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Benjamin Filene, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Public History
Department of History

I am a museum exhibit developer and public historian with over a dozen years working in museums before coming to UNCG. I believe that everyone carries within them a sense of the past but that sometimes they've been taught that their past doesn't count as "history." A public historian taps into that buried passion, and shows the past to be alive and meaningful to contemporary lives. He or she is the community's teacher, listener, advocate, translator, and, perhaps above all, its storyteller.

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Office: 2137 MHRA
Office Phone: 336.334.5645


Anne Parsons
Anne Parsons, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of History

I teach and create historical projects in ways that engage people with the world around them and that serve the greater good of the community. I work in both academic and public history settings, where I explore modern U.S. History, the history of confinement and LGBT history.

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Office: 2112 MHRA
Office Phone: 336.256.5992


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Lisa Tolbert, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Department of History

I am a cultural historian whose courses explore a variety of methodologies for interpreting buildings, landscapes, and objects as cultural artifacts with historically specific meanings that must be understood in particular context over time.

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Office: 2109 MHRA
Office Phone: 336.334.3987


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Charles C. Bolton, Ph. D.
Professor and Department Head
Department of History

I am a historian of the U.S. South. For ten years, I directed the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at the University of Southern Mississippi. I am interested in the theory and practice of oral history and in the use of personal narratives in various documentary formats.

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Office: 2135 MHRA
Office Phone: 336.334.5204


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Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, M. Arch.
Department of Interior Architecture

I am a preservation architect and educator. I believe that the historic built environment is profoundly important to communities and individuals because it provides us with a sense of identity and orientation. Knowing who we were allows us to ask questions about who we are and who we are becoming.

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Office: 106 Gatewood Studio Arts Building
Office Phone: 336.256.0303


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Edith Brady
Adjunct Faculty
Director, High Point Museum

Museum education, museum administration

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