Public History Faculty

Daniel Kerr Associate Professor CAS - History

Dan Kerr, the director of American University's public history program, specializes in the fields of community history, oral history, and public history. The projects he has initiated, including the C

  kerr@american.edu

  (202) 885-2161

Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska Assistant Professor CAS - History

M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska is Director of AU's public history graduate program for the 2017-18 academic year. She is a cultural historian of the 19th and 20th century US. Her research interests include pub

  rymszapa@american.edu

  (202) 885-2405

Affiliate Faculty

Matthew Costello Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

I am the Senior Historian for the White House Historical Association in Washington, D.C. I earned my PhD and MA from Marquette University, and my BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I will be

  mcostell@american.edu

Pamela Henson Public Historian in Residence CAS - History

Dr. Henson is director of the Institutional History Division of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. She researches and writes on the history of the Smithsonian and conducts the oral history project

  henson@american.edu

Trevor Owens Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Trevor Owens works on digital strategy for cultural heritage organizations. He is currently the Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress. Previously, he lead a 30 million dollar i

  towens@american.edu