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MA Careers and Accomplishments

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Felicia (Lowrance) Abrams, M.A. 2012: Manager, Onsite Education at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

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

Hailey (Ayers) Harrell, M.A. 2017: Instructor, Greensboro College

Scott Baillargeon, M.A. 2014: Deputy Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners at Guilford County Government, Greensboro, NC

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

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

Laura Michal-Balderson, M.A. 2018: Tour guide, Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

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

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

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

Kyle Booker, M.A. 2020: Assistant Site Manager, James K. Polk State Historic Site, Pineville, NC

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

Maya Brooks, M.A. 2020: Assistant Curator for Contemporary Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and North Carolina Museum of Art

James J. Broomall, M.A. 2006: Assistant Professor of History, Shepherd University and director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War

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

Becky Byron, M.A. 2011: Managing Editor in journals division of the University of Chicago Press.

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

Valeria Caviness, M.A. 1990, University Program Specialist, Provost Office, UNCG

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

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

Katherine Crickmore, M.A. 2019: Assistant, State Archives of North Carolina, Correspondence Unit, Raleigh, NC

Kevin Crowder, M.A. 2004: Full-time Instructor, Guilford Technical Community College

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

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, VA

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: Full-time 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, NC

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

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

Brittany Hedrick, M.A. 2018: Social studies instructor, Guilford Technical Community College Middle College; Adjunct instructor, Davidson-Davie Community College, NC

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

Scott Hinshaw, M.A. 2004: Archivist, UNCG Special Collections and University Archives, Greensboro, 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: Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Elon University, NC

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

Evan Jaynes, M.A. 2020: History Instructor at Oak Ridge Military Academy, Guilford County, NC

Njeri Jennings, M.A. 2018: Assistant Educator, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Caitlin Johnson, M.A. 2018: Historic Interpreter and Education Liaison, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, TX

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

Stacie Keevil, M.A. 2011: Salesforce Consultant at Galvin Technologies, Indianapolis, IN

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: Education Coordinator, Charlotte Hawkins Brown State Historic Site, Sedalia, NC

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

Saskia Lascarez Casanova, M.A. 2022: Museum Administrator, North Carolina Museum of Dolls, Toys, and Miniatures, Spencer, NC

Emily Lassiter, M.A. 2014: Executive Director, Claymakers Arts Community, Durham, 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: Assistant Site Manager, Charlotte Hawkins Brown State Historic Site, Sedalia, NC

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

Sarah Maske, M.A. 2021: Public Programs Coordinator and Education Assistant, Greensboro History Museum, NC

Hannah Mahnken, M.A. 2018: Registrar at the Smoky Hill Museum, Salina, KS

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 George Washington University, Washington, DC

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: Administrative Support Specialist, Department of Anthropology, UNCG

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

Jessica O'Connor, M.A. 2017: Programs Assistant, Museum of Mississippi History, Jackson, MS

Christina (Rodriguez) Oliver, M.A. 2007: Registrar, George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, Dallas, TX

Max Ostrowski, M.A. 2016: Oral History Researcher, The HistoryMakers Digital Archive, Chicago, IL

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, NC

Brandie (Cline) Ragghianti, M.A. 2014: Independent public historian, currently in the Masters of Library Information Sciences at UNCG

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

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

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, NC

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

Richard Shelton, M.A. 2008: Full-time Instructor, Surry Community College, NC

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

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

Chelsea Stewart, M.A. 2019: Museum Coordinator, Peel Museum & Botanical Garden, Bentonville, AR

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

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, NC

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

Anita Warfford, M.A. 1999: Instructional Technology Consultant, College of Arts & Sciences, UNCG; and Instructor, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, UNCG

Lance Wheeler, M.A. 2017: Director of Exhibitions at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, Georgia

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.

Lacey Wilson, M.A. 2018: Historical Interpreter, Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia

Samantha Winer, M.A., 2012: Curator of Collections & Exhibits Centennial Museum & Chihuahua Desert Gardens, El Paso, TX

Jasmin Zamora-Cuna, M.A., 2023: Career and College Promise Coordinator, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst, NC

Awards and Honors

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

Brittany Hedrick, M.A. 2018: 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."

Chelsea Stewart, M.A. 2019: Atlantic World Research Network Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2018.

Enrollment in Other Ph.D. Programs

Rebecca Adams, M.A. 2013: George Mason University

Jennifer Scism Ash, M.A. 2008: University of Illinois at Chicago

Jeff Benvenuto, M.A. 2008: MA in Cultural Studies, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Krakow, Poland; Ph.D. student, Global Affairs, Rutgers-Newark, State University of New Jersey

Michael Brandon, M.A. 2009: University of Florida

James Broomall, M.A. 2006: University of Florida

Dustin Cranford, M.A. 2011: University of Maryland at College Park

Peter d'Arpa, M.A. 2016: West Virginia University

William Feeney, M.A. 2008: University of West Virginia

Richard Gilley, M.A. 2010: University of South Florida

Margaret Wilson Gillikin, M.A. 1999: University of South Carolina at Columbia

Benjamin Gulley, M.A. 2008: Penn State

Kimber Heinz, M.A. 2016: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tiffany Holland, M.A. 2011: Duke University

Steven Lechner, M.A. 2015: North Carolina State University

David Loner, M.A. 2010: Oxford University, United Kingdom

Beth McFayden, M.A. 2014: University of Illinois at Chicago

Warren Milteer, M.A. 2010: UNC Chapel Hill

Andrea Nichols, M.A. 2010: University of Nebraska

Jeremy Piercy, M.A. 2013: University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Shawn Reagin, M.A. 2017: Georgia State University

Rwany Sibaja, M.A. 2005: George Mason University

Purvi Sangvhi, M.A. 2020: Georgia State University

Tyson Smith, M.A. 2008: University of Mississippi

Kenneth Surles, M.A. 2014: University of Oregon

Peter van Lidth de Jeude, M.A. 2008: Penn State

Lisa Withers, M.A. 2015: North Carolina State University

Lisa Zevorich, M.A. 2009: Ohio State University

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