Ivy Farr McIntyre earned her B.A. in History and B.S. in Psychology in 2008 from Wofford College. There, she was also named the 2006-2007 Presidential International Scholar, an award given to the "student best able to make a beneficial contribution to humankind." As a result, she traveled the world for one year, alone, visiting Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Poland, Russia, Vietnam, and other countries.
In 2010, Ivy earned her Master's degree in History from the College of Charleston. Since coming to Saint Louis University the same year, she has won several grants, including ones from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and the University of South Carolina; has presented at several national conferences; has published reviews in the Civil War Monitor and American Nineteenth Century History; and has won an article prize for " ‘I Thought Mamma Would Like to Hear': Elite Women's Preservation of Medical Knowledge in the Antebellum South," which was published in the Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association.
Ivy is currently a doctoral candidate working under the direction of Dr. Lorri Glover. Her dissertation, titled "Families in Extremis: South Carolina in the Early Republic," examines South Carolina families suffering personal crises-isolation, scandal, domestic abuse, financial insolvency, sickness, and death-to test their loyalty to cultural standards between 1790 and 1850. She asks, How did southerners rich and poor, black and white, enslaved and free, cope with emotional crises?
In her "spare" time, Ivy enjoys family time with husband Trevor and new baby, Remy James.