Megan comes to Indiana Humanities from an academic and small museum background. She first discovered her eclectic academic interests at Valparaiso University, where she received a B.S. in biology and creative writing. While earning her Masters in English Literature from the University of Montana, Megan became interested in the intersections of humanity, nature, and technology. After receiving her Masters, she continued teaching composition, humanities, and English at Valparaiso University, encouraging her students to reflect on what it means to be human, how we interact with nature, and what effects technology may have on our lives and identities.
Megan believes deeply in the power of the humanities to foster civic engagement. While serving as a coordinator at the Porter County Museum for over four years, she developed programs and exhibits to engage diverse audiences in the history and culture of their communities. She believes deeply in the potential of small community cultural organizations to cultivate spaces for reflection, dialogue, and community engagement. While working at a small museum, she discovered the power of the public humanities to connect individuals through the experience of history, arts, culture, and literature.
In her free time, you can find Megan wandering the nearest museum, hiking, or taking in an eclectic range of music. Having served as an Americorps member for two terms, she finds importance in service, and enjoys engaging with and learning about her community through volunteerism.