Dr. Mader is a native of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. She received a B.A. in History in 1998 from Thomas More College, earned her MA in 2001 from the University of Cincinnati (UC), and PhD in History from the University of Kentucky (UK) in 2008. Dr. Mader was appointed Assistant Professor of History at Thomas More in 2009 after short stints as an instructor at UC and UK. Dr. Mader teaches World Civilizations I and II and upper-level courses in Women and Gender in Modern Europe, American Women, Modern Britain, and War and Society. Her orientation in the classroom is to make history real, fun, and interesting to students, whether they are history majors or not. Her areas of specialization include Modern Europe, World History, Women's History, Studies of War and Empire, and Modern British history. Dr. Mader's scholarship and research interests include presenting conference papers at places such as St. Louis, Richmond, Louisville, and Boston. Her current research is on the South African War as well as the Women’s Liberation Movement in the United States. In her free time, Dr. Mader enjoys playing softball, reading, and spending time with her two boys and husband.