Dr. Ann McCleary

 

(Ph.D., Brown 1996; Professor; Director, Center for Public History)
American Women, Early American History, American
Architecture, American Material Culture

 

Dr. McCleary’s research interests focus on American social and cultural history, especially material culture, vernacular architecture, women’s history, rural history, American folklife, and oral history. She has written numerous articles on the vernacular architecture and cultural history of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Her current interests are in twentieth-century rural life; she is working on a book examining the impact of the home demonstration movement on rural women and housing in Virginia during the 1920s and 1930s. Dr. McCleary coordinates the Public History program and the Museum Studies Certificate program. She co-teaches the courses in Museum Studies at the Atlanta History Center, having worked for many years in the museum community in Virginia and as more recently as a museum consultant. In her role as Director of the Center for Public History, McCleary has overseen a variety of research projects focusing on the history and culture of the Georgia Piedmont. She directs an on-going oral history program of this region and is currently directing grants documenting both music and baking traditions.

Phone: 678-839-6041
E-mail: amcclear@westga.edu

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Fall 2013 Syllabi and Materials

History 6301: Administration of Museums and Historic Sites

History 4404W [Art 4240]: History of American Architecture

History 5404: [Art 5285]: History of American Architecture

History 6699: Thesis Hours

History 4486: Public History Internship

History 6486: Public History Internship

 

 

Past Course Offerings and Syllabi

 

History 3300W [English 3300W]: Studies in American Culture (Spring 2013)

History 6303: Museum Education and Interpretation (Spring 2013)

History 6203: American Folklife (Fall 2012)
History 6304: Exhibits at Museums and Historic Sites (Fall 2012)

History 6202: Methods and Theory of Material Culture Studies (Spring 2012)

History 5400: Introduction to Public History(Fall 2011)

History 2111-H: U.S. History to 1865 (Spring 2010)

History 6304: Exhibits at Museums and Historic Sites (Fall 2010)

History 4400: Introduction to Public History (Fall 2009)

History 6481: Social History of American Architecture (Fall 2009)

History 6302: Collection Management in Museums (Summer 2009)

History 2111: U.S. History I (to 1865) (Spring 2006)