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MUSEUM STUDIES

Faculty

Anne Parsons Anne Parsons, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director of Public History
Department of History

I teach and create historical projects in ways that engage people with the world around them and that serve the greater good of the community. I work in both academic and public history settings, where I explore modern U.S. History, the history of confinement and LGBT history.

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Email: aeparson@uncg.edu
Office: 2137 MHRA
Office Phone: 336-334-5645

Photo of Lisa Tolbert Lisa Tolbert, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Department of History

I am a cultural historian whose courses explore a variety of methodologies for interpreting buildings, landscapes, and objects as cultural artifacts with historically specific meanings that must be understood in particular context over time.

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Email: lctolber@uncg.edu
Office: 2109 MHRA
Office Phone: 336.334.3987

Photo of Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, AIA Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, M. Arch.
Professor
Department of Interior Architecture

I am a preservation architect and educator. I believe that the historic built environment is profoundly important to communities and individuals because it provides us with a sense of identity and orientation. Knowing who we were allows us to ask questions about who we are and who we are becoming.

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Email: jrleimen@uncg.edu
Office: 106 Gatewood Studio Arts Building
Office Phone: 336.256.0303

Photo of Edith Brady Edith Brady
Adjunct Faculty
Director, High Point Museum

I am a museum educator turned history museum director with nearly 20 years in the field.  My previous work as a museum educator greatly informs how I approach leading my institution towards its vision. Good museum educators know their audiences well and work with them to create programs that are meaningful and enjoyable.  They are skillful at helping visitors engage with new ideas and perspectives, often leading to new or deeper understanding.

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Email: edith.brady@highpointnc.gov

Photo of Diana Bell-Kite Diana Bell-Kite
Adjunct Faculty
Associate Curator, North Carolina Museum of History

I am a curator of North Carolina history. My work spans from the living room to the storage room to the classroom. I believe that physical objects have unique storytelling power, and that as public historians it is our charge and privilege to connect people in the present through the artifacts of the past.

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Email: diana.bell.kite@ncdcr.gov

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