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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of History


Faculty Affiliated with the Public History Program

Dr. Lydia Mattice Brandt
 Department of Art
Research and Teaching Interests: American Art and Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Cultural Landscapes

Dr. Thomas J. BrownDepartment of History
Research and Teaching Interests:   American Memory of the Civil War

Dr. Duncan BuellDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering
Research and Teaching Interests
: Digital Humanities, Mobile Applications, Critical Interactives

Dr. Lana A. BurgessFaculty Curator, McKissick Museum and 
Director, Museum Management Certificate Program
Research and Teaching Interests:
   Museum Studies, 20th Century American Art, Controversial Exhibitions, Cultural Reception and Interpretation in Museums, Identity Politics, and Contemporary Outsider Art

Dr. Heidi Rae Cooley 
Department of Art and Film & Media Studies Program
Teaching and Research Interests
: Mobile Technologies, Digital Humanities, Biopolitics, History and Theory of Documentary

Dr. Mark Garrett Cooper Department of English and Film & Media Studies Program
Research and Teaching Interests:  Hollywood Cinema (in a global context), Newsfilm, Managerial Culture

Dr. Bobby J. Donaldson Department of History
Research and Teaching Interests:
   African American Intellectual and Cultural History, African American Religion, Civil Rights Movement, Post-Bellum American South, Oral History, Rare Books, Archival Studies, Historic Preservation

Dr. Don H. DoyleDepartment of History
Research and Teaching Interests:
   Urban History, American South, Nationalism and its relation to Museums, Monuments, and Public Art

Dr. Jessica Elfenbein Department of History
Research and Teaching Interests
: American Urban History, History of Philanthropy, Religious History, Community Engagement

Dr. Kent B. GermanyDepartment of History
Research and Teaching Interests:
   American South, the 1960's, race, poverty, digital history, oral history

Dr. Kenneth G. KellyDepartment of Anthropology and 
Coordinator, Certificate in Historical Archaeology & Cultural Resource Management
Research and Teaching Interests:
   Historical Archaeology of the African Diaspora, African Archaeology, Caribbean Plantations

Laura Kissel, MFA
 Director of Film and Media Studies Program, Department of Art
Research and Teaching Interests:
   Documentary Film Theory, Orphan Films and Media Archaeology, Landscape and Environment

Dr. Thomas LekanDepartment of History
Research and Teaching Interests:
   Environmental History, Tourism Studies, European Urban History

Dr. Valinda LittlefieldDepartment of History and Director, African-American Studies Program
Research and Teaching Interests:
   Late 19th and 20th Century Southern African-American Women, History of Southern African-American Education, History of Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Cultural Diversity Issues in the United States

Dr. Allison MarshDepartment of History and Director, 
Public History Program
Research and Teaching Interests:
  20th Century American History, History of Technology, History of Advertising, and Tourism Studies

Dr. Jennifer A. MarshallSchool of Library & Information Science and 
Coordinator, Joint Program in Public History and Library & Information Science
Research and Teaching Interests:   Archival Studies, particularly Appraisal; Preservation Administration; Record Keeping, Accountability, and Memory

Dr. Page Putnam MillerDistinguished Visiting Lecturer in Public History
Research and Teaching Interests:   Archival and Information Policy, Historic Preservation and Public Policy

Dr. Amy Mills Department of Geography
Research and Teaching Interests
:
Social Theory and Space/Place; Landscape Studies; Nationalism and Modernity in Urban Space; Gender, Identity, and the City

Lynn RobertsonExecutive Director Emeritus, McKissick Museum
Research and Teaching Interests:
  Museum Studies, Management of Museums and other Cultural Institutions

Dr. Constance B. Schulz
 Department of History, Public History Program, Emeritus
Research and Teaching Interests:
  Archival Administration, Documentary Photography, Early National Period

Dr. Sara Schwebel Department of English
Research and Teaching Interests: Children’s and Young Adult literature

Dr. Lauren Rebecca SklaroffDepartment of History
Research and Teaching Interests:
  U.S. Cultural and Intellectual History, History of Race Relations in the United States

Dr. Steven D. Smith 
Director, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
Research and Teaching Interests:
  Cultural Resource Management, U.S. Military History, the American Revolution, African-American Military History

Dr. Marjorie J. SpruillDepartment of History
Research and Teaching Interests:  Women’s/Gender History, History of the American South

Dr. Patricia SullivanDepartment of History
Research and Teaching Interests:
  20th Century South, African-American History, the Civil Rights Movement

Saddler TaylorCurator of Folklife & Research, The Folklife Resource Center, McKissick Museum
Research and Teaching Interests:
  Communal Foodways, Folk Music in Contemporary Society, Folklife Genres, Audio and Video Field Documentation, Digital Media in the Modern Archive

Dr. Robert R. WeyenethDepartment of History
Research and Teaching Interests:  Public History, Historic Preservation, Memory and Remembrance of Problematical Pasts, African-American Heritage Preservation

Dr. Colin F. WilderDepartment of History and Center for Digital Humanities
Research and Teaching Interests:
 Digital Humanities, Digital History, Early Modern European History, Intellectual History, Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment