My book, The Word in the Wilderness: Popular Piety and the Manuscript Arts in Early Pennsylvania, explores the spiritual uses of calligraphy and manuscript illumination among German-speaking mystics and Pietists in early Pennsylvania.
My professional skills center on collections management, exhibition design, public programming, and research services in special collections libraries and museums.
My passion is using rare books, manuscripts, artworks, and other artifacts to catalyze transformative learning experiences.
Background image: James Gibbs, Bibliotheca Radcliviana, Or, A Short Description of the Radcliffe Library at Oxford (London: Printed for the author, 1747). Courtesy of the Winterthur Library.