As an avid student of history, I have received degrees at PSU and WVU. In 2005, I established History Matters Publications, specializing in historical art and books. I have worked with numerous organizations, including the National Park Service and Penn State Altoona. Thank you for visiting!
As some of you may know, I am heading to England and France this week to explore the sites of the Normandy Invasion in 1944. Joining fellow history professors and students, many from Shepherd University, I am embarking on a ten day adventure that will be taking us from London to Portsmouth. From there, we will be sailing across the Channel to Dieppe, were we will learn of the disastrous British/American raid of August 1942. There onward, it's a veritable history palooza of sites that you remember from The Longest Day and Band of Brothers: Pegasus Bridge, all Allied landing beaches, Pointe du Hoc, the American cemetery at Colleville, St. Mere Eglise, Brecourt Manor, Carentan, and finally . . . Paris! As you can imagine, these excursions will be the subject of multiple blog posts upon my return. Wish me luck. Bon voyage!