M.S. in Library & Information Science – May 2015
Exploring innovative methods for expanding access to information.
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IST 613 – Planning, Marketing, & Assessing Library Services: Gained practical experience in organizing an Oral History program for a local library.
IST 616 – Information Resources: Organization & Access: Developed a fundamental understanding of cataloging and metadata schemas.
IST 618 – Information Policy: Explored contemporary issues in the information field.
IST 681 – Metadata: Examined and implemented metadata standards, and developed application profiles to describe resource collections.
IST 624 – Management & Organization of Archival Collections: Wrote a finding aid for a collection housed at SU’s Special Collections Research Center and encoded it in EAD.
IST 632 – Management & Organization of Special Collections: Studied history of publishing and bibliography as it relates to libraries’ special collections.
MUS 500 – Making History: Museums, Memory, and the Challenge of Interpreting the Past: Explored strategies for developing exhibits that balance critical historical analysis with popular accessibility.
MUS 506 – Introduction to Curatorship: Developed strategies for presenting and explaining objects through exhibitions.
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M.A. in American History – May 2011
- Concentration: Twentieth-Century American Culture
- Thesis Title: “Searching for the Real American Folk: Alan Lomax and the Discourse of Authenticity”
B.A. in History and Political Science – May 2009
- History Honors Thesis Title: “The Records of Sun and Sub Pop: Developing an Independent Consciousness in Popular Music”
- Winner of Wilson Coates Senior Honors Essay in History award for best undergraduate thesis
- Awarded entry into Take Five–a tuition-free fifth year to pursue a self-designed multidisciplinary program of study
- Project Title: “Cultural and Scientific Attitudes Toward Sustainability and Growth”