Our Students

Bridger Bishop, Ph.D. Student


Bridger Bishop earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History with Honors from the University of Montana. He also has a Master’s Degree in Classics from the University of Colorado and an MAT (Master’s in Teaching) in American History from the University of Illinois- Chicago. Bridger’s research focuses on environmental and labor history in the northwestern U.S. He is also part of UNLV’s Public History program. He helped to organize and create the Line in the Sand exhibit on the history of the Culinary Union. Currently, he serves as the deputy director of preserve Nevada and is collaborating with Nevada State Parks and the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office on the creation of a more in-depth history of Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.

Shae Cox, Ph.D. Student

Currently a Ph.D. student in the UNLV History Department, Shae Cox earned her M.A. in American History from Oklahoma State University in 2013. She studies the Civil War with an emphasis on material culture and memory and is minoring in Public History. Shae interned with the Mob Museum’s content department during the summer of 2016 and worked as the project manager for the Fall 2016 exhibit Ready to Roar. She is the recipient of the Fall 2016 Hal Rothman Doctoral History Student Scholarship. The UNLV Public History Program was the recipient of a 2016 Nevada Humanities Mini Grant co-authored by Shae.

Neil Dodge, Ph.D. Student

Neil Dodge earned his Master's degree from the University of New Mexico in May 2016. He is currently attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for a PhD in the history of the North American West. Neil’s scholarly focus is on American Indians and the formation of kinship networks prior to contact with the American state. He has been involved with two public history projects. The first project was the recovery of indigenous voices from the Fred Harvey Indian Detours. The second project collection and preservation of family oral histories and memories about military service in Korea and Vietnam.

Anthony Graham, Ph.D. Student

Anthony Graham received his MA in history from CSU East Bay in 2013 and his BA in History from the University of California Davis in 2009 with minors in Science and Technology Studies and War and Peace Studies. He examines the environmental history of the Far West. Previous projects include technology, boosterism, and suburban development on the Central California Coast, Native Californian survival and environmental change in Gold Rush California, and environmental perceptions and ecological consequences of Central Nevada’s twentieth-century mining boom. He is the recipient of the UNLV History Department 2016 “Outstanding Seminar Paper Award”, the Lodge/Clark Scholarship for Academic Excellence, and the Hal Rothman Doctoral History Student Scholarship. He has worked with the National Park Service on the Teaching with Historic Places Project and the Mob Museum as student Director of Education for Ready to Roar. He currently works with the Nevada Site Specific Resource Board advising on environmental clean up at the Nevada National Security Site, formerly the Nevada Test Site.

Angela Moor, Ph.D. Student

Angela Moor earned her MA in History with a minor in Public History from UNLV in 2008 and entered the PhD program in 2009.  During her time at UNLV, she has participated in several public history projects.  Her experience includes interpretive work for the United States Forest Service at Lake Tahoe, California, drafting a walking tour for the Water Street District in Henderson, Nevada, and work on two National Register of Historic Places nominations.  She served on the board of the Southwest Oral History Association for three years.  More recently, she has worked for UNLV Special Collections, processing archival collections and updating legacy finding guides.  Her dissertation examines the history of weddings and divorces in Las Vegas from 1931 until 1965.

Evan Casey, M.A. Student

Evan Casey is working on her masters in American History with a minor in Public History. She earned her bachelors in History and Political Science from UNLV in 2009, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In the course of her MA program, Evan worked as curator of “Ready to Roar: Evening Fashions of Prohibition Women,” co-authored the forthcoming article “Clothing the Contadini: Migration and Material Culture, 1890-1925,” and organized the UNLV vintage sale that raised $2500 for the Public History program in a single day. Evan is also Collections Assistant for the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum in downtown Las Vegas, a position that has greatly shaped her research on female performers in post-World War II America. Her forthcoming thesis on this topic extensively utilizes oral histories, as well as visual and material culture to unravel gender issues in entertainment economies. 

Lee Hanover, M.A. Student

Lee Hanover is working on his Masters degree in History at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. His research focuses on California Native American wage labor as it relates to family, community, and cultural adaptations to U.S. capitalism. His research methodology centers on memory studies and ethnography. For Ready to Roar, he led the research team and wrote many of the labels and background information for the exhibit. Lee looks forward to finishing his Masters degree and continuing on to a doctoral program.

Maryse Lundering-Timpano, M.A. Student

Maryse Lundering-Timpano studies American women's history. She incorporates public history into her studies by helping research and develop a women's history curriculum for the Clark County School District which focuses on American history as well as incorporates Nevada's female pioneers. Maryse assisted the Ready to Roar exhibit by researching prominent fabrics during the Prohibition era and installation. 

Allen Linnabary, M.A. Student

Allen Linnabary is a History Master’s student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has a 19th century European focus on Great Britain and Germany as well as a Public History minor. He chose Public History as his minor because he wants to work in the museum field and gather the education to go along with the experience he is currently obtaining by working at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV. Allen finds that marrying the education with the experience is the best way to become well rounded and properly ready for the real world after graduation.

Billy Marino, M.A. Student

Billy Marino is a M.A. student in the UNLV History department. He studies U.S. Environmental History with an emphasis on the Cold War, particularly the Space Race. The incorporation of memory theory and oral history methodology are an integral aspect of his research. These Public History theories and methods are vital, but engaging with the public, and presenting his research is his inspiration. He has worked on multiple historical exhibits including Thriller Villa: The Man in the Mirror and Mr. Showmanship, The Liberace Garage, and Ready to Roar, contributing to the research, design, and installation of each.

Alan Mattay, M.A. Student

Alan Mattay is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts in History. Mattay, born and raised in Las Vegas, has a major concentration in United States history and a minor in Public History. His research interests lie in African-American history and the nineteenth century. Alan participated in the Public History program’s Ready to Roar exhibit, on display at the Mob Museum, in the role of digital curator and co-research team leader. 

Stephanie Fisher Till, M.A. Student

Stephanie Fisher Till is a Masters student studying the American West with an emphasis on women and underrepresented groups. She has assisted in cataloguing the Corinne Entratter Sidney collection, interned with St. Jude’s Ranch for Children to digitize their photograph collection, volunteered to assist in rehousing the three dimensional collection at the Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum, and collaborated on the exhibition Line in the Sand that was located in the Lied Library from December 2014-April 2015.  Before coming to UNLV she co-wrote and co-produced the documentary Battle Born: The Short History of Nevada State College, as well as produced teaching aids Holocaust and Hate for the Las Vegas Holocaust Resource Center to distribute to CCSD students and teachers. Stephanie has also assisted with the Friends of Red Rock Canyon’s efforts to document an oral history about the Oliver Ranch through photography and videography.

Nathan Turner, M.A. Student

Nathan Turner is a second year MA student focusing on American History with a minor in Public History. His research concerns popular culture and consumer technologies, primarily during the interwar years of the 1920s and 1930s. He has also done oral history based research on classic Las Vegas houses, midcentury modern architecture, and historic preservation. His experience in Public History includes internships at both the National Atomic Testing Museum and Nevada Humanities. Ready to Roar was his first major public history project and has been a great opportunity to explore the cultural and scientific history behind women’s fashion in an important decade.