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Department of History

Recent Graduates

Recent Graduate Student Completions

2020

PhD Students

Melissa DeVelvis. Topic: “Gendering Secession: South Carolina Women and Politics, 1859-1861.” Advisor: Mark Smith. Current position: Bridge Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, University of South Carolina.

Robert Greene. Topic: “The Newest South: African Americans, the Democratic Party, and Southern…” Advisor: Marjorie Spruill. Current position: Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Claflin University.

Andrew Gutkowski. Topic: “The Poisoned Land: Industrial Pollution, Civil Rights, and the Evolution of Environmental (In)-Justice in the U.S. South, 1970-2000.” Advisor: Patricia Sullivan. Current position: Bridge Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, University of South Carolina.

Maurice Robinson. Topic: “Asphalt Politics and Grassroots Activism: An Historical Study of the Interstate Highway System in Alabama and Georgia, 1953-1980.” Advisor: Patricia Sullivan. Current position: Bridge Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, University of South Carolina.

Caleb Wittum. Topic: “The Chasquis of Liberty: Revolutionary Messengers in the Bolivian Independence Era, 1808-1825.” Advisor: Gabrielle Kuenzli.

M.A. Public History Students

Emily Martin. Topic: “’They Invaded the Confederate Memorial Mansion:’ Telling Civil Rights History at the ‘Last Capitol of the Confederacy’.” Advisor: Patricia Sullivan. Current position: PhD Program, University of South Carolina Department of History.

Ragan Ramsey. Topic: “Making Lynching Legal: South Carolina Executes George Junius Stinney, 1944.” Advisor: Lauren Sklaroff.

Paige Weaver. Topic: “Resurrecting a Nation through Silk and Diplomacy: American Material Culture and Foreign Relations during the Reconstruction Era.” Advisor: Allison Marsh. Current position: PhD Program, University of South Carolina Department of History.

2019

PhD Students

Stephanie Gray. Topic: “Restoring America: Historic Preservation and the New Deal.” Advisor: Lauren Sklaroff. Current position: Assistant Professor of Public History, Duquesne University.

Sam King. Topic: “Exclusive Dining: Immigration and Restaurants during the Era of Chinese Exclusion.” Advisor: Lauren Sklaroff. Current position: Adjunct Professor, National Louis University.

Patrick O’Brien. Topic: “’Unknown and Unlamented’: Loyalist Women in Nova Scotia from Exile to Repatriation 1775-1800.” Advisor: Woody Holton. Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Ave Maria University.

Oscar Doward. Topic: “Race, War, and Patriotism: The Evolution of African American Army Combat…” Advisor: Paul MacKenzie. Current position: United States Military.

Ramon Jackson. Topic: “Leaders in the Making: Higher Education, Student Activism, and the Black…” Advisor: Bobby Donaldson. Current position: South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

Cane West. Topic: “Learning the Land: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Southern Borderlands, 1500-1850.” Advisor: Woody Holton. Current position: National Park Service.

M.A. Public History Students

Jennifer Melton. Topic: “Complicating the Narrative: Using Jim’s Story to Interpret Enslavement, Leasing and Resistance at Duke Homestead.” Advisor: Tom Brown. Current position: USC Center for Civil Rights History and Research.

Chelsea Grayburn. Topic: “Useful Beauty: Tiffany Favrile, Carnival Glass, and Consumerism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” Advisor: Allison Marsh.

Patrice Green. Topic: “For the Common Man: An Analysis of the United States Space and Rocket Center.” Advisor: Allison Marsh. Current position: Research and Instruction Librarian, Special Collections Libraries, University of Georgia.

Katelynn Hatton. Topic: “Made to be Forgotten: The Chevalier de Saint-Sauveur & the Franco-American Alliance.” Advisor: Tom Brown.

Kate Schoen. Topic: “Raising America Racist: How 1920’s Klanswomen Used Education to Implement Systemic Racism.” Advisor: Tom Brown.

M.A. History Students

Roberto Flores de Apodaca. Topic: “Learning Church: Catechisms and Catechizing in Early New England.” Advisor: Woody Holton. Current position: PhD student, USC Department of History.

2018

Ph.D. Students

Candace Cunningham. Topic: “’I Hope They Fire Me:’ Black Teachers in the Fight for Equal Education 1910s…” Advisor: Bobby Donaldson.

Gabriella Angeloni. Topic: “Reading Material: Personal Libraries and the Cultivation of Identity in Revolutionary South Carolina”. Advisor: Dan Littlefield.

Sadegh Foghani. Topic: “Ayatollahs and Embryos: Science, Politics, and Religion in…” Advisor: Joe November.

Antony Keane-Dawes. Topic: “A Divisive Community: Race, Nation, and Loyalty in Santo Domingo, 1822-1849.” Advisor: Matt Childs.

Brian Robinson. Topic: “The Popular Education Question in Antebellum South Carolina, 1800-1860.” Advisor: Val Littlefield.

Kate McFadden. Topic: “Garagecraft: Tinkering in the American Garage.” Advisor: Joe November.

Gary Sellick. Topic: “Black Men, Red Coats: The Carolina Corps, Race, and Society in the Revolutionary British Atlantic.” Advisor: Woody Holton.

Alexandria Russell. Topic: “Sites Seen and Unseen: Mapping African American Women’s Public Memorialization…” Advisor: Wanda Hendricks.

M.A. Public History Students

Olivia Brown. Topic: “‘Catering to the Local Trade’: Jewish-Owned Grocery Stores in Columbia, South Carolina.” Advisor: Lauren Sklaroff.

Moira Church. Topic: “Gladys Bentley and the Performance of Identity.” Advisor: Lauren Sklaroff.

Liz Koele. Topic: “‘Remember Them Not for How They Died’: American Memory and the Challenger Accident.” Advisor: Allison Marsh.

Emmaline Smith. Topic: “They Went to the Field and Were Forgotten: Female Civil War Soldiers in Public Memory.” Advisor: Bob Weyeneth.

Charlotte Adams. Topic: “Beyond Preservation: Reconstructing Sites of Slavery, Reconstruction, and Segregation.” Advisor: Bob Weyeneth.

Paul Bartow. Topic: “Politics and the Built Environment: Civic Structures of Eighteenth Century Williamsburg, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina.” Advisor: Woody Holton.

Katy Kaslow. Topic: “Anti-Sabbatarianism in Antebellum America: The Christian Quarrel Over the Sanctity of Sunday.” Advisor: Nicole Maskiell.

M.A. History Students

Megan Bennett. Topic: “The Lost Ones: The Cold War State, Child Welfare Systems, and the Battles Over the Rosenberg Children.” Advisor: Lauren Sklaroff.

Burke Dial. Topic: “Constructing Scientific Knowledge: The Understanding of the Slow Virus, 1898-1976.” Advisor: Joe November.

Michelle Herbelin. Topic: “Of Cannonades and Battlecries: Aurality, The Battle of the Alamo, and Memory.” Advisor: Mark Smith.

Kyle Sanders. Topic: “Perks of Perkins: Understanding Where Magic and Religion Meet for an Early Modern English Theologian.” Advisor: Kay Edwards.

Sarah Paulsen. Topic: “Black Power and Neighborhood Organizing in Minneapolis, MN: The Way Community Center, 1966-1971.”

2017

Ph.D. Students

Jennifer Gunter. Topic: “Sex and the State: Sexual Politics in SC in the 1970s.” Advisor: Marjorie Spruill. Current position: Bridge Humanities Corps Fellow, University of South Carolina.


Erin Holmes. Topic: “Within the House of Bondage: Constructing and Negotiating the Plantation Landscape in the British Atlantic World, 1670-1820.” Advisor: Woody Holton. Current position: Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the American Philosophical Society.


Andrew Kettler. Topic: “Odor and Power in the Americas: Olfactory Consciousness from Columbus to Emancipation.” Advisor: Mark Smith. Current position: Adjunct Instructor, University of South Carolina

Matthew Lockhart. Topic: “From Rice Fields to Duck Marshes: Sport Hunters and Environmental Changes…” Advisor: Bob Weyeneth. Current position: Editor, South Carolina Historical Magazine

James Risk. Topic: “Lamps, Maps, Mud-Machines, and Signal Flags: Science, Technology, and Commerce in the Early United States.” Advisor: Allison Marsh. Current position: Adjunct Instructor, University of South Carolina

Jennifer Taylor. Topic: “Rebirth of the House Museum: The Woodrow Wilson Family Home and…” Advisor: Allison Marsh. Current position: Assistant Professor of Public History, Duquesne University

Mark VanDriel. Topic: “Buy For the Sake of Your Baby: Guardian Consumerism in Twentieth Century America.” Advisor: Marjorie Spruill.

M.A. Public History Students

Joshua Whitfield. Current position: Curator, Amelia Island Museum of History

Catherine Davenport Flowers. Current position: Academic Advisor, University of South Carolina Honors College

Justin Davis

John Lustrea. Current position: Museum of Civil War Medicine

Cane West. Current position: PhD student, University of South Carolina Department of History

M.A. History Students

Christian Lear

2016

Ph.D. Students

Randall Owens. Topic: “G.I. Joe v. Jim Crow: Legal Battles over Off-Base School Segregation of Military Children in the American South, 1962-1964,” Advisor: Marjorie Spruill. Current position: United States Air Force


Caroline Peyton. Topic: “Radioactive Dixie: A History of Nuclear Power and Nuclear Waste in the American South, 1950-1990,” Advisor: Kent Germany

Neal Polhemus. Topic: “A Culture of Commodification: Hemispheric and Intercolonial Migrations in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1660-1807.” Advisor: Matt Childs.

Chaz Yingling. Topic: “Colonialism Unraveling: Race, Religion, and National Belonging in Santo Domingo during the Age of Revolutions.” Advisor: Matt Childs.

Jamie Wilson. Topic: “Proslavery Thinking in Antebellum South Carolina: Higher Education, Transatlantic Encounters, and the Life of the Mind.” Advisor: Mark Smith. Current position: Adjunct Instructor, University of South Carolina

M.A. Public History Students

Kyle Bjornson. Current position: Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Stephanie Gray. Current position: Ph.D. student, University of South Carolina

Sarah Lerch. Current position: Museum Educator, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Chris Fite. Current position: PhD student, University of Pennsylvania

Janie Campbell. Current position: Rogers Lewis Jackson Mann & Quinn, LLC, Columbia

Alyssa Constad. Current position: General Foundation of Women’s Clubs, Washington DC

Kathy Keenan. Current position: Honors College, USC

Sarah Moore

Will Mundhenke. Current position: Park Ranger for the National Park Service at Capulin Volcano National Monument

Gary Sellick. Current position: Ph.D. student, University of South Carolina


Allison Baker


Casey Lee. Current position: Tennessee Historical Commission, Nashville TN

2015

Ph.D. Students

Alan Driggers. Topic: “Boundary Stones: Morbid Concretions and the Chemistry of Early Nineteenth Century Medicine,” Advisor: Ann Johnson. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Tennessee Technical University.

Evan Kutzler. Topic: “The Sensory Environments of Civil War Prisons,” Advisor: Mark M. Smith. Current position: Assistant Professor, Georgia Southwestern State University.

Timothy Minella. Topic: “Knowing America: The Enlightenment, Science, and the Early Republic,” Advisor: Ann Johnson. Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University

Rachel Monroy. Topic: “On the Trade Winds of Faith: Puritan Networks in the making of the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World,” Advisor: Daniel C. Littlefield.

Nathan Saunders. Topic: “Megachurches in America,” Advisor: Lawrence Glickman. Current Position: Curator of Manuscripts, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina.

Mark T. Evans. Topic: “Main Street, America: Histories of I-95”. Advisor: Mark Smith.

M.A. Public History Students

Clara Bertagnolli

Kate Crosby. Current position: Curator of Exhibitions, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina.

Kristie DaFoe. Current position: Tryon Palace, North Carolina

Diana Garnett. Current position: HDR Architectural and Engineering, Colorado

Britney Ghee

Kayla Halberg. Current position: Historic Charleston Foundation, South Carolina

Max Imberman

Robert Olguin

2014

Ph. D. Students

David Dangerfield. Topic: “A Hard Row to Hoe: Free Black Farmers in the Antebellum South,” Advisor: Mark M. Smith. Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, Salkahatchie.

Laura Foxworth. Topic: The Spiritual is Political: The Modern Women’s Movement and the Transformation of the Southern Baptist Convention,” Advisor: Marjorie Spruill. Current Position: Managing Editor, French Historical Studies.

Margaret Gillikin. Topic: “Saint Dominguan Refugees in Charleston, SC, 1791-1822: Assimilation Accomodation in a Slave Society,” Advisor: Daniel C. Littlefield: Current Position: Assistant Professor, Winthrop University.

Tyler Parry. Topic: “Love and Marriage: Domestic Relations and Matrimonial Strategies Among the Enslaved in the Atlantic World,” Advisor: Daniel C. Littlefield. Current Position: Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton.

Eric Rose. Topic: “The Charleston School of Slavery: Race, Religion and Community in the Capital of Southern Civilization,” Advisor: Lacy Ford. Current position: Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina

Sarah Scripps. “Science Fairs before Sputnik: Adolescent Hobbyists and the Formation of Youth Scientific Communities in Contemporary America,” Advisor: Allison Marsh. Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.

Glenda Elizabeth Sherouse. Topic: “The Politics of Homosexuality in the Twentieth Century Black Freedom Struggle” Advisor: Patricia Sullivan. Current Position: ACLS Public Fellow, Human Rights Campaign.

Ann Tucker. “Newest Born of Nations: Southern Thought on European Nationalisms and the Creation of the Confederacy, 1820-1865,” Advisor: Don Doyle. Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of North Georgia.

Luci Vaden. Topic: “The Corridor of Shame: The African-American Struggle for Quality Education after Jim Crow,” Advisor: Patricia Sullivan. Current position: Instructor, Liberty University

M.A. Public History Students

Kimberly Campbell. Current Position: Historic Macon Foundation, Georgia.

Brian Dolphin. Current Position: Columbia Museum of Art.

Timothy Hyder. Current Position: Spartanburg County Historical Assoication

Meg Southern. Current Position: University of South Carolina

2013

Ph. D. Students

Tiffany Nicole Florvil. Topic: “Writing Across Differences: Afro-Germans, Gender and Diaspora, 197—1990s,” Advisor: Ann Johnson. Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico.

Robert Lass. Topic: “The United States Air Force and the Origins of the Information Age,” Advisor: S.P. MacKenzie. Current Position: Air University.

Barry Malone. Topic: “Divine Discontent: Nathan Carter Newbold, White Liberals, Black Education and the Making of the Jim Crow South,” Advisor: Valinda Littlefield. Current Position: Associate Professor, Wake Technical Community College.

Tara Strauch. Topic: “Taking Oaths and Giving Thanks: Ritual and Religion in Revolutionary America,” Advisor: Daniel C. Littlefield. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Centre College.

M.A. Public History Students

Angi Fuller-Wildt. Current Position: University of South Carolina.

Shane Lesko. Current Position: Americans for Prosperity, Iowa.

Caitlin Mans. Current Position: Aurora History Museum, Colorado.

Amanda Noll. Current Position: Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, College of Charleston.

Kary Pardy. Current Position: Pook and Pook Auction House, Pennsylvania.

Caroline Sexton. Current Position: Spartanburg County Historical Association

2012

Ph.D. Students

Joshua Burgess. Topic: “Tracing the Finger of God: The Role of Wonders in Catholic Spirituality in Early America,” Advisor: Jessica Kross.

Ehren Foley. Topic: “Masculinity and Reconstruction in South Carolina,” Advisor: Mark M. Smith. Current Position: National Register of Historic Places, South Carolina Department of Achives and History.

Phillip C. Richardson, Jr. Topic: Gaslight, Progress, and the Old South, 1801-1865,” Advisor: Mark M. Smith. Current Position: Assistant Professor William Carey University.

Michael Woods. Topic: “The History of Emotion and the Coming of the US Civil War,” Advisor: Mark M. Smith. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Marshall University.

M.A. Public History Students

Katherine Thompson Allen. Current Position: South Caroliniana Library.

Sarah Conlon. Current Position: Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Gabrielle Dudley. Current Position: Emory University Libraries, Georgia.

Haley Grant. Current Position: Savannah River Archaeological Research Program.

Katherine Klein. Current Position: Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.

Evan Kutzler. Current Position: Completed USC Ph.D. program.

Caitlin Podas. Current Position: Mississippi Museum of Art.

Jo Ann Zeise. Current Position: South Carolina State Museum.

2011

Ph.D. Students

Justin Liles. Topic: “Thomas Sumter’s Law: Slavery in the Southern Backcountry During the American Revolution,” Advisor: Daniel C. Littlefield. Current Position: Instructor, Colorado Mesa University.

Rebecca Miller. Topic: “Reporting Race and Resistance in Dixie: The White Mississippi Press and Civil Right, 1944-1964,” Advisor: Patricia Sullivan. Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Mary Mac Ogden. Topic: “Wil Lou Gray and the Politics of Progress in South Carolina,” Advisor: Wanda Hendricks. Current Position: Assistant Professor, South College.

Rebecca Swanson. Topic: “Comparative Analysis of Natural Disasters,” Advisor: Mark M. Smith. Current Position: Associate Vice Provost, North Carolina State University.

M.A. Public History Students

Jennifer Betsworth. Current Position: New York State Historic Preservation Office.

Rebecca Bush. Current Position: Columbus Museum, Georgia.

Lee Durbetaki. Current Position: Historical Consultant, Oregon.

Sarah Swinney Epps. Current Position: Half Price Books, Oklahoma.

Laura Foxworth. Current Position: Completed USC Ph.D. program.

Anjuli Granthami. Current Position: Baranov Museum, Alaska.

Justin McIntyre. Current Position: Ellwood National Forge, Pennsylvania.

Sarah Scripps. Current Position: Completed USC Ph.D. program.

Ashley Stevens. Current Position: Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Claire White. Nantucket Historical Association, Massachusetts

2010

Ph.D. Students

David S. Brown. Topic: “Pathways to Power: Charleston Physicians, 1790-1860,” Advisor: Don H. Doyle.

Michelle Coffey. Topic: “Proving for our Communities, Protecting Our Race, Proving Ourselves: African American Activism and Protest in Depression Era New Orleans,” Advisor: Wanda Hendricks. Current Position: Instructor, University of Memphis.

D. Lee McAbee. Topic: “Papist Peers and Politics: The Roman Catholic Nobility of England, 1688-1719,” Advisor: Kathryn Edwards.

David Prior. Topic: “Reconstruction Unbound: American Worldviews in a Period of Promise and Conflict, 1865-1974,” Advisor: Mark M. Smith. Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico.

Kathryn M. Silva. Topic: “Six Days Thou Shalt Labor: African-Americans in the Southern Textile Industry, 1895-1929,” Advisor: Valinda Littlefield. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Utica College.

Louis Venters. Topic: “Most Great Reconstruction: The Baha’I Faith in Jim Crow South Carolina,” Advisor: Patricia Sullivan. Current Position: Assistant Professor Francis Marion University.

 
M.A. Public History Students

Liz Almlie. Current Position: South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office.

Ashley Bouknight. Current Position: The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson, Tennessee.

Ruth Chan. Current Position: National Museum of the Pacific War, California.

Kyna Herzinger. Current Position: North Carolina State Archives.

Celia James. Current Position: Historic Columbia

Amanda Roddy Holland. Current Position: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Arkansas.

Amanda Bowman Machik. Current Position: Daniel Boone Homestead, Pennsylvania.

Lauren Safranek. Current Position: Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.

2009

M.A. Public History Students

Jami Cassidy Boone. Current Position: South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

Halie Brazier. Current Position: South Carolina State Library.

Carrie Giauque. Current Position: C & K Historic Consulting, Maryland

Nate Johnson. Current Position: National Park Service, Washington, D.C.

Morgen Young. Current Position: Alder, LLC, Oregon.

2008

Ph.D. Students

Sara Eye Burrows. Topic: “Left to Our Fate: South Carolina Women During the Civil War and Reconstruction,” Advisor: Lacy Ford. Current Position: University of South Carolina.

Neal Millikan. Topic: “Willing to be in Fortune’s Wary: Lotteries in the Eighteenth Century British North American Empire,” Advisor: Jessica Kross. Current Position:

Digital Projects Editor, Adams Papers (Massachusetts Historical Society).”

Christopher Rounds. Topic: “Ireland for Sale: The Marketing and Consumerism of Irish-American Identity,” Advisor: Lawrence Glickman. Current Position:

Simmons Tate. Topic: “South Carolina’s Reception of English Law,” Advisor: Lacy Ford.

M.A. Public History Students

Alisha Cromwell. Current Position: PhD candidate, University of Georgia.

Jan Levinson Hebbard. Current Position: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, Georgia.

Santi Thompson. Current Position: University of Houston Libraries, Texas.

Lindsay Weathers. Current Position: Midlands Technical College.

2007

Ph.D. Students

Eric Cheezum. Topic: “Discovering Chessie: Waterfront, Regional Identity, and the Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster, 1960-1920,” Advisor: Kendrick Clements. Current Position: Chesapeake College.

Scott Hileman. Topic: “Sir Thomas Picton, 1758-1815,” Advisor: Owen Connelly. Current Position: Associate Professor Martin Methodist College.

Rebecca Shrum. Topic: “Mirroring Others/Fashioning Selves: A History of the Looking Glass in America,” Advisor: Mark M. Smith. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

M.A Public History Students

Lindsay Crawford Crick. Current Position: University of Kansas Endowment.

McKenzie Kubly Falvo. Current Position: State Farm Insurance, Washington.

J.R. Fennell. Current Position: Lexington County Museum.

Matt Hebert. Current Position: United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Kate O’Donnell Hopfer. Current Position: Texas State Historical Association.

Ashley Bowden Hunnicutt. Current Position: Mercer University, Georgia.

Alexis Thompson Rager. Current Position: National Museum of the Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

Patricia Shandor. Current Position: Lexington County Museum.

Jim Steele. Current Position: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

Steven Wells. Current Position: City Council, Georgia

Christopher Ziegler. Current Position: National Park Service, Montana.

2006

Ph.D. Students

Jacob Blosser. Topic: “Pursuing Happiness: Cultural Discourse and Popular Religion in Anglican Virginia, 1700-1770,” Advisor: Jessica Kross. Current Position: Associate Professor, Texas Women’s University.

Aaron Haberman. Topic: “Civil Rights on the Right: The Modern Christian Right and the Crusade for School Prayer,” Advisor: Patrick Maney. Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado.

Jimmy Randall Grant. Topic: “Louis Francis Budenz: The Origins of a Professional Anti-Communist,” Advisor: Kendrick Clements. Current Position: Spartanburg Methodist College.

Kathleen Hilliard. Topic: “Spending in Black and White: The Slaves’ Economy in the Antebellum South,” Advisor: Mark M. Smith. Current Position: Associate Professor Iowa State University.

Adam Mack. Topic: “Good Things to Eat in Suburbia: Supermarkets and American Consumer Culture, 1930-1970,” Advisor: Lawrence Glickman. Current Position: Associate Professor, School of the Art Insitute of Chicago.

Aaron Marrs. Topic: “The Iron Horse Turns South: A Cultural History of Antebellum Southern Railroads,” Advisor: Mark M. Smith. Current Position: Office of the Historian, State Department.

Brion McClanahan. Topic: “A Lonely Opposition: James A. Bayard, Jr. and the American Civil War,” Advisor: Clyde Wilson.

Eric Plaag. Topic: “Strangers in a Strange Land: Northern Travellers and the Coming of the American Civil War,” Advisor: Mark M. Smith. Current position: Founder and Principal Consultant, Carolina Historical Consulting, LLC.

Brenda Schoolfield. Topic: “For the Better Relief of the Poor of this Parish: Public Poor Relief in Eighteenth Century Charles Town, South Carolina,” Advisor: Jessica Kross. Current Position: Bob Jones University.

Melissa Jane Taylor. Topic: “Experts in Misery: American Consuls in Austria, Jewish Refugees, and Restrictionist Immigration Policy, 1938-1941.” Advisor: Robert Herzstein. Current Position: Office of the Historian, State Department.

Kelli C. Walsh. Topic: “Oveta Culp Hobby: A Transformational Leader from the Texas Legislature to Washington, DC,” Advisor: Marcia Synnott. Current Position: Associate Professor, Fayetteville State University.

 
M.A Public History Students

Lauren Ham Ayers. Current Position: Maryland Humanities Council.

Anna Kuntz Elam. Current Position: Seattle Art Museum, Washington.

Stephanie Stewart. Current Position: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University, California.

2005

Ph.D. Students

Tyler Boulware. Topic: “Rim of the Gap: Negotiating Identity on the Southern Colonial Frontier,” Advisor: Jessica Kross. Current Position: Associate Professor, West Virginia University.

Kevin Dawson. Topic: “Enslaved Watermen in the Atlantic World, 1444-1888,” Advisor: Daniel C. Littlefield. Current Position: Associate Professor, University of California, Merced.

Wes Gantt. Topic: “Irish Terrorism, British Counter-Terrorism and United States Foreign Policy, 1865-1922,” Advisor: Kendrick Clements. Current Position: University of South Carolina.

Jeremy Richards. Topic: “The Political Life of Stanley Fletcher Morse,” Advisor: Marcia Synnott. Current Position: Associate Professor, Gordon State College.

M.A Public History Students

Heather Carpini. Current Position: S&ME Historical Consulting.

Drusilla Carter. Current Position: Willimantic Public Library, Connecticut.

Rebekah Dobrasko. Current Position: Texas Department of Transportation.

Jody Graichen. Current Position: Historic Preservation Consultant, Georgia

Elizabeth Coker Hamlett. Current Position: Furman University.

Krissy Dunn Johnson. Current Position: The Hammond School.

Georgette Mayo. Current Position: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture.

Staci Richey. Current Position: City of Columbia Planning and Preservation Office.

Beth Wiedower. Current Position: National Trust for Historic Preservation, Texas.


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