• U.S. citizen born in North Carolina, USA.

  • Author, editor, and translator of books, articles, and reviews about the history of the Russian revolutionary movement, Stalinist terror, Soviet trade unions, and the Workers’ Opposition within the Communist parties of Russia, Ukraine, and the USSR.

  • Experience teaching: online courses (“Teaching Online with La Salle” certified April 2020); Reacting to the Past role play immersion games; oral history methods; and f2f lecture/discussion.

  • Certified proficient in Russian language by Indiana University Bloomington in 1989; course work in German, French, and Spanish languages.

  • Travels include Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Finland, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Mexico.


  • Ph.D. in Russian and Soviet History, 2001, Indiana University Bloomington.

  • M.A. in Russian and Soviet History, 1992, Indiana University Bloomington.

  • B.A. in Modern European History, 1989, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Other Publications


Current projects:

  • Worker Oppositionists in Ukraine, 1920s-1930s

  • Samara group of the Workers’ Opposition; Iurii Milonov

Past projects:


  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

  • Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

  • Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)

  • Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS)

  • Study Group on the Russian Revolution (SGRR)

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