PROJECT STAFF

 

Staff
 
Project Director: Michael E. Price is Acting Head of the History Department  and Associate Professor of History/Social Science Education at Armstrong Atlantic State University. He received his M.A. in History and Ed.D. in Social Science Education from the University of Georgia. His specialty is the history of the American South, with special emphasis on Georgia. He is the author of Stories With a Moral: Literature and Society in Nineteenth-Century Georgia,  published by the University of Georgia Press in February 2000.

Project Co-Director:  Howard O. Robinson, II is Assistant Professor of American History with a concentration on African Americans in the Urban South.  Dr. Robinson received his B.A. in Journalism and  his M.A. in American History at Alabama State University. He received his Ph.D. in American History at the University of Akron. He is currently the editor of the Savannah Black History Initiative.

Senior Curator: Vivian Rogers-Price received her M.A. in History and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Georgia. She is the Education Director at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum. She is the author of The Birds of John Abbot, which was published in 1997 by the Beehive Press.

Senior Technical Advisor:  Katherine Ferreira received her B.A. in History from Armstrong State College.  She is currently completing her M.A. in History at Armstrong Atlantic State University.  Her studies focus on women's organizations in turn-of-the-century Savannah, Georgia. 

Senior Technical Advisor:  Nancy Anderson (1997-1998) is currently at work completing her B.S. in Computer Science at Armstrong Atlantic State University. She does freelance web design and computer consulting. She also donates her services to local non-profit agencies.

Consultants

Jo Ann Coleman is Assistant Professor of Middle Grades Education at Armstrong Atlantic State University. She received her Ed.D in English Education from East Texas State University. Her primary area of professional expertise as an educator is working with Language Arts Teachers in inner-city schools.

Barbara C. Fertig is Associate Professor of History, Museum Studies, and Folklife at Armstrong Atlantic State University. She is also director of curatorial services at the Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah. Her study of Chesapeake Bay tobacco culture and vernacular architecture appeared in New Jersey Folklife, and she has collaborated on several oral history studies of community traditions. She is presently studying the African American landscapes of the low country.

Mark Finlay is Associate Professor of History at Armstrong Atlantic State University. He received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University's History of Science and Technology Program. He has published articles on the history of medicine, the history of chemistry, and agricultural history, and is currently researching the history of canals and railroads in the Savannah area.

Christopher Hendricks received his Ph.D. in History from the College of William and Mary and is currently Associate Professor of History at Armstrong Atlantic State University. He specializes in Colonial and Early National America, the Material Culture of Early America, and Historic Preservation.

Thomas F. Howard received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Geography at Armstrong Atlantic State University. His research interests include the historical geography of transportation in the United States. His manuscript entitled Breaking the Mountain Barrier: the First Roads over the Sierra Nevada will be published by the University of California Press in 1998.

Judson Kratzer received his B.A. in Anthropology from Clarion University and M.A. in Public History from Armstrong State College. He currently serves as Instructor in the History Department at Armstrong Atlantic State University. He has an extensive background in landscape archaeology and has co-authored several articles in this field.

George B. Pruden is Professor of History at Armstrong Atlantic State University. He received his Ph.D. from American University. His research and teaching specialties include the history of China, Japan, and the Middle East. He also coordinates AASU’s graduate program in Social Science Education

Chris Schuberth is Assistant Professor of Science Education/Geology at Armstrong Atlantic State University and serves as Director of the Alternative Teacher Certification Program for Military Personnel. A published author, he is the former Executive Director of the Savannah Science Museum and remains active with the organization.

Janet D. Stone is Associate Professor of History at Armstrong Atlantic State University. She received her Ph.D. in History from Emory University. Her specialties include history of France, European Historiography, and Nineteenth-Century Europe. At present, she is completing a history of Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Nancy A. White is Professor of History at Armstrong Atlantic State University. She received her Ph.D. in History from American University. Her research and teaching specialties include Women’s history and the American South. She is currently working on a manuscript about the Y.W.C.A. in the New South.

Anne E. Yentsch is Associate Professor of Historical Archaeology at Armstrong Atlantic State University. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Brown University. She is the author of A Chesapeake Family and Their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 1994.