Teaching and doing digital history.



History 696: Introduction to History and New Media

This graduate course is designed to introduce high school teachers to the theories and methods of digital history, including the resources, skills, and tools in use today by digital historians. Read more…


Cook Co CROP
History 390: The Digital Past

This required GMU course prepares undergraduates to use and understand a wide variety of current and emerging digital technologies to create and publish an individual online research project using digital tools. Read more…


Research & Digital Projects

trials150Women on Trial: Exploring the History of American Women through Criminal Trials

I created a course using leading theories from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to teach undergraduates how to think historically about women and sensational trials. Read more… 


Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Executions of Women in the United States

I applied data visualization and querying techniques (including Google APIs and PHP/MySql) to data from “The Executions in the United States” database to identify patterns in state-sanctioned executions of women between 1608 and 2002.  Read more…


death in diorama, nutshell studies of unexplained death
Death in Diorama: The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

In the 1940s, a Chicago heiress, built the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, composite crime scene models recreated on a one-inch-to-one-foot scale. This project illuminates the Nutshells and their place in the history of forensic science. Read More…