Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 E. Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Main Office: Peck Hall 223
Department Chair: James Beeby
Undergraduate Program: (615) 898-2631
Graduate Program: (615) 898-5798
All Other Inquiries: (615) 898-2631
FOLLOW MTSU HISTORY
Phone: (615) 898-5806
Peck Hall Room 268
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
U.S. and Southern women's history; Tennessee history
HIST 2030 Tennessee History
HIST 4730/5730 American Social History
HIST 4770/5770 Women in America to 1890
HIST 6020 Historical Research Methods
HIST 6550/7550 Seminar in American Material Culture
Material culture; Progressive era; history of education.
OTHER INTERESTS/PUBLIC SERVICE:
National Trust for Historic Preservation; Rosenwald School Task Force; American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma.
PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER CREATIVE WORKS:
"'Bringing New Hope and Confidence to the People': Children and the Rosenwald Schools of the American South, 1912-1932," in Designing Modern Childhoods: Landscapes, Buildings, and Material Culture, ed. Marta Gutman and Ning deConinck-Smith (Rutgers University Press, 2008).
"Rosenwald Schools in the Rural Southern Landscape," in We Will Independent Be: African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the U.S., ed. Leslie M. Alexander and Angel David Nieves (University Press of Colorado, 2008).
The Rosenwald Schools of the American South, New Perspectives on the History of the South (University Press of Florida, 2006). Award of Excellence, Southeast Society of Architectural Historians; Honorable Mention, History of Education Society Outstanding Book Award.
"Preserving Rosenwald Schools" Preservation Book series, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2003.
Rebuilding the Rural Southern Community (University of Tennessee Press, 1998). Co-winner, Tennessee History Book Award, 1998.
"'Better Homes on Better Farms': Domestic Reform in Rural Tennessee," Frontiers 22:1 (2001).
"Organizing Rural Communities for Change: The Commonwealth Fund Child Health Demonstration in Rutherford County," Tennessee Historical Quarterly 53 (Fall 1994).
"The Science of Domesticity: Home Economics at George Peabody College for Teachers," Journal of Southern History 57 (November 1991).
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Study of Jeanes Supervising Industrial Teachers in Alabama, 1907-1925.
B.A. Chatham College 1977
M.A. College of William and Mary 1980
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University 1993