching American History Forum, Fredericksburg National Military Park, February 4, 2008, Fredericksburg, VA.

“Wikis, Wikis Everywhere,” presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 16, 2007, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“The Civil War Era,” presented to the Teaching American History Forum, Spotsylvania Government Center, February 24, 2007, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Teaching with Tablet PCs,” presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 16-17, 2006, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Images of American Women, 1890s-1920s,” presented to the Teaching American History Forum, Old Shiloh Baptist Church, April 2006, Fredericksburg, VA.

“Research-Based Web Sites: Students Creating Online Scholarship,” presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 10-11, 2005, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Reconstructing the Veteran Family: Returning Civil War Soldiers and Postwar Daily Life,” lecture on behalf of the Organization of American Historians, presented to the Teaching American History Forum, Fredericksburg National Military Park, October 26, 2004, Fredericksburg, VA.

“Online Historical Scholarship: An Exploration of the Possibilities and Perils of Creating Student (and Faculty) Work for the Web,” presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 11, 2004, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Frederick Douglass:  Slave, Abolitionist, Feminist, Civil Rights Leader,” presented to Great Lives: A Biographical Approach to History lecture series, March 11, 2004, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“More Lessons Learned in Developing Web Site Projects for History,” presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 20, 2003, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“Lessons Learned in Developing Web Site Projects for History 200 – American Technology and Culture,” presented at the Faculty Academy on Instructional Technology, May 14, 2002, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

 

Professional Affiliations

American Historical Association
EDUCAUSE
Organization of American Historians
Society for the History of Technology
Society of Civil War Historians
Southern Historical Association
Southern Association for Women Historians
Virginia Historical Society

Campus Committee Service

Digitally Related Committees

• Provost’s Academic Affairs Council, 2014-present
• Presidential Technology Advisory Council, 2012-present; Founding Chair, 2012-2014.
• University Distance and Blended Learning Committee, 2014-present.
• Presidential Scheduling System Selection Task Force, Co-Chair, 2013-2014.
• Convergence Center Planning Committee, 2010-2014; Chair of ITCC Building Users Group, 2014-present.
• Alumni Survey Committee, 2010-present.
• Digital & Information Fluency QEP planning subcommittee, Convener, 2010-2011.
• Monroe Hall Renovation Committee, 2008-2011.
• Year of the Digital Campus Planning Committee, 2009-2010.
• University Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 2008-2009. Subcommittee on Academic Technologies and Libraries. Liaison to Alumni Relations.
• Zotero Event Planning Group, Chair, 2009.
• University Ad-hoc Social Networking Initiatives Committee, 2008-2009.
• Institutional Review Board, 2005-2008.
• Provost’s Ad-hoc University Committee on Digital Initiatives, Chair, 2008.
• University Photo Resources Committee, 2006-2008.
• Teaching and Learning Technologies Roundtable, 2003-2007. Member of Executive Committee, 2003-2005, 2006-2007.
• Campus Academic Resources Committee, 2002-2005. Chair, 2003-2004.

Search Committees

• Search Committee for Executive Director of DTLT, Chair, 2015.
• Search Committee for ITCC Building/Digital Auditorium Manager, Chair, 2014-2015.
• Search Committee for SAPTTI/QEP Admin Assistant, 2014.
• Search Committee for Digital Resources Librarian, 2013.
• Search Committee for American Studies/US History, Chair, 2013
• Search Committee for UMW Director of Digital Communications, 2013.
• Search Committee for American Colonial History, 2012-2013.
• Search Committee for James Farmer Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2010-2011, 2012-2013.
• Search Committee for US Early Republic/Antebellum, Chair, 2011-2012.
• Search Committee for Teaching and Learning Technologies ITS in the humanities, 2011-2012.
• Search Committee for James Monroe Papers Assistant Director, 2012.
• James Monroe Museum Director Search, 2011.
• Search Committee for University Librarian, Chair, 2010.
• Search Committee for Early American History, Chair, 2009-2010.
• Search Committee for University Teaching Center Director, 2008.
• Search Committee for American Studies, 2007-2008.
• Search Committee for US Immigration/Ethnicity, 2005-2006.
• Search Committee for Asian History, 2004.

Invited University Talks

• Faculty Speaker, Information and Technology Convergence Center Opening Ceremony, 2014.
• Opening Welcome from UMW, OpenVA Conference, 2013.
• Senior Graduation Convocation Keynote, 2012.
• Honor Convocation Faculty Speaker, 2008, 2011.
• Invited Keynote, Alumni Legacy Breakfast, 2012
• Faculty Speaker, Monroe Hall Rededication Ceremony, 2011.

Other Committees

• Digital Studies Curriculum Committee and Affiliated Faculty, 2012-present.
• Museum Studies Advisory Committee and Affiliated Faculty, 2012-present; Chair of Host Department, 2012-2014.
• Women’s and Gender Studies Affiliated Faculty, 2010-present.
• American Studies Program and Curriculum Committee, 2006-present.
• Dean’s Working Group on a program in Social Justice, 2011-2012.
• University Presidential Inauguration Committee, Co-Chair, 2010-2011
• Race and Gender Curriculum Advisory Committee, 2003-2006. Chair, 2004-2005.
• UMW Discrimination Complaint Panelist Pool, 2011-2013.
• Chair of Alvey Scholars Selection Committee, 2009, 2011.  Chair of Washington Scholars Selection Committee, 2012, 2013. Member of Washington Scholars Selection Committee, 2007, 2008, 2010.
• Faculty Representative to the UMW Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2006-2012.Member of Alumni Association Reunion Awards Committee, 2007-2010, 2013. Chair of Alumni Association Senior Awards Committee, 2007-2011.
• James Farmer Legacy Study Group, 2008-2009. James Farmer Professorship Committee, 2009-2012.
• College of Arts & Sciences Strategic Planning Committee, 2009-2010. Subcommittees on Faculty Role in Recruitment and Interdisciplinary Programs.
• American Studies Program and Curriculum Committee, 2006-present.
• Committee on Academic Standing, 2006-2008.
• Race and Gender Curriculum Advisory Committee, 2003-2006.  Chair, 2004-2005.
• Campus Academic Resources Committee, 2002-2005.  Chair, 2003-2004.

 

Courses Taught

United States History to 1865
Historical Methods
Race, Class, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century America
U.S. Women’s History to 1870
U.S. Women’s History since 1870
American Technology and Culture
Civil War and Reconstruction
U.S. History in Film — (Honors course, 2014–>) — Class session on Gone with the Wind recorded and televised by C-SPAN — http://www.c-span.org/History/Events/Lectures-in-History-Gone-with-the-Wind/10737437341/; Interview about the course on With Good Reason (http://withgoodreasonradio.org/2014/12/give-war-and-peace-a-chance/).
Nineteenth-Century American Families
Remembering the American Civil War
Post-Civil War South in History and Literature (co-taught with Dr. Michael Bibler, ELS)
When Americans Came Marching Home:  The Veteran in U.S. History (FSEM)
Digital History
TED.com – Ideas Worth Sharing (FSEM co-taught with Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, ELC)
History of the Information Age (Honors course, 2014à)
History of US Mental Institutions
Century America – (course co-taught in 2014 and 2015 with Dr. Ellen Holmes Pearson, UNCA, virtually with 24 students from 15 different COPLAC schools and sponsored by the Teagle Foundation) – Course site: http://course.centuryamerica.org/   – Project site: http://centuryamerica.org/

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