My work at the Detroit Historical Society is focused on the preservation of photographs, magnetic tape, film, and born-digital media. My Ph.D. research is focused on the phenomenology and material history of play.

Digital Projects and Repositories

Media Preservation

Data Analysis

Copyright Law

Team Management

Web Development


Community Building

Network Detroit

A digital humanities conference for sharing research and resources across local colleges, universities, libraries, museums, and the private sector

Detroit 1967

A community project to memorialize the 50th anniversary of the civil uprising of 1967 and to create new conversations on racial harmony within the city of Detroit

Detroit Video History Archive

An IMLS and NEH media project to digitize, preserve, and make public video materials from the city of Detroit and the collection of the Detroit Historical Society

DHS Online Collection

A large digital repository of Detroit history including ~37,000 digitized photographs, videos, and paper documents

Re-Documenting Detroit

A Knight Foundation community project with student photographers from the College for Creative Studies

Recent Articles

Crain's Detroit Business (1), Mlive (1,2,3), WDET (1), Michigan Radio (1,2), Clickondetroit (1,2), Detroit Free Press (1,2,3), Detroit News (1)

2014 - Present

Detroit Historical Society

Manager of Digital Projects

I currently manage an evolving number of digital projects at the Detroit Historical Society with a small team of technicians, interns, and volunteers. These projects are funded by IMLS, NEH, The Americana Foundation, and The Knight Foundation.

2012 - 2014

Lawrence Technological University


At LTU, I taught courses in world literature, composition, and the digital humanities. I also worked on projects dedicated to improving diversity within STEM and promoting the digital liberal arts.

2008 - 2012

University of Maryland


At the University of Maryland, I taught courses in literature, composition, rhetoric, and the digital humanities.

University of Maryland

Ph.D. English

My PhD dissertation, "Toward a New Play Studies: Integrating Drama, Games, and Ludi from the Medieval to the Digital Age" uses digital methods to investigate the material history of drama.

Loyola University Chicago

M.A. English

My master's work involved the study of Shakespeare, textual criticism, and the digital humanities.

Eastern Michigan University

B.S. English for Secondary Education

My undergraduate degree focused on teaching English and mathematics.