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Previous Fellows

Degrees noted are those held when completing the fellowship. Later degrees are not listed.

Susan W. Knowles, Ph.D.
Fall 2011-Summer 2013
Susan KnowlesKnowles (B.A. in French and art history, Vanderbilt University; M.L.S. George Peabody college; M.A. in art history, Vanderbilt University; Ph.D. in public history, MTSU) is building on her dissertation research focusing on Tennessee’s marble industry. This year she will complete an East Tennessee Marble Industry Multiple Property Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Leigh Ann Gardner
Historic Preservation Fellow
Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Leigh_Ann_GardnerGardner (B.A. in History, Mississippi University for Women; M.A. in Public History, MTSU) is collaborating on projects including a heritage development plan for the Polk-Clark School in Gibson County and a Conditions Assessment/History of the DeVault Tavern in Washington County. This year she will also work on furthering her research on African American fraternal and benevolent lodges in the state, and developing a survey of lodges. Gardener is currently working on a blog which follows her research on African American fraternal and benevolent groups in Tennessee. For updates on her blog visit http://tn-africanamericanlodges.blogspot.com/. For more information on the projects that Gardner has completed and is currently working on visit her online portfolio at http://leighanngardner.wordpress.com/

Jane Davis
Historic Preservation Fellow
Fall 2010-Summer 2011
Davis (B.S. in anthropology, MTSU; MLS, University of Tennessee; ABD Ph.D. in public history, MTSU) is working with the Ulysess S. Grant National Historic Site to design a travelling exhibit to interpret Grant’s participation in contraband camps in Tennessee and the development of African American communities following Emancipation.

Spurgeon King
Historic Preservation Fellow
Fall 2010-Spring 2011
King (B.S. in history and international affairs, Florida State University; M.A. in history/historic preservation and Ph.D. in public history, MTSU) is assisting the Longstreet Headquarters in Hamblen County with interpretive planning.

Lauren Nickas Beaupre
Historic Preservation Fellow
Summer 2010-Summer 2011
Beaupre (B.A. and M.A. in history, MTSU; ABD Ph.D. in history, University of Notre Dame) is researching her dissertation, “‘A City of a Thousand Churches;’ Religion and Urban Development in Memphis, 1893-2000,” for her Ph.D. in history from the University of Notre Dame.

Brian Dempsey
Historic Preservation Fellow
Summer 2010
Dempsey (B.A. and M.A. in history, James Madison University; Ph.D. in public history, MTSU) is revising his dissertation, a study of blues heritage tourism in the Mississippi Delta, for publication.

Kristen Luetkemeier
Historic Preservation Fellow
Fall 2006
Luetkemeier (B.A. in history, James Madison University; M.A. in public history, MTSU) collaborated on the Gatlinburg National Register Multiple Property Nomination (MPN) and a study of the city’s historic resources.

Steve Hoskins
Spring 2006
Hoskins (B.A. in religious studies, Trevecca Nazarene University; M.A. in historical theology, St. Louis University; and M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary) received a fellowship while completing the Ph.D. in Public History program. During his fellowship, Hoskins served as the project manager for the Center team developing an interpretive plan for Clinton, Tennessee’s Civil Rights story.

Rachel Martin
Historic Preservation Fellow
Fall 2005-Summer 2006
Rachel_MartinMartin (B.A. in English and biblical literature, University; M.A. in history, MTSU) served as the editorial assistant to the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, the journal of the Tennessee Historical Society. She also assisted on a museum interpretation plan for the Green McAdoo School in Clinton.
Evan Hatch
Historic Preservation Fellow
Fall 2005
Hatch (B.A. in American studies, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; M.A. in southern studies, University of Mississippi) developed a collections management policy for the Arts Center of Cannon County, a regional arts center located in Woodbury where he serves as the center’s folklorist.

Elizabeth Moore
Historic Preservation Fellow
Summer 2005-Spring 2006
Moore (B.A. in art history, Vanderbilt University; M.Arch., University of Virginia.) researched and wrote National Register of Historic Places Nominations for Bodenham School and Bridgeforth School and created a heritage development plan for Lynnville, all in Giles County. She also completed a Fentress County survey and a National Register nomination for the Fisher Farm in Williamson County.

Susan W. Knowles
Historic Preservation Fellow
Spring 2004
Susan KnowlesKnowles (B.A. in French and art history, Vanderbilt University; M.L.S. George Peabody College; and M.A. in art history, Vanderbilt University) researched Tennessee connections to the U.S. Capitol art collections, building on a 2003-2004 U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellowship. In particular, she looked at connections between the Tennessee State Capitol and its architect William Strickland and the U.S. Capitol extension, overseen by one of Strickland’s apprentices, architect Thomas U. Walter.

Carolyn “Carrie” Barske
Historic Preservation Fellow
Summer 2004
Barske (B.A. in history, Sewanee University; M.A. in history, Northeastern University) researched and wrote a National Register of Historic Places nomination for Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski, Tennessee, and developed a historical and architectural walking tour for the City of Pulaski that includes the cemetery, downtown Pulaski, and its greenway system.

Stacey Graham
Historic Preservation Fellow
Summer 2003
Stacey_GrahamGraham (B.A. in history, University of Michigan; M.A. in history, University of California, Los Angeles) researched Fort Blount and Nashville Christian Institute and wrote a brief history of Rutherford County for Murfreesboro Magazine.

Jim Williams
Historic Preservation Fellow
Summer 2003
Williams (B.A. in history, College of William and Mary; M.S. in history, Oxford University) prepared a legislative history of the 1960 Tennessee Civil War Centennial Commission and developed a survey of the economic impact of Heritage Area properties.

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