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Interactive Curriculum Vitae

Mary Kate Stringer Clary, PhD

843.349.2564   |   mclary@coastal.edu   | www.katiestringerclary.com


Education

2013                Ph.D Public History – Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Dissertation: “Enriching the Public History Dialogue:  Effective Museum Education Programs for Audiences with Special Needs”

2010                Master of Arts History – University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
2010                Interdisciplinary Museum Studies Graduate Certificate – University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

2008                Bachelor of Arts History – Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee


Teaching Experience

2018 – Present           Assistant Professor of History (Public History)Department of History – Coastal Carolina University   |   Conway, South Carolina
Courses: 
Pre-Modern World History, Introduction to Public History*, Graduate Special Topics in Public History*, Master of Liberal Studies Capstone Experience in Public History*, Museums and Communities, Death, Human Remains and Public History*, History of Ancient Egypt*, Introduction to Cultural Heritage*, Great Debates: Public History and Heritage*, Senior Seminar, Topics in Public History*, First Year University Experience, Graduate Level Introduction to Public History*; Internships: Horry County Museum, Horry County Schools, Athenaeum Press.  *indicates courses I added to the catalog and developed  

2017 – 2018           Visiting Assistant Professor of Public HistoryDepartment of History – Coastal Carolina University   |   Conway, South Carolina
Courses: Foundations of European Civilizations I, Foundations of European Civilizations I Honors, Pre-Modern World History, Introduction to Public History, Independent Study: History of Ancient Egypt, Special Topics in History: Ancient Egypt

2015 – 2017                Teaching Associate, Department of History -Coastal Carolina University   |   Conway, South Carolina
Courses: Foundations of European Civilizations I, Foundations of European Civilizations I Honors, Introduction to Public History, Museums and Communities Studies, and Master of Liberal Studies Core Seminar

2011 – 2012                Instructor of Record, Department of History – Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Courses: Explorations in Public History, World Civilizations I

2010                           Teaching Assistant, Department of History –Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Course: History of the United States to 1877


Publications

Books
↠ Under Contract. Stringer Clary, Katie and Trish Biers, eds. Museums, Heritage, and Death. Routledge Companion Series. Oxford: Routledge, TBD. 

↠ In Progress. Stringer Clary, Katie. What Remains: Human Bodies in Museum Collections. Tentatively accepted by University of Massachusetts: Amherst, Public History Series.  Estimated publication Fall 2023.   

Stringer, Katie.  Programming for People with Special Needs: A Guide for Museums and Historic Sites.  Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield AltaMira Press, 2014.

Chapters
↠ Under Contract. Stringer Clary, Katie. “Historic House Museums and death, dying, and ghost tours.” in Museums, Heritage, and Death. Routledge Companion Series. Oxford: Routledge, TBD.

↠ Under Contract. Stringer Clary, Katie. ““Historical Contexts of Bodies, Display, and Spectacle.” in Museums, Heritage and Death. Routledge Companion Series. Oxford: Routledge, TBD. 

Stringer, Katie.  “Accessibility in Museum Learning” in Museum Learning, 2nd Ed. EdsBarry Lord and Brad King. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield AltaMira Press, 2015.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

↠ Forthcoming. Clary, Katie, and Carolyn Dillian. ““Collaborative Exhibit Design with Community  Stakeholders: Working with Undergraduate Students to Train a New Generation of Professionals.” Journal of Museum Education: 47.2, May 2022.  

↠ Clary, Katie, and Carolyn Dillian. “Printing the Past: Building Accessibility and Engagement Through 3D Technologies.” The Public Historian, vol. 43, no. 2, May 2021. 

↠ Clary Katie, and Carolyn Dillian. “3D Technologies for Exhibits and Programs.” Technical Leaflet for American Association for State and Local History. History News, Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring 2020: 1-8. 

↠ Dillian, Carolyn and Katie Clary. “Artifacts and Accessibility: 3D Technologies for Museum Exhibits.” South Carolina Antiquities, 2020: 23-32.  *Award-winning article – Article of the Year, Association for South Carolina Archaeology 

Stringer Clary, Katie. “Reacting to the (Public) Past: Innovations in Public History Pedagogy” in International Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, Summer 2019.

Stringer Clary, Katie. “Human Remains in Museums Today” in The American Association for State and Local History, History News Quarterly, Fall 2018.

Stringer Clary, Katie. “Public Access to History (and Pre-History) Through Archaeology” in EXARC International Journal, 2018/3, August 2018.

Stringer, Katie. “The Legacy of the Freakshow in Musuems.” AASLH History News, American Association for State and Local History (Fall 2013).

Stringer, Katie. “Disability, the Sideshow, and Modern Museum Practices.” Scientia et Humanitas 3, (2013): 15-28.

Other Articles and Public History Publications 

Clary, Katie, Will Stoutamire, Jen Black, and Abigail Gautreau. “Teaching Public History Online: A Report From This Summer’s Working Group.” National Council on Public History professional peer-reviewed blog, History@Work, October 2, 2020. https://ncph.org/history-at-work/teaching-public-history-online/  

Clary, Katie and Carolyn Dillian, “Please Touch: 3D Technologies for Accessibility in Museums,”  Nursing Clio peer-reviewed blog, November 2019. https://nursingclio.org/2020/01/29/please-touch-3d-technologies-for-accessibility-in-museums/  

Clary, Katie. “Teaching Public History in Core Courses,” National Council on Public History professional blog, History@Work, Summer 2019. 

Clary, Katie. “St. Michan Mummies,” on MummyStories.com edited by Dr. Angela Stienne; https://www.mummystories.com/single-post/KatieStringerClary2019-2, March 6, 2019.

Clary, Katie. “Neskhons,” on MummyStories.com edited by Dr. Angela Stienne; https://www.mummystories.com/single-post/KatieStringerClary, November 12, 2018.

Clary, Katie. “Mummies of Phillippi,” on MummyStories.com edited by Dr. Angela Stienne; https://www.mummystories.com/single-post/KatieStringerClary2019, January 29, 2019.

Stringer, Katie. “Primary Sources, Artifacts, and Students with Special Needs.”  Teaching with Primary Sources, Middle Tennessee State University (Fall 2013).

Features and Reviews 

↠ Dillian, Carolyn and Katie Clary. “Archaeological Museum Exhibits and Accessibility for the Sensory and Visually Impaired.” Horizon and Tradition, Southeastern Archaeological Conference. Vol. 62, No. 1, April 2020. https://www.southeasternarchaeology.org/wp-content/uploads/SEAC-Newsletter-Spring-2020-final.pdf  

Stringer Clary, Katie. Review of Museum Websites and Social Media in The Public Historian, Vol. 38, Number 2, May 2016.  

Stringer, Katie. “Blount Mansion: Looking Back, Moving Forward.” Everything Knoxville. Winter 2013. 


Awards and Grants 

2021

  • ↠  Society for American Archaeology National Award for Collections-Based Education and  Research, for Printing the Past: SC in 3D 
  • ↠  RPA Public Education and Outreach Grant on behalf of the affiliated society, the Council for  South Carolina Professional Archaeologists. Listed under Carolyn Dillian as co-PI. For  Waccamaw Indian People: Past, Present, Future. $1,000.  
  • ↠ College of Humanities and Fine Arts Distinguished Scholarly or Creative Endeavors.  
  • ↠  Office of the Provost: Faculty Innovation and Excellence Awards for Coastal Carolina University, Public Engagement, Outreach, and Service.  
  • ↠ Nominated, Faculty Innovation and Excellence Awards for Coastal Carolina University, Inclusive Pedagogy Award.  

2020     

  • ↠  South Carolina Humanities Mini-Grant, for Museums and Communities Class, $1,700 
  • ↠  Publication of the Year for Dillian, Carolyn and Katie Clary. “Artifacts and Accessibility: 3D Technologies for Museum Exhibits.” South Carolina Antiquities, 2020. From the Archaeological Society for South Carolina.   
  • ↠ Leadership in History Award of Excellent, American Association for State and Local History, for Printing the Past: SC in 3D. 
  • ↠ History in Progress Award, give to less than 5% of awardees; American Association for State and Local History, for Printing the Past: SC in 3D. 
  • ↠ Professor of the Year Apple Award for the Department of History, Coastal Carolina University, 2019-2020 Academic Year.  
  • ↠ 2020-2021 Prince Fellows Program Advisor 
  • ↠ Selected as one of two CCU applicants for NEH Summer Stipend grant 
  • ↠ COOL Grant Recipient – Coastal Office of Online Learning Cohort 9 ($3,450) 
  • ↠ Exemplary Online Course for HIST105 – Coastal Office of Online Learning 

2019  

  • ↠ Selected as one of two CCU applicants for NEH Summer Stipend grant 
  • ↠ Research Enhancement Grant, Coastal Carolina University, $6,000 for research travel 
  • ↠ Silver Award for Exhibits under $10,000 for Printing the Past: SC in 3D, Southeastern  Museums Conference 
  • ↠ Professional Development Travel Grant, College of Humanities and Fine Arts – UK 
  • ↠ South Carolina Humanities Mini-Grant; with Dr. Carolyn Dillian, $2,000 
  • ↠ SouthEastern Archaeology Conference Outreach Grant; with Dr. Carolyn Dillian, $2,000  

2018  

  • ↠ Prince Fellows Advisor, Department of History with Dr. Jack Roper 
  • ↠ Nominated: Edwards College Distinguished Teaching Award 
  • ↠ Professional Development Travel Grant, College of Humanities and Fine Arts – UK  
  • ↠ Professional Development Travel Grant, College of Humanities and Fine Arts – NCPH 
  • ↠ Student Travel Grant, College of Humanities and Fine Arts – NCPH 
  • ↠ Professional Development Travel Grant, College of Humanities and Fine Arts 

2017        

  • Professional Development Travel Grant, College of Humanities and Fine Arts  

2013  

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, MTSU  
  • Deans’ Distinguished Essay Award for publication in Scientia et Humanitas  
  • Bart McCash Memorial Scholarship for Superior Graduate Studies 
  • American Association for State and Local History Conference Scholarship        

2012  

  • Kitty Phillips Seitz Endowed Scholarship  
  • Bart McCash Memorial Scholarship for Superior Graduate Studies  
  • Tennessee Association of Museums Conference Scholarship       Dissertation Research Grant – College of Graduate Studies  
  • Dissertation Research Grant – Department of Public History  

2011  

  • Doctoral Resident Award  

Selected Invited Talks and Lectures

  • “Human Remains as Material Culture?” for Dr. Stacey Graham and Middle Tennessee State University, April 2021.  
  • “Public History Conversations: balancing Theory and Practice in teaching public history” for the International Public History Federation, February 2021.  
  • “Public History and the Ancient World” for Dr. Suzanne Onstine and Department of History, University of Memphis, September 2020.  
  • Facilitator and Discussant for Working Group on Teaching Public History online for National Council on Public History, Summer 2020.  
  • “Emergency Remote Learning,” an American Association for State and Local History Conversations Webinar, with Dr. Abigail Gautreau and Dr. Tara White, April 24, 2020.  
  • “3D Technologies, Public History, and Archaeology,” with Dr. Carolyn Dillian, for Dr. Bonnie Pitblado’s University of Oklahoma Public Archaeology Course, March 2020. 
  • “Careers in Museums” in Anthropology and Geography Senior Capstone, Coastal Carolina, 2018.
  • “Alumni Q&A Session on Museum Careers” for Louisiana State University Museum Practices, 2017.
  • Charleston and Public History – Trip with OLLI Program at Coastal Carolina University, 2017.
  • Access and Inclusion: Tips and Tricks for your Museums, ” Inter-Museum Council of Nashville, Webinar, 2017.
  • Accessibility and Inclusivity at Museums and Historic Sites,” American Association for State and Local History, Webinar, 2016.
  • Accessibility and Education in State Parks,” Southeastern State Parks Programs Seminar, Nashville, TN. December 2014.
  • May Day! Disaster Preparedness for Museums and Archives,” Museum at 5ive Points, Cleveland, Tennessee for the Tennessee Association of Museums.  May, 2014
  • “The House with Many Eyes: A History of Blount Mansion and a Look Into the Future,” Downtown Knoxville Rotary Club, April 2014.
  • “Blount Mansion and East Tennessee History,” Fort Loudoun, Tennessee. February 2014.
  • “Restoration and Preservation: Blount Mansion’s Past and Future,” University of Tennessee Women’s Club, February 2014.
  • “The House with Many Eyes: Blount Mansion’s Expansive Past,” Knoxville Rotary Club, January 2014

Conference Presentations

2021 

↠ “Collaboration in the Time of COVID-19: Digital Collectives to Support Teaching, Outreach, and Research,” at National Council on Public History, online virtual conference, March 2021.  

↠ “Teaching Public History Online,” workshop at National Council on Public History, online virtual conference, March 2021.  

↠ “Museums, Heritage, and Death” at the Association for Death and Dying 15th Annual Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal: Diversity and Decolonisation, University of Manchester, UK, September 2021. Co-convened with Dr. Trish Biers.  

↠ “Working with Local Communities to Interpret Uncomfortable Histories for the Public” on the Museums and Death panel, at the Association for Death and Dying 15th Annual Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal: Diversity and Decolonisation, University of Manchester, UK, September 2021.  

2020 

↠ ‘Entertaining Bodies: Human Remains as Spectacle in Museums,” at Death and Culture Network Conference, St. John’s University, York, UK, September 2020. Online due to COVID-19.  

2019

“Colonial Contexts of Collections: What Remains in Museums,” at the 14th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying, and Disposal, University of Bath, Bath, UK, September 2019.

Mors Mortis Museum: Using Public Spaces and Social Media to Talk about Death,” at the 14thInternational Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying, and Disposal, University of Bath, Bath, UK, September 2019.

Printing the Past: SC in 3D” at the South Eastern Museums Conference, Charleston, SC, October 2019. 

“3D Printing for Accessibility in Museums,” with Dr. Carolyn Dillian, students in HIST392 and ANTH, South Carolina Federation of Museums, Horry County Museum, March 2019. 

“ ‘Reacting to the Past’ and Public History: Teaching Historical Contestation through Immersive Game Play,” National Council on Public History, Hartford Connecticut, March 2019. 

“Building The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook,” National Council on Public History, Hartford Connecticut, March 2019. 

2018

“Death and Display: Museums and Human Remains,” at the Death and Culture Network Conference,University of York, York, United Kingdom.

“Death and Display, Bodies and Boundaries,” Chair and discussant for roundtable, at the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

2017
“Public Access to History through Experimental Archaeology,” Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia.

2016
“Making Public History Accessible: Exploring Best Practices for Disability Access,” working group participant, National Council on Public History, Baltimore, Maryland
“Accessing History: Museums in a Post-ADA World,” South Carolina Federation of Museums, Aiken, South Carolina

2014
Historic Homes of Knoxville: Breaking Barriers and Creating Successful Partnerships” at the South Eastern Museums Conference annual meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee
“Brass Tacks: Preventive Conservation in Historic Houses,” moderator. South Eastern Museums Conference annual meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee
“New Solutions for Old Houses: Engaging Visitors and Managing Today’s Historic House Museums” at the South Eastern Museums Conference annual meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee
“Welcoming All Visitors: Accessible Programs at History Museums and Sites,” chair and presenter at the American Association for State and Local History annual meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Sustainability at Historic House Museums: Creative Thinking, Projects, and Partnerships” at the Tennessee Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Johnson City, Tennessee

2013
“TLC as a Sideshow: The LEARNING Channel?” at the Popular Culture & American Culture Association in the South annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisanna
Access for All:  Museum Education Programs for Students with Special Needs” at Tennessee Association of Museums Conference, Franklin, Tennessee
Acting on Accessibility in a Post-ADA America” Session Chair, Tennessee Association of Museums Conference, Franklin, Tennessee
Rookie Roundtable: Professional Development for Museum Professionals”  at Tennessee Association of Museums Conference, Franklin, Tennessee
Disability and Museum History: Exhibiting the Other” at Chronic Disease and Disability Section Western Social Sciences Association Conference, Denver, Colorado

2012
“Creating Programs at Museums for Special Education Classrooms” at Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children State Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
Sensitivity and Awareness: Steps to Take for Successful Connections” at Tennessee Association of Museums Conference,
Your Museum: Compliance, Awareness, Sensitivity, and Outreach” Session Chair, Tennessee Association of Museums Conference, Memphis, Tennessee

2011

What Can Lady Gaga Teach Us About the French Revolution?  Social Media and Public History,” at the Popular Culture & American Culture Association in the South, New Orleans, Louisiana

“Public History and Popular Culture Use and Abuse” Session Chair, Popular Culture in the South Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana


Exhibits and Public History Projects

Selected Exhibits

2021 Waccamaw Indian People: Past, Present, Future project with Waccamaw Indian People and  Horry County Museum 

2019   Printing the Past: SC in 3D Horry County Museum – Class Project – Instructor

2016    Charles Joyner Reading Room in the Edwards College, CCU – Class Project – Instructor

2014    Framing History: Art of the Blount Mansion Association Collection, Blount Mansion

2013    Furniture on the Frontier, Blount Mansion
Women’s History Month Special Exhibit: Women of the Davis Plantation

2010    “Sogo Bo: The Animals Go Forth” Exhibit at the University of Memphis
“Fisk University and Freedman Education”, online exhibit

Selected Projects and Plans

2019  Mors Mortis Museum public outreach project, with Dr. Trish Biers, Cambridge

2014    Consulting: Exhibition Plan: Clay County History Museum
Consulting:  Museum Assessment for Clay County History Museum

2013    Disaster Plan for Blount Mansion Association properties

2011    Disaster Planning for the Sam Davis Home
Classical History Education Plans

2010    Teacher’s Manual and Visitor Information, C.H. Nash Museum
Roman Archaeology Summer Day-Camp, Biblical History Museum
Mediterranean Gods and Goddesses: Religions of Egypt, Greece, and Rome
Life in Ancient Egypt, Biblical History Museum
The Greeks and Romans, Biblical History Museum

2009    Mystery Box, C.H. Nash Museum

2008    “The Scoop On Poop” Gallery Guides
Life on the Tennessee Frontier, Pink Palace Museum
Native Americans of the Mid-South, Pink Palace MuseumAwards


Professional Service and Leadership

Department 

2020 – Present ↠ History Club Advisor 

2020 – 2021 ↠ CCU History Department Curriculum Committee 

2020 – Present ↠ Social Media Manager (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Canva)  

2019 – 2020 ↠ Performance Expectations Document Committee 

2017 – Present ↠ Advisor for Cultural Heritage Certificate Program 

2019 ↠ History Department Search: Lecturer 

2017 – 2019 ↠ CCU History Department Awards Committee Chair 

2016 – 2019 ↠ CCU History Department Awards Committee  

2018   ↠ CCU History Day Coordinator Search 

College and University 

2020 – Present ↠ College of Humanities and Fine Arts Curriculum Committee 

2019 – Present ↠ University Standing Committee: Faculty Development  

↠ College of Humanities and Fine Arts Technology Committee 

2019 ↠ University Standing Committee: Student Life 

2017 – 2019 ↠ Co-Chair, Contingent Faculty Committee, College of Humanities and Fine Arts 

2016 – 2019 ↠ Contingent Faculty Committee, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, CCU 

2012 – 2013 President: Graduate Student Association at MTSU      

University Committee for University Planning,

MTSU  Graduate Student Representative: University Graduate Council,

MTSU   Graduate Student Representative: Student Affairs and Travel, MTSU  

2011 – 2012 Public History Graduate Committee, MTSU   

Graduate Student Professional Development Committee, MTSU Senator: Student Government Association, MTSU           

Professional 

2020 – Present ↠ National Council on Public History, Long Range Planning Committee 

2020 ↠ National Council on Public History, Working Group on Teaching Public History in the Era of  COVID19: Discussant and Facilitator 

↠ AASLH Consulting on Accessibility for STEPS program 

2019  ↠ Peer Mentor Pool for a major National Museum participating in the American 

↠ Association for State and Local History Steps Program  

↠ Book Proposal Review: Routledge Museum and Heritage Studies series (Nov.) 

2019 – 2020 ↠ Chair, National Council on Public History, Robert Kelley Award Committee 

2018 – 2020 ↠ National Council on Public History, Robert Kelley Award Committee 

2018 ↠ Book Proposal Review: Rowman and Littlefield – 2 manuscripts for publication 

2014 – 2015 President: SEMC Historic House Museums Affinity Group      

2013 – 2015 American Association for State and Local History National Leadership Committee   – Captain for the State of Tennessee       

American Association for State and Local History, National Leadership Committee  – Regional Representative   

2014 – 2015 American Association for State and Local History Career Development Cmtte  

2014  Southeastern Museums Conference Program Committee            

Southeastern Museums Conference Local Arrangements Committee       

Tennessee Association of Museums Awards Program Representative  

Community 

2016 – 2019   ↠ Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation   

2013  Hope Center Volunteer, Knoxville, Tennessee  

Tennessee Achieves High School Mentor 


Training and Technical Skills

Professional Memberships


Public History Career Experience

2013 – 2015    Executive Director
Blount Mansion Memorial Association, Knoxville, Tennessee

2013, 2014      Independent Consulting
Humanities Tennessee and Clay County History Museum, Celina, Tennessee

  • Creation of museums assessment, development and exhibition plans in consultation with board of directors and community members

2013                Director of Collections, Interpretation, and Development
Sam Davis Home and Museum, Smyrna, Tennessee

  • Responsible for collections management for the museum and historic home, grant writing and administration, educational programming and events, exhibition planning, interpretation, non-profit organizational management, operations.
  • Secured and administered one federal grant and several state and regional awards.

2011, 2013      Graduate Research Assistant
Public History Department, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

2011                Interim Education Coordinator
Sam Davis Home and Museum, Smyrna, Tennessee

  • Scheduled, presented and developed educational programs.
  • Coordinated volunteers and demonstrators for events involving animals, volunteers, student, and demonstrators attended by thousands of students.

2010                Education Coordinator
Biblical History Museum, Collierville, Tennessee

2009 – 2010    Graduate Assistant
C.H. Nash Archaeological Museum, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

2009                Collections Department Intern
National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

  • Worked in collections through process of accreditation by Assoc. of Museums.
  • Cataloged resources throughout the museum and resource center.
  • Researched items in repository and collections.  Worked in collections care, attended collections workshop.

2008 – 2010    Social Studies Instructor
Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

2007 – 2008    Docent and Intern
Sam Davis Home and Museum, Smyrna, Tennessee

  • Guided guests through the main house and the grounds of the historic plantation.
  • Provided interpretation and helped present educational programming.
  • Assisted with special events. Provided clerical and administrative assistance.

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