Photo by Barbara Johnston / University of Notre Dame

Photo by Barbara Johnston / University of Notre Dame


Since 2010 I have been Curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts in the Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame. There, I develop and curate the collection of over 300 medieval manuscripts as well as the smaller collection of Greek and Byzantine manuscripts. My first monograph, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College (University of Notre Dame Press, 2016), makes accessible of the first time the medieval manuscripts of both institutions. The catalogue uses the flexible schematic I developed  for analytical manuscript description to emphasize the important aspects of each manuscript, distinguish the uncommon features, and interpret them. 

In addition to my curatorial duties, I am also concurrent associate professor in Notre Dame's Medieval Institute. I teach courses in Latin Paleography, Western Codicology, Medieval Latin, and Greek Paleography for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, and advise students on a variety of topics.

In 2017, I became the first director of the American Academy in Rome's Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology, in collaboration of the University of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. A select group of participants studies with me in Rome, Italy and Vatican City in a two-week intensive course on  pre-Gothic and Gothic scripts and manuscripts (c. 1150-1500). The Winter School will meet every two years beginning in January, 2018.


The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2010  Ph.D., Greek and Latin

dissertation: "A critical edition and study of Arnulf of Orléans' philological commentary to Ovid's Metamorphoses." Advisor: Frank T. Coulson.

2005  M.A., Greek and Latin

2003  B.A.,  Greek and Latin, cum laude with distinction. 

senior thesis: "Imagery, change, and divine control in Iliad 24.527-33." Advisor: Sarah Iles Johnston.