I am an art-architectural historian and historic preservationist specializing in American luxury interiors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. My current doctoral research focuses on the relationship between elite modern identity and historicized Franco-centric decorating practices in the 1880s-90s American mansion. Interests include the Gilded Age and American Country Place Era (ca. 1880 to ca. 1930); Beaux-Arts and 'Revival' styles; genteel spatial typology; and historicism in the interior, particularly as it relates to modern identity and technology. Areas of focus include Vanderbilt residences; the architect Richard Morris Hunt and associated professionals and firms; bathrooms and bathing spaces; gentlemen's rooms; and restoration and reuse in the 'New Gilded Age.' I also research and write on my hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee.