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History | Public History Faculty

  1. Kathleen Franz, Historian

    CAS - History

    Prof. Franz holds degrees in museum studies and American Civilization from Brown University. She specializes in 20th Century US cultural history with a focus on popular culture and the history of technology.

    Send email to Kathleen Franz

    (202) 885-2386

  2. Pamela Henson, Public Historian in Residence

    CAS - History

    Dr. Henson is director of the Institutional History Division of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. She researches and writes on the history of the Smithsonian and conducts the oral history project with Smithsonian staff. Current exhibits include "… More

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  3. Daniel Kerr, Associate Professor

    CAS - History

    Dan Kerr, the director of American University's public history program, specializes in the fields of community history, oral history, and public history. The projects he has initiated, including the Cleveland Homeless Oral History Project, the Shenan… More

    Send email to Daniel Kerr

    (202) 885-2161

  4. Susan McElrath, University Archivist

    University Library

    Susan McElrath has served as University Archivist at American University since August 2004 where she is the manager of the University Archives and Special Collections departments. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing policies and … More

    Send email to Susan McElrath

    (202) 885-3197

  5. Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska, Assistant Professor

    CAS - History

    Malgorzata J. Rymsza-Pawlowska is the Associate Director of AU's public history graduate program. She is a cultural historian of the 19th and 20th century U.S. Her research interests include public history, museum, studies, digital humanities, media … More

    Send email to Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska

    (202) 885-2405

  6. Joshua Sternfeld, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer