In the Media

Podcast Interview, “Not Your Father’s Military History,” for episode 57 of The Way of Improvement Leads Home

Interview with The Courier in Findlay, Ohio about women on the home front during World War II, 2019

Interview with the Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, Pennsylvania about the anniversary of World War I armistice, 2018

Interview with Pensacola News Journal in Florida about female pilots, 2018

WWII Museum

Former director of The Keirn Family World War II Museum at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA
This museum at Saint Francis University houses several special collections of artifacts and oral history projects. The origins of the primary collection lie with Altoona resident Joseph E. Keirn, a retired Command Sergeant Major in the United States Army. An avid preservationist of WWII memorabilia, CSM Keirn used his collection as an educational tool, welcoming students and community groups to tour it and learn about life during the war. In 2014, he donated his collection to Saint Francis University to ensure that it would continue to be used to educate future generations regarding the legacy of the war. His once private collection, combined with additional donations, is now available for public viewing and scholarly research.

Student Presentations in my World War II and Public History courses:

Examples of Public Outreach (2016-2017)
-Museum Opening and Dedication on November 11, 2016
-Palumbo Trust Pre-College Research Academy for local high school students
-Honoring World War II Veteran Clarence Wiley on His Birthday
-Guest Lecture and Discussion with Chris Juergens, a PhD Candidate in History from Florida State University, who presented on his oral history interviews with a German veteran of World War II

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