Public History Program Director & Advisor

Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska Associate Professor CAS - History

M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska is Director of AU's Graduate Program in Public History. She is a cultural historian of the 19th and 20th century US. Her research interests include public history, museum studies

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Public History Faculty

Daniel Kerr Associate Professor CAS - History

Daniel Kerr is the director of American University's Humanities Truck program and the associate director of its public history program. He is the president-elect of the Oral History Association. Ke

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Affiliate Faculty

Matthew Costello Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Matthew is the Assistant Director of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History for the White House Historical Association in Washington, D.C. He earned his PhD and MA from Marque

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

Trevor Owens Public Historian

Trevor Owens works on digital strategy for cultural heritage organizations. He is currently the Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress. Previously, he lead a 30 million dollar i