Students are the driving force behind what we do here at the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, and we would like to wish warmest congratulations to recent graduates who have served as research assistants for us. M.A. graduate Taylor Stewart worked on the Teaching with Primary Sources—MTSU program and on National Register nominations for properties in Tennessee and Alabama.
Dr. Aleia Brown, who graduated from the Ph.D. program, contributed to a heritage resource assessment for Owingsville, Kentucky, and the booklet The Hub of a Wheel: A Brief Guide to Murfreesboro’s Past, among other projects. Dr. Brown’s dissertation research examined the history of African American quilts as a form of expression and resistance. Her work with museum dialogues on difficult subjects has earned her national recognition.
We are proud to have supported both Taylor and Aleia, and we wish them well in their careers as public historians.