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As a “non-traditional” (older) student, I bring a more focused approach to studies in history,  burnished by  life experiences than have sometimes intersected with topics taken up in classroom discussion. I have lived through the Martin Luther King, Jr. race riots in Washington, D.C., and was present when the technological revolution which fomented the Information Age began, to name a few examples. This intersectional experience I believe gives me insight into the nuances of some events which my younger peers cannot match.

Senior,  American History major,  Anthropology minor, University of Houston 

Full academic CV

Charter President, Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society, (Webb UH Main) University of Houston. (2013-2014)

Advanced Academic studies in U.S. History:

The Revolutionary War 1775-1783 Dr. James Kirby Martin,

American Revolution, Dr. James Kirby Martin,

Houston History from 1836,  Dr. Debbie Z. Harwell (Honors)

Jacksonian America, Dr. Steven Deyle

Civil War to Reconstruction,  Dr Steven Deyle

Academic publications, papers, and presentations:

“Religious Liberty in Virginia: How Revolution-era “Dissenters” Parlayed Oppression into Freedom”  October, 2016,  Journal of American Revolution,  and JAR 2017 Annual Volume. 

Clayton House: Profile of a Home and the Family who Built It” Summer, 2016, Houston History magazine.  Accompanying video: Clayton House History in Under 2 Minutes.

Clayton House: A Photo Ethnography” Spring, 2015 presentation, Cultural Anthropology, University of Houston.

The Colvin-Burnhardt Educational Attainments of Four Generations: An Auto-ethnography”  paper, Fall, 2014,  Cultural Anthropology, University of Houston.

Virginia Joins the Revolution: A Reconsideration.” Senior paper, Fall, 2014, American Revolution Capstone, University of Houston.

Oral History, Susan Clayton Garwood, (2013)  Center for Public History, Houston.

Go West!  A profile of Virginia brothers and Texas settlers, Richard Howison Colvin (1840-1933) & George Washington Colvin (1842-1905) and their descendants“, paper, 2010, Texas History, Houston Community College.

Genealogical work and non-academic publishing.

Some extant original genealogical work published by other websites can be found here:

Genealogical client work references and reports available upon request.

Non-academic publishing resume available here:

Paid and Unpaid Volunteer work:

Contract Judge, UIL, HUDL tournaments, Houston Independent School District, Fall 2016-present

Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar  Dep. No. 193391 (exp. 12/31/16)

Docent, Houston Museum of Natural Science. (2014-2015)

Current and former memberships: (2005-present)

Contact: See Contact Moi?  page.