About Me



My name is Stephen A. McCoy and welcome to my little blog!

I have worn many hats and done many jobs, as I am fascinated by so many things.

I currently work as a National Park Ranger in the Washington DC area, while finishing up my third graduate degree, this one an M.A. in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

I earned my B.A. in History from Elon University in 2007, I also earned an M.A. in History from Loyola University Chicago in 2010, in 2012 I earned my M.Ed. from Lesley University.

I am also a published historian and have done research at both the Library of Congress and the National Archives as well as the Maryland Historical Society. I am a volunteer at the Smithsonian…at the Natural History Museum; (I find lots of different things interesting…)

Just after graduating collage in 2007 I decided I was not ready to grow up yet, and worked at Disney World for a year, where I was a Pirate at the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at the Magic Kingdom and a Safari Driver at Animal Kingdom.

I currently live in central Maryland with my wife Rebekah and a little black Cockapoo named Luna.

If you would like to see an example of my professional work  here is an article I wrote for the German Historical Institute.