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  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.

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    (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. Arnita Jones, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Dr. Jones joined the American Historical Association as Executive Director in June 1999, after serving 11 years as Executive Director of the Organization of American Historians. She holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and the MA and PhD in modern E… More

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  4. 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 Shena… More

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    (202) 885-2161

  5. Susan McElrath, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    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

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    (202) 885-3197

  6. Trevor Owens, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Trevor Owens is works on digital strategy for cultural heritage organizations. He served as a Digital Archivist and a Historian of Science at the Library of Congress. Before that, he worked as the community manager for the Zotero project at the Cente… More

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  7. Paul Reber, Historian in Residence

    Paul Reber is the Executive Director of Stratford Hall and also serves on the adjunct faculty at American University in Washington as a Historian-in-Residence. Prior to assuming his responsibilities at Stratford, Paul was an Adjunct Professor of Hist… More

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  8. 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