SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
AnneMarie Moore, Ph.D.
AnneMarie. Moore earned her M.S. in Conservation Social Sciences in 2001, and her Ph.D. in Natural Resources in 2003, from the University of Idaho. The focus of her academic training was American Environmental History, Native American History, and Natural Resource Management. Her doctoral dissertation explored the contributions of Robert Marshall and Howard Zahniser to wilderness conservation in the United States. In 2010, Dr. Moore co-authored Wild Places Preserved: The Story of Bob Marshall in Idaho, which presents a collection of primary sources dealing with Marshall’s conservation work in Idaho. Dr. Moore has conducted archival research and oral histories, has published academic articles, and presented at various conferences related to society and natural resources. Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 2005, Dr. Moore had worked on cases involving Superfund sites, Takings, and Native American and natural resource issues.
Kelly Morrow, Ph.D.
Kelly Morrow earned her Ph.D. in United States History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. Her areas of expertise include 20th Century United States History, Federal Policy History, the History of Women and Gender, and Oral History. In 2013, Johns Hopkins Press published an essay by Dr. Morrow, “Sexual Liberation at the University of North Carolina,” in the anthology, Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s. She has taught college survey courses on 20th Century United States History as well as more specialized courses on Native American History and the History of Women in America. Dr. Morrow previously worked at a political consulting firm and as an organizer for a presidential campaign. Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 2014, she has led litigation research projects at the National Archives as well as in various repositories across the country as part of her work on Superfund and Native American cases.
Sarah Casella, M.A.
Sarah Casella received an M.A. in Anthropology with a concentration in Museum Studies from The George Washington University in 2004, following a B.A. in History and Anthropology from Syracuse University in 2002. Upon completion of her M.A., she went on to work in the Anthropology Department at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. While at the Smithsonian, Ms. Casella worked with Native American Tribes and collections through the Repatriation Office, conducting historical and archival research related to repatriation claims. Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 2007, Ms. Casella has engaged in research on a number of cases ranging from Federal Indian Policy and resources management, to Superfund site research.
Peter Jones, M.A.
Peter Jones completed his M.A. in American History at the College of William and Mary in 2013 and is currently working on his Ph.D. at George Mason University. His dissertation research is examining the development of petroleum technology during World War II and the Cold War. Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 2009, Mr. Jones has conducted historical research and analysis in support of a variety of matters including Superfund site analysis, Takings cases, Quiet Title Act litigation, and tribal administrative histories. In addition to historical research, Mr. Jones has consulted for clients on archival management and conducted GIS-based analyses. Using his expertise in digital history techniques, he most recently published “Mining the ICC: Macroanalysis of the Indian Claims Commission,” in the peer-reviewed journal, Current Research in Digital History.
Randal Scott, M.A.
Randal Scott received an M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University in 2005, with an emphasis in Collections Management and Anthropology, following a B.A. in History from the University of Nebraska. After completing his M.A., Mr. Scott worked for the Smithsonian Institution’s Anthropology Department, where part of his work entailed archival research of the archaeology collections. He has also worked for the National Park Service in Anchorage, Alaska, and at a restored Spanish presidio in South Texas. Mr. Scott has collections management and historical research experience involving a diverse range of museum and archival collections, as well as a strong understanding of database administration. Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 2009, Mr. Scott has helped conduct research on tribal trust claims, natural resource management, and Superfund sites.
Alison Shein, M.A.
Alison Shein joined Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 2004, and has since worked on projects related to Federal Indian policy, natural resource issues, and Superfund litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for Marine Consulting Inc., conducting archival research on the U.S. Navy and other topics for asbestos-related litigation. Ms. Shein received an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University in May 2007 following a B.A. in English from The George Washington University in 2002.
Katherine Lantz, Ph.D.
Katie Lantz earned her Ph.D. in American History at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA in 2020 where she studied late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century North America, with a focus on Native-settler relations and the creation of boundaries between nations and cultures. Dr. Lantz’s dissertation, Possessing Knowledge: Race and Culture in the Upper Great Lakes, 1790-1840, examined the Great Lakes borderlands during a pivotal period in the expansion of American colonialism and the containment of the British Empire in Canada. Natives and Americans offered competing narratives of Native persistence, land possession, and the future of the continent. Dr. Lantz joined Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in March 2021.
Jennifer Lapp, Ph.D.
Jennifer Lapp completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology at The State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in February 2015. Ms. Lapp also earned her M.A. in Anthropology in 2007 from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and an M.A. in Museum Studies with a concentration in cultural property at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2004. Prior to joining Morgan, Angel & Associates in 2011, Dr. Lapp worked for more than a decade on Cultural Resource Management projects throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic. This work included participating in archaeological research at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates, Dr. Lapp has participated in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects and has conducted research related to tribal trust litigation.
Jai Alterman, M.A.
Jai Alterman graduated from The George Washington University with an M.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Museum Training, after receiving her B.A. in French and a minor in Sociology/Anthropology from Lake Forest College. Ms. Alterman’s professional career began at the Smithsonian Institution, holding positions in the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery/Freer Gallery of Art’s Conservation Department. Ms. Alterman worked in the Pre-Columbian Studies Department at Dumbarton Oaks (Trustees for Harvard University), before transitioning to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. There she held positions in the Department of Anthropology as Repatriation Review Committee Coordinator, Reference Archivist in the National Anthropological Archives, and Research Assistant for the Chairman, before joining the museum’s Office of the Associate Director for Science. Ms. Alterman was a Program Manager in the Office of Response and Recovery at FEMA before joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in December of 2014, where she has since worked on several projects related to Federal Indian policy, natural resource issues, and Superfund litigation. Ms. Alterman has conducted research, edited numerous volumes, journal articles, and papers, and engaged in financial and administrative management throughout her career.
Kristen Autobee, M.A.
Kristen Autobee holds an M.A. in History/Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Her thesis, Japanese Spatial Ideals in American Architecture 1876-1925, is unpublished. During more than a dozen years as an objects curator, she curated the history and material culture of diverse institutions and people. An effective leader and collections manager, Mrs. Autobee led lively curatorial teams in the relocation and/or restoration of a water tower, beauty salon, diner, and two historic houses. Although those years were circus-like, it was working at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Circus Department, where she learned the true meaning of an ‘office full of clowns.’ Mrs. Autobee has presented at numerous conferences and workshops on such topics as New Visions for Teaching: Museums as Curriculum Partners (National Council for the Social Studies), and A Peculiar Wilderness: West Colfax Neon (National Trust). Over the last two decades, Mrs. Autobee has written historic preservation reports, articles, and sign text on Colorado’s architectural and agricultural history. She co-authored three books including Lost Restaurants of Denver, with her late husband Robert Autobee. To commemorate the 2017 centenary of William Cody’s death, she illustrated a coloring book based on Wild West show posters. Mrs. Autobee joined Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates’ Denver Office in 2005, where she applies her leadership, project management and analytical skills to research and fact checking, and to document and database management and production. She maintains memberships in the American Association of Museums and the Society of American Archivists.
Ama Ansah, M.A.
Ama Ansah received her M.A. in Public History from American University in 2018, and holds B.A.s in History and Theatre from the University of Richmond. Ms. Ansah’s scholarship focused primarily on race and gender, with an emphasis on the role of African American women in the suffrage movement. “Votes for Women Means Votes for Black Women,” was published by the National Women’s History Museum in 2018. While interning with the National Archives and Records Administration’s Exhibit Program, Ms. Ansah conducted research for the exhibits “Remembering Vietnam” and “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.” Ms. Ansah is an Adjunct Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at American University. Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 2018, Ms. Ansah has worked primarily on litigation involving Superfund sites.
Elizabeth Campbell, M.A.
Elizabeth Campbell holds an M.A. in History from the George Washington University and a B.A. in History and English from Vanderbilt University. For her M.A. thesis, she analyzed the life of the Soviet double agent Kim Philby and determined how espionage novels contributed to the history of the Cold War. “Characterizing Kim Philby” was published by ProQuest in 2010. Ms. Campbell also studied controversies in jazz history while promoting JAM (Jazz Appreciation Month) when she interned at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She worked as an Exhibits Information Technician at the National Archives and Records Administration, where she worked with curators, conservators, and archivists to coordinate the exhibit “Discovering the Civil War.” At Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates, Ms. Campbell has worked on tribal trust and Superfund litigation research and database management. She has also written reservation histories and natural resource reports for the Department of the Interior.
Rory Cochran, M.A.
Rory Cochran earned a M.A. in American History from James Madison University in 2022 and a B.A. in History and Secondary Education from Old Dominion University in 2020. Mr. Cochran’s scholarship varied from an exploration of New Deal liberalism, the illicit Trans-Atlantic slave trade of the 19th Century, to his master’s thesis on the Child Development Act of 1971 and the impact of the presidential veto that followed. Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 2022, Mr. Cochran has worked on takings cases involving the Mississippi River, White River, and its tributaries.
Jenna Hill, M.A.
Jenna Hill earned a M.A. in Public History from American University in 2018 and a B.A. in History from Baylor University in 2015. Ms. Hill’s scholarship varied from an exploration of the representation of disability in the National Museum of American History exhibits, to research into the company culture of the Elgin National Watch Company. At the 2020 National Council on Public History online conference, she was part of the “History from Side Hustle to Career” panel where she spoke about her experience with genealogy research. Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 2020, Ms. Hill has worked on Takings cases involving the Mississippi River.
Ally Laubscher, M.A.
Ally Laubscher received her M.A. in Public History from American University in 2019, after receiving her B.A. in History from the University of Arizona in 2017. Ms. Laubscher’s scholarship focused on public memory—what people choose to remember and how they choose to remember it—with an emphasis on public memory in late 20th century America and responses to the Holocaust. While completing her graduate work, Ms. Laubscher worked with the non-profit Dupont Underground to research and to create an exhibit on Washington D.C.’s transit history in the 20th century. Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 2019, Ms. Laubscher has worked on several superfund projects.
Kevin Muhitch, M.A.
Kevin Muhitch received his M.A. in Historical Studies from the University of Maryland in 2020. Mr. Muhitch’s scholarship focused primarily on twentieth century social, political, and African American history. His master’s thesis examined mass incarceration in Maryland by tracing the politics of prison siting from the 1970s through the 1990s. Mr. Muhitch also served as a Research Assistant on Dr. G. Derek Musgrove’s interactive historical mapping project, “Black Power in Washington, D.C., 1961-1998.” Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 2021, Mr. Muhitch has worked primarily on litigation involving Superfund sites.
Grace Gordon, B.A.
Grace Gordon received her B.A. in History and Independent Scholars from James Madison University (JMU) in 2022. Her Independent Scholars degree focused on public history and archaeology. During Ms. Gordon’s undergraduate career, she interned at the Madison Art Collection and at the Historic Staunton Foundation, where she used ESRI Storymap software in her role as a digital storytelling intern. She also worked in JMU’s archaeology lab. During her final year at JMU, Ms. Gordon completed an honors thesis focused on researching eugenic-related sterilizations in Virginia’s mental institutions. She joined Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in June 2022.
Margaret Wight brought her expertise in digital imaging, database management, and data retrieval to Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates’ Denver Office in 2011. Since that time, she has worked on numerous cases and projects, operating a variety of digitization equipment and corresponding software for the digital imaging of historical records. Ms. Wight has assisted in tracking and managing large collections of digital records for use by our public policy analysists and historians for use in research and discovery requests.
Catherine Gaydos, M.A.
Catherine Gaydos holds a M.A. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech and a B.S. in Mathematics from the College of William and Mary. Prior to joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates, Ms. Gaydos taught high school mathematics and Advanced Placement computer science. Ms. Gaydos assists the Managing Partner with office administration and human resource-related matters, and is responsible for budget keeping, invoicing, payroll, and tax filings, in addition to general office management.
Edward Angel, Ph.D. (of counsel)
Edward Angel, a co-founder and partner in Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates, received his doctoral degree in American History from The George Washington University in 1979. Since 1983, Dr. Angel has authored numerous expert witness reports for a variety of federal and private clients. He has delivered expert witness testimony in federal courts on several occasions, and has participated in both court-sponsored mediation sessions and settlement meetings before the American Arbitration Association. Dr. Angel’s reports and testimony have covered a wide range of topics, including land and natural resource issues, disputes involving Native Americans, trust accounting policy, and an international controversy with origins that date back more than 200 years. The Potomac Corral of Westerners International has honored Dr. Angel for his notable contributions to the understanding and promotion of Western affairs as the recipient of the Jeff C. Dykes Memorial Award. In 2015, Dr. Angel consulted in the production of the documentary film “Jeremiah,” which examined Jeremiah Denton’s time as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam conflict. “Jeremiah” won four Southeast Regional Emmy Awards, as well as the 2016 Edward R. Murrow National Award for Best News Documentary in a major market. In January 2020, Dr. Angel will chair a panel entitled “Historians as Expert Witnesses,” at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association.
Charles Jacobson, Ph. D. (Of Counsel)
Charles Jacobson’s areas of expertise include economic and environmental regulation, business-government relations, wartime economic mobilization policy, water rights and natural resources issues, and Federal Indian policy. He earned a Ph.D. in Applied History and Social Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988 and subsequently taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and other academic institutions. Since joining Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates in 1996, Dr. Jacobson has led research teams and served as an expert witness on a diverse set of Superfund, natural resources, and Native American claims cases. Dr. Jacobson has also consulted for clients on issues in infrastructure development and environmental regulation, and has published numerous articles on these subjects in academic and professional journals. In 2000, the University of Pittsburgh Press published his book, Ties That Bind: Economic and Political Dilemmas of Urban Utility Networks, 1800-1990. Dr. Jacobson is a past president of the Public Works Historical Society..