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.
Office: 2137 MHRA
Office Phone: 336.334.5645
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.
Office: 2112 MHRA
Office Phone: 336.256.5992
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.
Office: 2109 MHRA
Office Phone: 336.334.3987
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.
Office: 2135 MHRA
Office Phone: 336.334.5204
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.
Office: 106 Gatewood Studio Arts Building
Office Phone: 336.256.0303
I am a museum educator turned history museum director with nearly 20 years in the field. My previous work as a museum educator greatly informs how I approach leading my institution towards its vision. Good museum educators know their audiences well and work with them to create programs that are meaningful and enjoyable. They are skillful at helping visitors engage with new ideas and perspectives, often leading to new or deeper understanding.
I am a curator of North Carolina history. My work spans from the living room to the storage room to the classroom. I believe that physical objects have unique storytelling power, and that as public historians it is our charge and privilege to connect people in the present through the artifacts of the past.