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Associate Professor History; Speechwriter, Mayor's Office, Haverhill MA; Historical Consultant

About Me

Hello! I am a popular blogger and freelance writer with a large social media following. My legal writing has been cited in the Maryland Law Review and a brief submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, but my breadth and depth of knowledge allows me to work for many clients on many diverse topics.

The many clients I have written for include:

--The Chronicle of Higher Education

--Teaching Tolerance

--The Century Foundation

-- About.com (now ThoughtCo.com)


--The Smithsonian Institution


In addition, I have contributed articles to many other political and cultural institutions and academic and educational publishers.

My writing topics include:


*Higher Education

*K-12 Education


*Diversity and Cultural Competence

*American politics

*Popular Film and Music

*Fashion and Cosmetics

*Dating an Relationships

*Corporate Policy

*Product copywriting.

I also develop online content for a variety of publishers and marketing agencies, including legal content, online articles, direct mail advertising, and technical writing. I am skilled at using SEO to build audiences and have a regular following, with 1000+ followers on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

Industries I Write About

Law & Politics

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My Writing Samples

Poor College Students Are No Laughing Matter

This article explores the plight of financial difficulties among college students.


Stop and Frisk Lives On--For Now

This articles explores the legal implications of the New York City Stop & Frisk policy.


The 7 Most Liberal Supreme Court Justices in American History

This list article highlights the most liberal judges who have sat on the Supreme Court and their most well-known decisions.


New Challenges to the Death Penalty

This article explains the primary arguments made by death penalty opponents.


The Worst Five Wardrobe Choices for a First Date

A humorous advice column on what not to wear if you want to impress your date.


Yada Yada: The Safest and Most Dangerous First Date Conversation Topics

Another humorous advice column on what subjects you should never, ever discuss on a first date.



History Professor

As Associate Professor of History, I review and revise departmental curriculum to reflect current standards in the field; develop new courses; plan and teach courses in U.S.History, Western Civilization, World History, and an Honors Seminar entitled "Nazi Germany and the Holocaust." I also train faculty in new teaching techniques as well as curriculum and assessment.

Company: MassBay Community College

I worked there from 6/2011 until now

Historical Consultant and Writer

I conduct accurate historical research and craft engaging historical narratives for clients including Ancestry.com, McGraw-Hill, civic organizations and town/city governments, et.al.

Company: Ancestry.com

I worked there from 9/2003 until now

Contributing Author, African American National Biography

I research and write biographies on blues musicians, actors, and writers.

Company: Oxford University Press

I worked there from /2008 until now

Education Blogger at Teaching Tolerance and The Century Foundation

I write about student civil rights, diversity in the classroom, and higher education policy for the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Teaching Tolerance" website. I write about federal education policy for The Century Foundation.

Company: Southern Poverty Law Center

I worked there from 4/2013 until now

Content I Write