About the BellaOnline Museums Editor
I am the Curator of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, a position I have held since October 2001. I am the author of six books: Canton: A Journey Through Time, Canton’s West Lawn Cemetery, Canton’s Pioneers in Flight, Canton Entertainment, Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at Museums and Historic Sites, and Through the Lens: The Photography of Frank Dick. My work has also appeared in The Public Historian, the journal of the National Council for Public History; White House History, the journal of the White House Historical Association; The Repository; The Boston Globe; Aviation History; and the literary magazine Mused.
I have appeared on The Daily Show, First Ladies: Influence & Images, and Mysteries at the Museum. My program “The 1918 Influenza Pandemic” was featured on C-SPAN’s series American History TV.
I am currently a member of the MuseLab Advisory Council at Kent State University. I have served as the Region 5 representative for the National Digital Newspaper Project in Ohio, a field reviewer for the Museums for America grant program through the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and a grant reviewer for The History Fund. I am an adjunct faculty member at the University of Mount Union and teach online museum studies courses through the Northern States Conservation Center. I was awarded the Oakley Certificate of Merit from The Association of Gravestone Studies for my interpretive projects at West Lawn Cemetery and the Jane Weston Chapman Award from the University of Mount Union for my dedication to women’s history programming.
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