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National Park Service
Chief Historian Dwight Pitcaithley Speaks, Spends Week at Centenary
Dr. Dwight T. Pitcaithley
Chief Historian, National Park Service
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Dr. Dwight T. Pitcaithley,
chief historian for the National Park Service, will spend spending March
4-8 at Centenary College in connection with the Woodrow Wilson national
He will deliver a First-Year Experience
(FYE) convocation address on "History and Memory in the United States"
at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, March 7 in Kilpatrick Auditorium.
During his stay at Centenary, Pitcaithley
will visit and speak with students in a number of classes, including
art history, environmental geology, conservation biology, history of western
heritage from 1789 and United States history from 1877.
Pitcaithley is an adjunct history
professor at George Mason University. He received both his bachelor's
and master's degrees at Eastern New Mexico University, and his doctorate
from Texas Tech University. He has received the James Madison Prize from
the Society for History in the Federal Government for "Historic Sites:
What Can be Learned from Them?" He was also named a Distinguished
American Scholar by the Fulbright New Zealand Board of Directors in 2000.