Faculty

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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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Email: bpfilene@uncg.edu
Office: 2137 MHRA
Office Phone: 336.334.5645

 

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Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, M. Arch.
Professor and Historic Preservation Coordinator
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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Email: jrleimen@uncg.edu
Office: 106 Gatewood Studio Arts Building
Office Phone: 336.256.0303

 

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Patrick Lee Lucas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Interior Architecture

I tell stories about architecture + design… and share with others through writing, speech, and design of exhibits. I believe in the power of design to transform lives… in the true spirit of collaboration… and I am vitally interested in how architecture + design tell us about community + identity.

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Email: pllucas@uncg.edu
Office: 108 Gatewood Studio Arts Building
Office Phone: 336.256.0308

 

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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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Email: lctolber@uncg.edu
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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Email: ccbolton@uncg.edu
Office: 2135 MHRA
Office Phone: 336.334.5204

 

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Hannah Mendoza, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor
Department of Interior Architecture

I engage in design as a way of thinking about the spaces of power and issues of environmental ethics. I believe that design can serve as a vehicle for advocacy and that designing for the disenfranchised is an important component of moving design forward in response to issues in contemporary society.

Identity and the Built Environment, Feminist, Critical Theory, Non-Western Design, Design Knowledge

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Email: hrmendoz@uncg.edu

 

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Edith Brady
adjunct faculty
Director, High Point Museum

Museum education, museum administration

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Email: edith.brady@highpointnc.gov

 

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Heather Fearnbach
adjunct faculty
Fearnbach History Services, Inc.

Architectural Survey, National Register nominations

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Email: heatherfearnbach@bellsouth.net

 

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Autumn Rierson Michael
adjunct faculty
Michael Preservation Group, LLC

Preservation law and planning, historic districts

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Email: email@uncg.edu

 

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Jon Zachman
adjunct faculty
Curator of Collections,
Greensboro Historical Museum

Collections management, museum curatorship, exhibit development

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Email: jon.zachman@greensboro-hnc.gov