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Meet the Team

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Associate Professor, History, Auburn University

Keith Hebert, Co-Director

Dr. Hebert is the Draughon Associate Professor of Southern History. As a public historian, Keith has spent more than 25 years unearthing and broadcasting lesser-known stories in communities big and small across the South.  Every place has a story and every story has a different perspective just waiting to be heard. 

Professor of History, Alabama State University

Bertis English

Bertis English is a history professor at Alabama State University in Montgomery. He earned a BA degree in English from Jacksonville State University (JSU), a BA degree in history and prelaw from Talladega College, an MA degree in history from JSU, and a PhD degree in history from Auburn University.

Assistant Professor, History, Auburn University

Elijah Gaddis, Co-Director

As a public and digital historian Gaddis has curated a variety of exhibits, built online archives and projects, and run oral history initiatives.

Associate Professor, Auburn University

Leslie Cordie, Project Coordinator

Dr. Leslie Cordie is an Associate Professor in the College of Education who specializes in professional development, online learning, and Communities of Practice.

Professor and School Head, Auburn University

Richard Burt

Richard Burt, PhD, is the McWhorter Professor & Head of School for the McWhorter School of Building Science and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He holds a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University and has expertise in historic site documentation and was co-PI on a project to survey and document  historic D-Day site at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France. Burt will instruct participants on how historic site surveying and documentation can inform the historical narrative.

Associate Professor, Auburn University

Junshan Liu

Junshan Liu is the Bob Aderholdt Endowed Associate Professor of Building Science who teaches and conducts research on technologies in construction.

Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech

Danielle Wilkins

Danielle S. Willkens, Assoc. AIA, FRSA, LEED AP BD+C is an assistant professor at Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture who holds a PhD in architectural history and theory from UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture, a M.Phil from the University of Cambridge, a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design, and a M.Arch and BS from the University of Virginia. She is an architectural designer, architectural historian, photographer, and FAA certified remote pilot who teaches global architectural history surveys, seminars on community-centered research and digital heritage site documentation, and design studios.

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