M.A. History (Public History), Wright State University, 2005
M. Div., Bethany Theological Seminary, 1993
B.A. History (Museology), The Defiance College, 1985
Areas of Responsibility
My work focuses on helping researchers discover and use the Methodist-related historical records that have been collected and preserved by Bridwell Library. Specific tasks include meeting with donors and researchers; accessioning, rehousing, arranging, and describing archival collections; answering research requests; and interpreting the archival program through exhibitions, publications, and public presentations.
I am a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, vice president of the Texas United Methodist Historical Society, and an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren. Previously I have worked as archivist at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio; as pastor of the Onekama Church of the Brethren, Onekama, Michigan; and on the staff of The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan. I am the compiler and editor of A Higher Moral and Spiritual Stand: Selected Writings of Milton Wright (2009), the author of many archival finding aids and professional newsletter articles, the curator of more than twenty historical exhibits, and co-author of the blog conscienceofthecity.com. My personal interests include music, gardening, birding, and paper crafts. My research interests include hymnology, peace studies, Pietism, and Anabaptism.
“What archivists remember will be remembered. What archivists forget will be forgotten.” Frank Boles