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JAMES PERINE -
I graduated from the Masters Program in June of 2001 at the tender age of 43. In March of 2002 I was hired as an adjunct instructor at Columbus State Community College. I teach one Humanities class a quarter - either in the American or Western Civilization sequences. I also have a full-time job at the Columbus Dispatch in the I.S. Department. I enjoyed every minute of my Wright State experience and recommend the program to any serious History students. You can contact me via e-mail at email@example.com
KIMBERLY NEUENSCHWANDER -
I graduated in November of 2003 with a Master's in Public History. I am currently an archivist for the Marianist Archives at the University of Dayton , where I started as a student assistant in January of 2002. In July of 2003 I was made a permanent salaried staff member. Some of my responsibilities with the Marianist Archives include: accessioning and processing collections for the Marianist order and administration; organizing and digitizing photographs; creation and administration of Access databases for our collections and inventory; and assistance of patrons and administration with research requests and inquiries. I have been happily married to my husband Ethan since October of 2001. Ethan will receive his MBA from the Wright State Lake Campus in March of 2005. We have two wonderful “children”, Winchester and Eva – a chocolate lab and German shepherd.
BRYAN HOCKENSMITH -
I graduated in March of 2004. I am currently a Military Historical Collections Analyst with LGB & Associates, Inc. I work at the U.S. Army Center of Military History: Collections Branch, in downtown Washington D.C. http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
I work with a small team of analysts responsible for updating the army museum system catalouge and databse consisting of over 600, 000 artifacts. I check entries for historical accuracy against primary and secondary sources in the Center of Military History's collection and library. Objects are entered into the database from Army System Museums all over the country and then checked by myself and the team at the Collections Branch offices. Some of the museums in the system include: West Point, the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, and the U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum at Ft. Sill. I was recently married to my wonderful wife Laura, who will begin her job as the Assistant Director of Education at the United States Navy Museum on the Washington Navy Yard in D.C. We currently reside in Alexandria, VA.
JESSIE ROBINSON -
I graduated in June 2004. I now work as an archivist for the Library of Virginia. As part of the Local Records Department, I process court cases from all over the state so that they are available for research and genealogical purposes. This site gives more information on what I do: http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/local/chancery/index.htm
ANNIE SPENCE -
I graduated in June 2004. I am currently an archivist with The History Factory.
The History Factory offers a variety of history-based products and services including anniversary planning, archives and database development, exhibits, media relations planning, living history programs, research/editorial services and publications, graphic design and new media productions - all designed and executed with specific business objectives in mind. The History Factory helps businesses use their history to their own benefit. I am currently assigned to the Target Corporation Project. I am on-site at Target's Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. My current assignment with the project is to establish the corporate archives. My duties include processing documents, photographs, and objects, as well as, research and collection management. I also regularly advise Target Management on specific projects related to the use of archival collections.
BRETT STOLLE -
Research Division - Reference Archivist for the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
I graduated in June 2004. I primarily provide historical research assistance by answering inquiries from Museum Staff, Government Agencies, and the General Public. I schedule and supervise all information research visits by interested historians and active-duty service members. In addition, I am also responsible for the upkeep, organization, and reference of the museum's historical file collection, photograph collections and reference library. I am married; my wife Laura is a graduate assistant pursuing her Ph.D. in the field of Biology at the University of Dayton.
JAMES "SKIP" FEDERICI -
WSU History alumnus James "Skip" Federici (MA, 2004) had his paper, "Flying to Fight: American Aeroplane Pilot Training in the Great War," selected as the winning entry of the Mike Carr Student Paper Contest. The essay competition is held by the non-profit League of World War I Aviation Historians. Skip 's paper also was selected for publication in an upcoming issue of the League's quarterly journal, Over the Front . The winning entry was an excerpt of his master's thesis by the same title written under the direction of Dr. Jacob H. Dorn .
Skip has been an adjunct member of the Northwest Vista College faculty since September, 2004 where he teaches survey courses on U.S. and World history. He is also a lead teacher for Kaplan Test Prep in San Antonio where he teaches Kaplan's teacher development course as well as GRE and LSAT preparatory courses.
Update: 6-18-08. After completing a four-year stint in San Antonio as an adjunct professor of history, I will be starting the doctoral program at the Ohio State University in the Fall, 2008. I will be working under the direction of Dr. Guilmartin in military history and expect my dissertation to extend my thesis topic of pilot training in World War I. The instruction, mentoring, and camaraderie from the faculty and graduate students at Wright State played a pivotal role in my development as a professional historian.
ROBERTA CAROTHERS -
Museum Specialist, National Museum of the United States Air Force
In November 2004, I graduated with my Master's degree. I have been working at the National Museum of the United States Air Force since May 2003. I began as a summer intern in the Special Events Division and in October 2003 I transferred into the Collection Management Division, where I will become a permanent staff member. My primary duties are to accession historical artifacts into the USAF Historical Property Collection, to catalogue our records into a database, to inventory and ensure accountability of historical items in storages and on exhibit, and to perform in-depth research to answer inquiries from our staff or the general public concerning the historical relevance and authenticity of objects in the museum collection.
I graduated in November of 2004, with a Master's degree in Public History and am employed by the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The museum is home to the largest aircraft and memorabilia collection in the world. As the museum's Registrar, I am the primary custodian for all collections' documentation including accession, incoming loans, or deaccession paperwork and maintain all donor, accession, loan records and official correspondence.
KIMBERLY RICHARDS -
I graduated in November 2004 with my Masters and currently work for the Chemung Valley History Museum in Elmira, New York.
While my title
is Archivist, I am also head of the Special Collections and Archives,
which is an all in one package deal. History buffs should know
about Elmira, as the site of one of the famous Civil War Prison Camps
and we are the birthplace of not only NBC's Brian Williams, director
Hal Roach and a few others, but also Mark Twain! As the only archivist
for the facility, I'm in charge of filling research requests, processing
collections, overseeing a grant from New York State to process Land
Survey's drawn by William Timbrell, actively seeking donations to add
to our collections, assisting in exhibit production and design, and
help with other projects that come up through the day or week.
TIMOTHY BINKLEY -
I graduated in March of 2005. A few weeks later I accepted a full-time position as Archivist of United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH) < www.united.edu > and Curator of the Center for the Evangelical United Brethren Heritage < www.united.edu/eubcenter >. The Wright State experience was great, and I hope to keep in touch with friends and the program. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-278-5817 ext 2270.
STEVEN C. SMITH
In November 2004, I graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in history, with a minor in Political Science. Currently, I am a teaching assistant in the Department of History at the University of Missouri , where I am studying under Dr. Jeffrey L. Pasley. At the present time, I am conducting research for my M.A. thesis, tentatively titled "'The Art of Printing Shall Endure': Journalism and Politics in New York City , 1790-1830." After completing the thesis in Spring 2007, I will enter the Ph.D. program and perhaps work concurrently with the Department of History and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
In September 2006, I will be traveling to England to present a paper titled "The Strange Career of Peter Irving: New York City 's Community of Journalism and the Making of Political Identity in the Early Republic, 1802-1807" at the Annual Conference of the British Group of Early American Historians. The conference, which will be held at the University of Oxford , is co-sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of American History at the College of William and Mary and the Rothermore American Institute at the University of Oxford .
My experience in the Department of History at Wright State University was very fulfilling, especially my final year in which I worked closely with Dr. Harvey M. Wachtell on my Honors Thesis. A condensed version of that project titled "'Printers, Called Republican in This City: The Power of the Political Press in Early National New York" is set to be published in The Image of Power in Literature, Media, and Society (Will Wright and Steven Kaplan, eds.) in August 2006. I owe a special debt of gratitude to the entire department, especially Dr. Nancy Garner, Dr. Kathryn Meyer, Dr. Susan Carrafiello, Dr. Martin Arbagi, Dr. Edward Haas, and Dr. Roy Vice, as well as Karen, Julie, Pam, and Jessica.
I graduated from the Masters program in December 2000. Maybe it would be more appropriate to say that "we" graduated as I went straight from being a full-time student in December to a full time mommy to Peter in January! Jack joined our family December 2002. Six months later, we moved to California so that my husband could attend test pilot's school. While it can be a lot of fun, TPS is definitely a full time job for the whole family. Just when I thought I'd never get to use my degree, I got hired on as an adjunct at Antelope Valley College where I taught US History, Women's History, and Western Civ. I loved it and had just about figured out the copy machine when the Air Force decided it was time to move again. So, we four packed up and moved to San Antonio, Texas. Happily, I was hired on as an adjunct at Northwest Vista College within a month getting to town. Northwest Vista is very concerned with developing the critical thinking skills of its students and it is exciting to watch how that plays out in class discussions. On a side note, I discovered a fellow Raider, Skip Federici, in the department. What luck! Check out my blog if you are interested in learning more: http://nvchistory.blogspot.com