Work Love Library South (LLS) S203
Lincoln NE 68588-4100
Work 402-472-5410 On campus, dial 2-5410


  • BA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998
  • MA, University of Iowa, 2002
  • MS, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2004

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Government Issue: I Want You to Read This Comic, November 2011
  • Picturing History: Using Comics and Cartoons to Explore Our Past, Teaching History to Adolescents: A Quest for Relevance, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2011
  • The Spinner Rack in the Big Red and Ivory Tower: Establishing a Comics and Graphic Novels Collection at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graphic Novels in Libraries and Archives: Ideas and Issues, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2010

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • Comic Books as Educational Texts, Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences (UCARE)


  • Government Comics and Hegemony, Michigan State University Comics Forum, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Government Issue: Comics for the People, Miami Book Fair International, Miami, FL
  • A History of Iowa Cartoonists and the Power of Their Pens, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch, Iowa
  • Persepolis II: Residing in the Margins of Two Worlds, University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • CAMRE (Creating an Atmosphere of Mutual Respect) Award, UNL Libraries, 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, UNL Parents Association, 2014
  • John F. "Rick" Akin Community Award, Capitol Humane Society, 2009
  • Eisner Award Judge, San Diego Comic Convention, 2015
  • Nomination, Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books, Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection/Project, 2012
  • Nomination, Harvey Award for Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation, Harvey Award, 2012

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