Education & Awards

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Fulbright in residence, 2011-2012.

University of Maine, Orono, Maine.  ABD in History (2009), PhD anticipated 2017.

  • Dissertation:  “Tangled Trawls:  International Natural Resource Management in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, 1850-1890”
  • Fields of Specialization: Environmental History, Foreign Policy, Canadian History, History of Science, Resource Management

University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.  M.A. in History, 2001.

Colby College, Waterville, Maine.  B.A. in American Studies and English, with a Concentration in Creative Writing, 1997.

Additional Training:

CHESS 2011 (Canadian History and Environment Summer School) St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Workshops:  Center for Excellence in Teaching and Assessment (CETA), University of Maine

  • Lecturing is NOT a Dirty Word, 2010
  • What Does an A Mean?: Grading Matters, 2010
  • The Phenomenology of Teaching Today’s Students, 2010
  • Engaging Students in the Classroom, 2009
  • Basics of Teaching, 2009

Training Sessions:


  • Registered Maine Guide, sea kayak designation, (Licensed 2007)
  • HMAP Summer School for Fisheries Science and Historical Marine Ecology, Esbjerg, Denmark, 2001
  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, undergraduate semester transfer, Spring 1996
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, undergraduate study abroad, Fall 1995


University of Maine

  • University of Maine Dissertation Research Fellowship (Fall 2010 to Spring 2012)
  • Dunn Dissertation Research Grant (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011)
  • John J. Nolde Lectureship (Spring 2010)
  • Canadian American Center Fellowship (Fall 2009 to Spring 2010)
  • Graduate Student Government Travel Grant (Spring 2009, Spring 2010)
  • Travel Grant:  Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Spring 2009)
  • Travel Grant:  Dean of the Division of Lifelong Learning (Spring 2009)
  • Travel Grant:  McBride Endowment for Environmental History (Spring 2009, Spring 2012)
  • New England/Quebec/Atlantic Provinces Research Fellowship (Fall 2008 to Spring 2009)
  • Teaching Assistantship, History Department (Fall 2007 to Spring 2008)

University of New Hampshire

  • Travel Grant: HMAP 1st Annual Summer School and Conference, Esbjerg, Denmark (Summer 2001)
  • Full Tuition Scholarship, History Department (Fall 2000 to Spring 2001)
  • Half Tuition Scholarship, History Department (Fall 1999 to Spring 2000)

Colby College

  • Distinction in American Studies, Distinction in English, cum laude, Dean’s List (Spring 1994-Spring 1997)
  • Honors in English/Fiction, Thesis Title:  In Harmony: Sketches of Community in Northern New England
  • The Elmira Jones Prize for fiction (1997)

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