Current Graduate Students





Historical Areas of Interest

Thesis Topic


Jessica McCauslandPublic History MA   Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Park Interpreter
Jessica CottlePublic History MADr. Mary ValanteMuseum Studies; Gender and Women's History  Charlotte Museum of History 
Michael CushmanHistory MADr. Wade British History; 19th Century America; Imperial History; World History English Culture and the End of the Empire  
Alden Early  Dr. Mary ValanteNatural and Environmental History; History of Parks; North Carolina History  Park Naturalist at Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation 
Dakota Harkins Public History MA Sports and Leisure; American history   
Patrick Kellam History MA 20th Century American History (Post-WWII politics and Contemporary Sociopolitical History) The 1984 senatorial campaign of Jesse Helms and former NC governor Jim Hunt  
Ashlee Lanier Public History MA Film history; 20th Century American Labor History   
Brittney Maslowski Public History MA Colonial America; American Civil War  The Smithsonian National Museum of American History 
Derek McSwain Historic Preservation New Deal Era; Appalachian and Southern History   
Sam Nicholls History MA World History; Appalachian History; Medieval History; American History; Religious History   
Jackson OsbornePublic History MA    
Anthony Sadler History MA    
Carson Sailor Public History MA The American South; Spanish Colonial America  Blowing Rock Art and History Museum 
Graham Shelton History MADr. Mary ValanteMedieval History; Military History William Longsword and Early Norman History  
Hadley Sinclair Cluxton History MA History of Science and Technology; History of Metals and Metallurgy   
Colby Stevens Public History MADr. Mary Valante18th and 19th Century North Carolina History; American Civil War  Bentonville Battlefield 
Jimmy Vaughn Public History MADr. Mary ValanteGreek and Roman History; History of the World Wars  North Carolina Maritime Museum 
Cameron Wheeler History MA 19th and 20th Century American History; Intellectual History Historical Origins of the War on Drugs  
Isabel Wu History MA Latin American History, Chile's transition to Democracy   

GHSA Officer Position


PresidentAlden Early