Dr. Rebecca Conard



Rebecca ConardProfessor

CONTACT:
E-mail: rconard@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-2423
Office Location: KOM 301E
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

TEACHING FIELDS:
Public History, Environmental History, 20th Century U.S. History

COURSES:
HIST 2020: American People; HIST 3110: Explorations in Public History; HIST 4640/5640: Environmental History; HIST 6510/7510: Seminar in Public History; HIST 6530/7530: Seminar in Administration of Historical Organizations; HIST 6560/7560: Seminar in Cultural Resources Management; HIST 6570: Public History Internship; HIST 6610/7610: Essentials of Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
the human-made environment; parks and preserves as expressions of environmental values; the evolution of public history; public history education

OUTSIDE INTERESTS/PUBLIC SERVICE:
Academic Director, Teaching American History-Cumberland River Valley Consortium (2002-2005)
President, National Council on Public History (2002-2003)
Tennessee History Day Advisory Committee
American Association for State and Local History-Cultural Diversity Task Force
Annals of Iowa, Editorial Board
Research Associate, Tallgrass Historians, L.C.

PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER CREATIVE WORKS:
Benjamin Shambaugh and the Intellectual Foundations of Public History (2002).
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Legislative History, 1920-1996 (1998).
Places of Quiet Beauty: Parks, Preserves, and Environmentalism (1997).
Santa Barbara: El Pueblo Viejo (1986, with Christopher Nelson and the Santa Barbara Landmarks Committee).

WORK IN PROGRESS:
"Public History: A Critical Perspective on the Field" with Patricia Mooney-Melvin, Philip V. Scarpino, and Noel Stowe.

EDUCATION:
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
M.A., UCLA