CV

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

2017 – Present           Visiting Assistant Professor of Public History, Department 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

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

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

Articles
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. December 2013.

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

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.

Practical 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.

Selected Invited Talks and Lectures

Conference Presentations

2018
“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

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 Grants

2017    National Endowment for the Humanities, Common Heritage – Under Peer Review
National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Connections – Under Peer Review          

2015    State of Tennessee Grant for Blount Mansion – Administration – Awarded
First Tennessee Foundation Grant – Wrote, Administration   – Awarded
Arts and Cultural Alliance – Wrote, Administration    – Awarded

2014    Community Agency Grant, City of Knoxville – Wrote, Administration – Awarded                First Tennessee Foundation Grant – Wrote, Administration – Awarded
Arts and Cultural Alliance – Wrote, Administration – Awarded
Save America’s Treasures, National Park Service – Administration

2013    Tennessee Historical Commission Grant – Administration
Middle Tennessee Electric Customers Care, Inc.  Grant – Wrote – Awarded
National Endowment for the Humanities Climate Control Grant – Administration
Frist Foundation Technology Grant – Wrote – Awarded
Save America’s Treasures, National Park Service – Administration

Selected Projects and Plans

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 Museum

Awards

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
Doctoral Resident Award

2011                Doctoral Resident Award

Professional Service and Leadership

Department

2017 – Present           CCU History Department Awards Committee Chair
Advisor for Cultural Heritage Certificate Program

2016 – Present           CCU History Department Awards Committee
Professional Service and Leadership, Continued

College and University

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

2016 – Present           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

Community

2016 – Present           Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation

2013                            Hope Center Volunteer, Knoxville, Tennessee                                                                       Tennessee Achieves High School Mentor

Professional

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 Committee

2014                            Southeastern Museums Conference Program Committee
Southeastern Museums Conference Local Arrangements Committee
Tennessee Association of Museums Awards Program Representative

Training and Technical Skills

Professional Memberships

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