New Adventures for Two Center Students

Over the last few weeks, two Center graduate research assistants have moved on to full-time positions in the historic preservation field while they continue their Ph.D. studies.

Stefanie Haire recently began working as historic preservation planner with the Southeast Tennessee Development District, a ten-county region. She is currently nominating resources to the National Register of Historic Places, including the Dunlap Mercantile building (Sequatchie County) and Walden’s Ridge Civic Center (Hamilton County), and assisting with development of a new interpretive trail at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park (Meigs County). The latter is a collaborative effort with the Tennessee Valley Authority and the National Park Service, and connects to her Center work on the Trail of Tears.

Danielle Shelton has accepted a position as a historian with the U.S. Forest Service. This role is much like what she did at the Center. She will research and write National Forest landscape histories and evaluate sites throughout the country for Sections 106 & 110 compliance. There are only seven historians in the Forest Service, compared to more than six hundred archaeologists, so she and her fellow historians have a big job to do.

Image of Stefanie (left) and Danielle at a Trail of Tears conference, courtesy of Amy Kostine.

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