Ph.D. Florida State University;
M.A. Florida State University;
B.A. Florida State University.
African American History
Committee Assignments & Service to the College
Acting Director, Center for Public History
Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees (2017-2020)
Intercultural Affairs Committee (2017-2020)
2018: "Testing Boundaries: The NAACP and the Caribbean, 1910-1930." Journal of Caribbean History, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 198-216 (Dec. 2018).
2016: "Ruby Hurley and the Question of "Respectability" in Media Images of Women Activists in the Civil Rights Era." Included in Women and Magazines in the 21st Century: Race, Gender and New Media, ed. by Noliwe Rooks and Ayana Weekley. London: Routledge Press. (Finalist for the 2017 Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar Award in Media and Civil Rights Essay Competition, University of South Carolina School of Journalism)
Honors & Awards
2002/2003 Fulbright Lecturer in Bratislava, Slovakia
Spouse: Tommy Hamilton
Research Interests and potential topics for students
I am interested in Twentieth Century U.S. History, African American History, Caribbean History, and Public History.
I would be best qualified to work with students on topics related to those research areas listed. My research specialities particularly focus on civil rights history and the time period of the 1950s-70s.