If you want to know a little more about me, here are some fun things I’ve done, professionally.


Assistant Professor (August 2011-present)
Department of History and Political Science
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow (September 2010-August 2011)
Department of Core Curriculum, School of Sciences and Engineering
The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
• Visiting Assistant Professor in Department of Core Curriculum.

Peer-Reviewed Books
The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2013).

Invited Chapters
“Margaret Alice Murray and Archaeological Training in the Classroom: Preparing ‘Petrie’s Pups,’” in Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures, ed. William Carruthers (London: Routledge, 2014), 113-128.

“Afterword,” in Debbie Challis, The Archaeology of Race: The Eugenic Ideas of Francis Galton and Flinders Petrie (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), 223-232.

Peer-Reviewed Articles
“Between Spectacle and Science: Margaret Murray and the Tomb of the Two Brothers,” Science in Context, 25:4 (2012): 525-549.

“Flinders Petrie and Eugenics at UCL,” Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, Volume 20:1 (May 2010):     16-29.

“Flinders Petrie and Eugenics,” Project Gallery, Antiquity (September 2008).

Book Reviews
“L. C. Carr, Tessa Verney Wheeler: Women and Archaeology Before World War Two. Xiv + 274pp., illus., app., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.” Women: A Cultural Review 26:1-2 (2015), 154-155.

“Jeffery Abt. American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute.  xviii + 510 pp., illus., bibl., index.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.” Isis 104:1 (2013), 167-168.

Selected Papers Delivered
“From the Excavation Pit to the Museum Shelf: Building James Breasted’s Early Scientific Network,” delivered at European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting, Glasgow, UK, September 5, 2015.

“Gamification in Online Learning: History of Science for Engineers,” with John Stewart, delivered at the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri, March 12, 2015.

“On His Majesty’s Secret Service: Archaeologists as Spies during World War I,” delivered at Midwest Junto for the History of Science, Kirksville, Missouri, April 6, 2014.

“Keeping Knowledge in situ: Sites of Knowledge Creation in Egyptology,” delivered at Midwest Junto for the History of Science. South Bend, Indiana, April 6, 2013.

“Becoming Indiana Jones: Archaeological Training in the Classroom, 1900-1935,” delivered at History of Science Society Annual Meeting. Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2011.

Selected Invited Talks
“Professional Networks of Women: Margaret Murray’s Role in Archaeology,” Petrie Centenary Celebration Series, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College, London, London, UK, September 9, 2015.

“Margaret Murray and the Manchester Mummies,” American Research Center in Egypt, Chicago Chapter Meeting, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2 May 2015.

“Questing for the History of Science: A Gamified Online Class,” History of Science Colloquium, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 5 September 2014.

“Women in Instrumentation and Measurement,” Special Guest Speaker and Panel Discussant at the IEEE conference of the International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology for the Instrumentation & Measurement Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 8 May 2013.

“The Tomb of the Two Brothers,” delivered at the New Curator Orientation session, “Beyond Engineering.” Missouri University of Science and Technology, 11 April 2013.

“Flinders Petrie and Eugenics,” delivered at the opening of the exhibit “Typecast: Flinders Petrie and Francis Galton”, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.  University College, London. London, 5 May 2011.

Classes I teach/have taught:
History of Science
Modern Western Civlizations
Women in the History of Science
Big History

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma: 2007-2010
Ph.D. History of Science (May 2010)
Dissertation title: “The Lady and the Looking Glass: Margaret Murray’s Life in Archaeology”
Dissertation supervised by: Katherine Pandora (chair), Piers Hale, Sandie Holguín, Suzanne Moon, Daniel Snell
Exam Fields: Human and Life Sciences in 19th and 20th centuries, Science in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, Women and Feminist Thought, and Ancient Science
Passed: April 25, 2008
Language: Spanish (Fall 2006)

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma: 2004-2006
MA History of Science (December 2006)
Thesis: “‘You Call This Archaeology?’ Flinders Petrie and Eugenics”
Thesis Supervised by: Katherine Pandora (chair), Daniel Snell, Stephen Weldon
Language: French (Spring 2006)

University College London, London, England: 2001-2002
MA Egyptian Archaeology (September 2002)
Thesis: “Ancient Egyptian Cities: A Study in Egyptian Kingship”
Thesis Supervised by: David Jeffreys (chair), John Tait

Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri: 1997-2001
BA Anthropology and Sociology; minor: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization, cum laude (May 2001)