Email: lmf4bm (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesEnvironmental History, American History, Baltimore
Ph.D. University of Virginia, History. In Progress.
Advisors: Brian Balogh and Edmund Russell.
M.A. University of Montana, History, May 2010.
Advisor: Dan Flores.
B.A. Vassar College, Cognitive Science, Departmental Honors, 2000.
Junior Year Abroad at the University College of London, 1998-1999.
“Still Blue: An Environmental History of Flathead Lake.” Master’s Thesis, University of Montana. May 2010. Committee: Dan Flores, Advisor; Jeff Wiltse, Reader; Martin Nie, Reader.
“Goods in the Woods: Consumerism, Marketing and the State in the Rise of a New Wilderness Ethic.” May 2009. Article in Mansfield Library Special Collections, University of Montana.
NON-PEER REVIEWED WRITING
“The Aliens Are Coming! Strange mussels, fish, plants, and diseases – and their clueless human helpers – could decimate Montana waters.” Cover feature, Missoula Independent, April 21, 2011.
GRANTS, AWARDS AND HONORS
Raven Fellowship, Raven Society, University of Virginia, April 15, 2013.
Arts, Humanities, Social Science Summer Research Grant, Graduate School, University of Virginia, May 1, 2013
Corcoran History Department Summer Research Grant, University of Virginia, May 15, 2012.
National Science Foundation Travel Grant for American Society for Environmental History Conference, November 9, 2011.
National Science Foundation Travel Grant for Society for the History of Technology Conference, August 22, 2011.
Mining History Association Research Grant, May 15, 2011.
Matthew Hansen Foundation Research Grant, Wilderness Institute, May 15, 2011.
President’s Fellowship, University of Virginia, Graduate School. Awarded to superb graduate student candidates nominated by their departments.
Hartman Center Research and Travel Grant, Duke University, March 15, 2011.
Susan Koch Scholarship, University of Montana for best paper using Mansfield Library’s archives and government documents, May 2009.
Departmental Honors, Vassar College, for Undergraduate Thesis, May 2000.
“From Ecocide to Eco-ally: Picloram, Herbicidal Warfare and Invasive Species, 1963-2000,” Workshop on Hazardous Chemicals: Agents of Risk and Change (1800-2000), Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany, April 27-29, 2012.
“Bio-Fixes and Bio-Invasions: The Introduction of Mysid Shrimp into Flathead Lake, Montana, 1939 – 2000,” American Society of Environmental History Conference, Madison, WI, March 28, 2012.
“Neurohistory: Some Theories and Methods for Getting inside the Grey Box,” accepted for Science and Method in the Humanities, Rutgers University, New Jersey, March 3, 2012.
“From Ecocide to Eco-ally: Picloram, Invasive Species, and American Environmentalism.” November 5, 2011, Society for the History of Technology Conference, Cleveland, OH.
“Goods in the Woods: Consumerism, Marketing, and Freedom in the Rise of a New Wilderness Ethic.” April 20, 2009, Phi Alpha Theta, Ellensburg, WA.
WORK AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia: Colonial Latin America, Fall 2012; History of American Energy and Power, Spring 2013.
Researcher, Clay Endowment funded project: Global History of Energy and Power, for Professor Edmund Russell, Summer and Fall 2012.
Intern, Documents Compass, Virginia Endowment for the Humanities, Summer 2012.
Directed the initial development of a geographic database for People of the Founding Era Project.
Teaching Assistant, University of Montana: Pre-1865 American History, Fall 2008; Post-1865 American History, Spring 2009; Pre-1865 American History, Fall 2009; Post-1865 American History, Spring 2010.
Researcher, Earth Restoration Project, 2008 – 2009.
Forestry Technician, United States Forest Service, 2002 – 2010
Outdoor Skills and Natural History Instructor, Montana Wilderness Association, 2003-2005 (part time).