Co-coordinator of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) Studies; Affiliate Rank with History Department, Journalism & Mass Communications Department, American Studies Program, LGBT Studies Program, and Women's Studies Program
Education: Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1995
Research interests: constructions of crime and justice in popular culture and the mass media; women and justice; minorities and justice; historical construcitons of institutional power and justice systems; pornography and vice; victimology.
Recent publications: Clipped Wings: The Rise and Fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) of World War II, New York: New York University Press (1997; paperback 2001); "Invisible Struggles: A Civil Rights Project Impacts Classroom and Community," with Kenneth J. Bindas, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, vol. 12, no. 3 (2008); "Out of the Shadows: Informal Segregation in Warren, Ohio, 1954-1964," With Kenneth J. Bindas, northeast Ohio Journal of History (Spring 2006).
Broadcast documentaries: "Country Crush," director, executive producer, editor, director of photography, camera and sound, (2009), 58 min.; "Invisible Struggles: Stories of Northern Segregation," director, executive producer, camera and editor, (2006), 52 min.; "Women Who Flew," co-director, co-producer, and co-editor with Tom Baumann, (1994), 10 min.; "Queens of Columbus: Performance and the Art of Illusion," Writer, co-director, off-line editor, and co-producer with Tom Baumann and Andy Gardner, (1992), 30 min.
Community Service: Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter: Advisory Board Vice President and Public Relations Chair; Equality Ohio: Satewide Board member and Chair of Public Policy Committee