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Northwest Missouri State University


Faculty/Staff Spotlight

May 10, 2018

Ford presents at National Conference on Public History

Dr. Elyssa Ford

Dr. Elyssa Ford

Dr. Elyssa Ford, an assistant professor of history at Northwest Missouri State University, presented April 18-21 at the National Conference on Public History in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ford participated in the working group, titled “Disrupting Institutional Power: Imagining a Regional Model for Public History Education.” The NCPH’s goal is to have a written journal article or white paper providing guidance to academic programs and community partners trying undertake similar collaborations.

“I am going to continue this conversation in the state of Missouri at either the Missouri Conference on History or the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives," Ford said.

Ford participated in two workshops relevant to her work and students at Northwest. A National Register nominations workshop focused on key changes coming to the National Register process, and Ford shared the information with Aaron Schmidt, a senior history major from St. Joseph, Missouri, with whom she is working on a National Register nomination for a craftsman-style house in Barnard, Missouri. Ford also attended a workshop about digital projects, a new area of focus that Northwest faculty are incorporating into history and humanities coursework

Ford is in her first of a three-year term on the NCPH Development Committee, which is planning a three-year endowment campaign. She also presented on the campaign at the conference.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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