Guest Speakers

There will be several practicing public historians, as well as collaborators from the Driving Through Time digital project and the UNC Digital Innovation Lab who will visit our course this fall.

Here you’ll find biographical information on our guest speakers as we receive it.

Confirmed speakers are:


Bob Anthony

Bob Anthony has been the Curator of the North Carolina Collection at UNC’s Wilson Library since 1994.  He received his M.S.L.S. from UNC in 1982 and his B.A. from Wake Forest in 1975.  He is the author or editor of many books, articles, and papers about numerous facets of North Carolina history, all of which may be seen on his CV here.

Erin Clary

Erin Clary is a master’s student in UNC’s School of Information and Library Science. Since January of 2013, she has been leading efforts to publish new materials to the Driving Through Time project.

Phil Francis

Phil Francis retired in the spring of 2013 as the Superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the capstone to a career with the National Park Service that spanned more than forty years.  A native of Shelby, North Carolina and a graduate of Clemson with a degree in administrative management, Francis began his NPS career in 1972 at Kings Mountain National Military Park.  Over his years with NPS, he also served at Shenandoah National Park, Yosemite National Pak, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Southwest Regional Office in Santa Fe, NM.

Linda Jacobson

Linda Jacobson is keeper of the North Carolina Collection Gallery and an associate librarian in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She received a B.A. in American History and English, a B.F.A. in Fine Art, and an M.A. in American History and Museum Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).  Prior to her employment in the Gallery, she was curator of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project at UNCG.  An active member of several regional library and historical organizations, she recently served as president and publications chair for the Chapel Hill Historical Society.

Pam Lach

Pam Lach is the Manager of UNC’s Digital Innovation Lab.  She holds a MS in Information Science from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  She has a Ph.D. from UNC in U.S. Cultural History with an emphasis on gender and film history. Pam is interested in how new and emerging technologies can support and redefine scholarship in the humanities and hopes to bridge the divide between technology and humanists. Among her many duties, she is DH Press Project Manager.

Tim McMillan

Tim McMillan is a senior lecturer in the department of African and Afro-American Studies and serves on the University History Council and the Faculty Executive Committee and Faculty Council.  He received 3 degrees from UNC culminating in a Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1988.  McMillan researches and teaches about the social construction of race, particularly the memories of race at UNC.

Cecelia Moore

Cecelia Moore is special assistant to the Chancellor and a PhD candidate in US History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her duties in the Chancellor’s Office include writing, research and support for campus events.

She holds a masters degree in public history from North Carolina State University with a concentration in archives and special collections.  Her dissertation examines the Federal Theatre Project in North Carolina in the 1930s, a New Deal jobs program that worked with UNC drama faculty on community theatres. Their best-known collaboration was The Lost Colony symphonic drama on Roanoke Island.

Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore is a current MA student in the Public History program at North Carolina State University, a graduate of UNC-CH and an alum of History 671 (Fall 2011).

Kenneth Zogry

Dr. Kenneth Zogry is both a public and an academic historian.  He holds a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill.  His graduate research led to a 2004 Impact Award from the Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill.  He is also a graduate of the Attingham Summer School in England, and the Institute in Early Southern Material Culture (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts/UNC-Greensboro).

Dr. Zogry has been in the field of public history for nearly 25 years, including positions as assistant curator of Old Salem in Winston-Salem, curator of the Bennington Museum in Vermont, and executive director of the Pope House Museum in Raleigh.  He has served as a consultant to historic house museums from North Carolina to Maine, and is certified by the state of North Carolina to write nominations for the National Register of Historic Places. He has taught courses in American history, North Carolina history, African American history, and museum studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, NCSU, and Peace College. Since 1998 he has served as official historian of the Carolina Inn on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, and since 2010 as public history curator for the Institute for Emerging Issues on Centennial Campus at NCSU.  Dr. Zogry is also currently under contract to write his third book, a history of The Daily Tar Heel, to be published in time for the paper’s 120th anniversary in 2013.

Dr. Zogry has written more than a dozen articles and book and exhibit reviews for publications including the Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, the Public Historian, The Journal of the National Parks Service, and the North Carolina Historical Review.  He is the author of two books: ‘The Best the Country Affords’: Vermont Furniture, 1765-1850, which won the Charles F. Montgomery Award (1995), and The University’s Living Room: A History of the Carolina Inn, which won two awards from the Printing Industry of the Carolinas (2000).  He plans to revise his doctoral dissertation for publication, which is entitled The House Dr. Pope Built: Race, Politics, Memory, and the Early Struggle for Civil Rights in North Carolina.

See an August 2011 interview done by UNC-TV in which Dr. Zogry discusses the work he has done at the Carolina Inn.

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