November 4, 2010
A bit of information about me – I received my doctorate from Stony Brook University in 2005, and also hold an M.A. in History and an M.A. in Teaching Social Studies from Stony Brook. My research interests include Early American history, Revolutionary War pensions, war and society, and Long Island History. I served as the Assistant Editor for the Long Island Historical Journal until 2009, and an article based on my dissertation entitled, “Smallpox in Washington’s Army: the Strategic Implications of the Disease During the American Revolutionary War,” was published by the Journal of Military History in April, 2004. An article entitled, “Smallpox in Washington’s Army: The Development of Inoculation as a Military Medical Procedure,” was published in 2007 by Scarecrow Press in S. Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, eds., “Science, Technology, and American Military Institutions: New Research.” I am also the co-author of Stony Brook: State University of New York, which was published by Arcadia Publishing in 2002, and authored Images of America: Mount Sinai for Arcadia in 2003. At Empire, I mentor students in historical studies, including American History, Western Civilization, Native American History, Women’s History, Long Island History and various other topics. I have taught online courses for Empire State College in history at the undergraduate level, and graduate level teacher preparation courses, in addition to teaching face-to-face courses in history and writing at various Long Island Colleges.