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PhD, Critical and Comparative Music Studies, University of Virginia. 2021

MA, Music, University of Virginia. 2016

BA, Music and Ethnomusicology, Smith College. 2014

AS, Music, Middlesex Community College. 2011

Director, Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV. Nov 2022-Present

Pre-Award Coordinator, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. Sept 2021-Oct 2022

Director, Morton Museum of Collierville History, Collierville. TN. Jan 2020- Sept 2021

Consultant, Beale Street Management and the Downtown Memphis Commission, Memphis, TN. 2018-2020. Duties included strategic planning, folklife and grant planning, and oral historian.

Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 2014-2017. Courses include Music and Politics, Popular Music, Performance in Africa, and Songwriting

Digital Humanities Fellow, University of Virginia Praxis Program Scholars’ Lab, Charlottesville, VA. 2015

Marketing and Digitization Intern, Smithsonian Folkways, Washington, DC. 2013

Instructor of Guitar and Voice, Real School of Music, Burlington, MA. 2009-2013

Professional Musician. 2000-Present. Released charting albums, toured internationally, and opened for B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Little Feat, and more. See Music section for details.

Lectures and Presentations
Invited Guest Speaker: University of Memphis, Memphis Heritage, Rhodes College, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Middlesex Community College

Invited Panelist: Southeast Travel and Tourism Research Association

Conference Presentations: International Conference on the Blues, IASPM-US, Mid Atlantic Chapter for the Society for Ethnomusicology, Southeast Tourism Society Conference

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
Association of Recorded Sound Collections Travel Grant, 2023

West Virginia Humanities Council Travel Grant, 2023

Emerging Museum Professional Award and Awards of Excellence for the Morton Museum’s 2020 Social Media Campaign and “Make History: A Workbook for Junior Historians,” Tennessee Association of Museums Conference, 2021

Research Fellow, Tourism RESET, 2019-Present

Fickenscher-Pace Award, University of Virginia, 2019-2020

University of Virginia Graduate Fellowship, 2013-2019

Grants for the Beale Street Stories Project from the University of Virginia, 2018 and 2019

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Award, University of Virginia,

Digital Humanities Fellow, University of Virginia Praxis Lab, 2015-2016

Harriet Day Barnum Prize for Outstanding Work in Music, Smith College, 2014

Praxis Grant, Smith College, 2013

Ada Comstock (full) Scholarship, Smith College, 2011-2014

Prize for Most Outstanding Music Performance, Middlesex Community College, 2011

Follett Scholarship, Middlesex Community College, 2010

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