Late medieval and early modern history (AD 1250-1650), especially England AND women`s history in the west from the medieval through the modern periods (AD 1250-1850). I am also knowlegable about general medieval art history and architecture, medieval English literature and the history of disease in human communities. I have a BA in anthropology from the University of Notre Dame (1987), a Master of Humanities degree in Medieval history and literature from Wright State University (1996), and have completed my course work and qualifying exams for the PHD program in history at the Catholic University of America.
I have been a presenter at the International Congress on Medieval Studies several times, as well as at the Novus et Antiquus conference at Ball State U. My greatest challenge is my teaching -- keeping the subject fresh and interesting to students and helping them learn valuable analytic skills as well.