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Academic Experience

Arcadia University, Adjunct Faculty/Wardrobe Supervisor.

"Stage Practicum and Crew 2: Costumes."

Simple sewing and patterning, alterations. Supervise student wardrobe crew during tech; teach quick-change choreography, laundry, and repairs


Penn State Abington, Guest Lecturer/Substitute.

“American Pop Culture and Performance.”

1970s television trends, cultural and social connections.

Delaware County Community College, Guest Lecturer.


Costume Design class.

Conferences & Papers


“Just Like Rising Moon: Racism and Native American Representation in Annie Get Your Gun's Two Scripts.”

Honorable Mention, Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence, Bowling Green State University.

"A Calamity For The Fly: Monstrosity and the Normalization of Otherness Throughout The Addams Family Franchise."

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 2019.

Attendee. Focus Group: Music Theatre/Dance.

Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, 2011.

Presenter, "Fan Narrative & Psychology of the Writer."​​

Research Areas of Interest

- Musical theatre and musicals based on historical moments and other media properties, particularly TV series.

- The 1960s and the theatricality and performance of otherness in television situation comedy.

- Women in comedy and representations of older women, fictional and historical, in media.

- Science fiction and the Star Trek universe, particularly roles of women and representations of assault and trauma.

- Popular culture and fan studies, how fans interact with media, transformative works, and celebrity interactions.

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