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MA Careers and Accomplishments

This page is always in progress. Please send news of new jobs, awards, fellowships, publications, and admissions to other graduate programs to Laurie O'Neill at lponeill@uncg.edu. We will include your news on this page and in the fall department newsletter. Thanks!

For UNCG History Department awards and honors, click here.


Jennifer Scism Ash, M.A. 2008: Instructor, Bennett College; as of 2013 a Ph.D. student at University of Illinois, Chicago

Scott Baillargeon, M.A. 2014: Assistant City Clerk, City of Greensboro

Elizabeth (Ebie) Baker, M.A. 2013: Collections Manager at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville, Virginia

Stephanie (Krysiak) Balaconis, M.A. 2012: Digital Marketing Specialist at The Reynolds and Reynolds Company

Katie Bates, M.A. 2011: Curator, Town of Windsor Museum, Colorado.

John F. Beeler, M.A. 1986: Professor of History, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Lisa Berg, M.A. 2010: Historic Sites Supervisor, Kansas Historical Society

Douglas Bristol, M.A. 1992: Associate Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi

Philip Brown, M.A. 2015: Park Ranger, Gettysburg National Military Park

Becky Byron, M.A. 2011: Managing Editor of SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, an academic journal at Rice University, Houston, TX

Morena Carter, M.A. 2005: Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Cleveland, Ohio.

Hayley Chambers, M.A. 2008: Senior Curator of Collections at the Totem Heritage Center and the Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan, AK

Brandie Cline, M.A. 2014: Historic Interpreter II, Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, Sedalia, NC

Megan Coker, M.A. 2014: Graduate Assistant at University of South Carolina Office of Oral History, Masters student in University of South Carolina Library and Information Science Program

Colleen Edge Collett, M.A. 2010: Associate Director, Tennessee Preservation Trust; Architectural Historian, Thomason & Associates

Karen L. Cox, M.A. 1988: Professor of History, UNC-Charlotte

Dustin Cranford, M.A. 2011: Instructor, Guilford Technical Community College, UNCG, as of 2014 a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland

Kelli Landing Crawford, M.A. 2012: Volunteer Coordinator and Curator of Collections, Natural Science Center of Greensboro

Kevin Crowder, M.A. 2004: Instructor, Guilford Technical Community College, UNCG

Sarah Cunningham, M.A. 2009: Chief of Integrated Resources and Facilities for the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group, Ninety-Six, South Carolina

Peter S. D'Arpa, M.A. 2016: Instructor and Ph.D. student at West Virginia University.

Emmanuel Dabney, M.A. 2010: Interpretive Park Ranger at Petersburg National Battlefield

Joshua Dacey, M.A. 2017: Historic Interpreter, Charles B. Aycock Historic Site, NC

Christopher Davis, M.A. 2006: Grant Specialist, The Office of Sponsored Programs, UNCG

Katie DeMar-Aldrich, M.A. 2016: National History Day Coordinator, Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, WA

Donna Donald, M.A. 2002: Assistant Professor, Liberty University, VA

Mary Early, M.A. 1995: Director, Enrolled Student Services, UNCG Graduate School

Clyde Ellis, M.A. 1986: Professor of History & University Distinguished Scholar, Elon College, Elon, NC

Miriam Farris, M.A. 2010: Museum Specialist, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Flat Rock, NC

Rebecca Fecher, M.A. 2011: Adjunct Instructor, Alamance Community College, Graham, NC

Brandie Fields, M.A. 2011: Executive Director, Orange County Historical Museum, Hillsborough, NC

Daniel Fountain, M.A. 1993: Associate Professor, Meredith College

Amelia Gallo, M.A. 2012: Educator, Thomas County Historical Society & Museum, Thomasville, Georgia.

Margaret Wilson Gillikin, M.A. 1999: Assistant Professor and Program Director for Social Studies Education, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Dalila Goulart, M.A. 2007: Education and Visitor Services Manager, Rhode Island Historical Society

Blanche Hailey, M.A. 2011: Adjunct Instructor, Davidson County Community College and Forsyth Technical Community College; Curator, Eden Historical Museum, Eden, NC

Elizabeth Hallett, M.A. 2014: Student Outreach and Partnership Development Specialist, El Nomad Study Abroad Program, Cuenca, Ecuador

David Herr, M.A. 1994: Chair, Liberal and Creative Arts Department, Associate Professor of History, St. Andrews University, Laurinburg, NC

Amanda Holland, M.A. 2016: Director, Alfred C. Kessell History Center for Preservation North Carolina, Gastonia, NC

Pippa Holloway, M.A. 1994: Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Middle Tennessee State University

Gina Ingraham, M.A. 2015: Scholarships and Grants Coordinator at UNC Greensboro

Christopher Jacobson, M.A. 2009: Testing Center Manager/Instructor, Frederick Community College

Chris Jordan, M.A. 2012: Director of Public Programming at the New Winston Museum, Winston Salem, NC

Stacie Keevil, M.A. 2011: Associate Editor, Pearson Education, Indianapolis

Ellen Kennedy, M.A. 2010: Education Manager, National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo, OH

Christopher Kutas, M.A. 2011: Course Materials Assistant Manager, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sonya Laney, M.A. 2017: Director of Education and Public Programs, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, Mount Airy, NC.

Katie Lange, M.A. 2015: Interpretive Specialist for Daily Programming at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, Olathe, KS

Emily Lassiter, M.A. 2014: Educational Program Manager/Project Coordinator, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

Alexandra Latona, M.A. 2014: Education and Volunteer Manager, California Museum, Sacramento, CA

Brian Laverdure, M.A. 2015: Director, Emerging Payments Education, EPCOR, Kansas City, MO

Laura Lawfer, M.A. 2008: Special Events Coordinator/Educator, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, VA

Leslie Leonard, M.A. 2017: Historic Interpreter, Charlotte Hawkins Brown State Historic Site, Sedalia, NC

Felicia Lowrance, M.A. 2012: Education Officer, Jamestown Settlement/American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Virginia

Laura Glass Malloy, M.A. 2013: Historian for the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM

Alaina McKee, M.A. 2012: Student Teacher at Salem High School, City of Salem Schools

Sarah McNulty, M.A. 2011: Director of Programs and Marketing at the Surry Arts Council in Mount Airy, NC

Warren Milteer, M.A. 2010: Assistant Professor of History at University of South Carolina

Ethan Moore, M.A. 2010: Coordinator of Elon University's art collections and instructor in art and art history; as of 2013 a Ph.D. student at UNCG

Kimberly Mozingo, M.A. 2014: Group Event Planner, High Point Convention and Visitor's Bureau

David (Jack) Norton, M.A. 1999: Instructor, Dept of History, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN

Michelle Palmore, M.A. 2010: Manager of the Nathaniel Russell House Museum for the Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston, SC

Kasey Parara, M.A. 2012: Group Reservations Coordinator, Sheraton/Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC

Lindsay Payne, M.A. 2014: History Teacher, Greensboro Day School, Greensboro, NC

Dale Pennington, M.A. 2011: Executive Director, Korners' Folly Historic House, Kernersville, NC

Karen Ploch, M.A. 2017: Curator, Historical Society of Montgomery County, PA

Kim Proctor, M.A. 2011: Executive Director Rockingham County (NC) Historical Society Museum & Archives

Crystal Rayle, M.A. 2010: Instructor, Guilford Technical Community College

Charlotte (Wolfe) Ross, M.A. 2011: Teacher Programs Manager at The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

Joseph Ross, M.A. 2007: Instructor, North Carolina A&T University; Lecturer, UNCG; as of 2013 a Ph.D. student at UNCG

Jordan Rossi, M.A. 2015: Executive Director, Rockingham County Historical Society, NC

Annie Rubel, M.A. 2014: Site Coordinator, Fair Lane: Home of Clara and Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

Caitlin Saraphis, M.A. 2009: Assistant Director, College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center, UNCG

David Seidel, M.A. 2011: Teacher and Department Chair of the Social Studies Department, Bishop McGuinness High School

Alexis Schofield, M.A. 2017: Education Coordinator at the Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez, FL

Sarah Shurts, M.A. 2002: Assistant Professor, Bergen Community College

Melanie Staley, M.A. 2015: 8th Grade Science/Social Studies Teacher at New Century Middle School in Moore County, NC

Marianne Pace Taylhardat, M.A. 2013: Social Studies Teacher, Guilford County Schools

Angela Thorpe, M.A. 2014: Associate Director, N.C. African American Heritage Commission, N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources

Jason Turner, M.A. 2002: History/Social Studies Teacher, Rockingham County Schools

Michael Verville, M.A. 2013: Marketing Coordinator, Alliance for Historic Hillsborough, Hillsborough, NC

Lance Wheeler, M.A. 2017: Manager of Exhibitions, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson, MS

Amber Williams, M.A. 2013: Program Coordinator for the Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN

Mary Williford, M.A. 2015: Business Services Coordinator, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Samantha Winer, M.A., 2012: Collections Manager at Alaska Museum of Science and Nature, Anchorage, AK

Awards and Honors

Clyde Ellis, M.A. 1986: Inducted into the Oklahoma Historians' Hall of Fame, 2017.

Brittany Hedrick, M.A. student: UNCG Graduate Teaching Fellowship 2017-2018

Warren Milteer, M.A. 2010: 2016 R.D.W. Connor Award, presented annually to the author of the best article in the North Carolina Historical Review for “From Indians to Colored People: The Problem of Racial Categories and the Persistence of the Chowans in North Carolina" which appeared in the January 2016 issue.

Shawn Reagin, M.A. 2017: 2016 North Carolina Association of Historians Midgette Student Paper Award for "The Character of the Kaiser: How Wilhelm II Led Germany to War."

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