Personnel

DIRECTOR:

Dr. Charles Evans, cevans@nvcc.edu
Dr. Evans, www.ctevans.net, is assistant dean and professor of history at the Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College. He was one of the creators of the preservation certificate program at the campus in the mid-1990s. In addition to his administrative and teaching duties at the college, he researches the history of the Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Dr. Marc Dluger, mdluger@nvcc.edu
Dr. Dluger is a Ph.D. recipient of Loyola University Chicago with a dual-degree in American History and Public History. In addition to teaching United States history, he has worked as a public history consultant, conducting legal research, creating digital family history projects, and establishing in-house digital rights management and archival database collection management.  Dr. Dluger has also assisted at the Chicago History Museum, worked on the Chicago Daily News glass plate negatives collection, and participated in various oral history projects.  He also volunteers at the City of Alexandria’s Archives & Record Center, focusing on locating, identifying, and organizing their various photographic records, as well as handling specific research requests exploring the history of region.

INSTRUCTORS:

Dr. David Clark, daclark@nvcc.edu
David is a professional archaeologist, public archaeology outreach specialist, and educator with extensive national and international experience.He is executive director and principle investigator of the Loudoun Archaeological Foundation, and he maintains archaeological research and community outreach partnerships in Loudoun County with Claude Moore Historic District Park, Oatlands Plantation and Morven Park. He conducts a variety of scientific archaeological research and outreach programs in the local area including prehistoric/historic archaeology, several archaeological summer-camps for kids, science/archaeology camp programs for girl/boy scouts, and most recently, countywide Ancient Technology Expo, celebrating Native American heritage in the Loudoun region

Dr. Marc Dluger, mdluger@nvcc.edu
Dr. Dluger is a recent Ph.d. recipient of Loyola University, Chicago. In addition to teaching United States history, he has worked as a public historical consultant, conducting legal research, creating digital family history projects, and establishing in-house digital rights management and archival database collection management.  Dr. Dluger has also assisted at the Chicago History, worked on the Chicago Daily News glass plates negative collection, and participated in various oral history projects.  He also volunteers at the City of Alexandria’s Archives & Record Center, focusing on locating, identifying, and organizing their various photographic records, as well as handling specific research requests exploring the history of region.

Richard Gillespie, rgillespie@nvcc.edu
Richard is the Director of Education for Northern Virginia’s Mosby Heritage Area. A 30-year veteran US History teacher at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, VA., he retired to pursue a second career in museum education in 2004. He is a strong believer in melding the classroom, the community, and historic sites through heritage education. His history teaching earned him the US Capitol Historical Society’s Teacher of the Year for 1982, the Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award for Loudoun County in 1993, the Loudoun History Award from Thomas Balch Library in 1996, and the Virginia Historical Society’s Brenton S. Halsey Award in 2003. His M.A. in Museum Education is from the College of William and Mary.

Tracy Gillespie, tgillespie@nvcc.edu
Tracy has served as President of the Virginia Association of Museums. She is past president of the Loudoun County Historical Society, past chairman of the Loudoun Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, and chair of the Loudoun Heritage Consortium. Before joining the staff of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority in 2010, Tracy was Director of Historical Operations at Morven Park in Lees burg for ten years, Executive Director of the Loudoun Museum for six years, and Director of Education for that museum for the ten years previous.

Michael Henry, mhenry@nvcc.edu
Mike has worked at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site in Great Falls since 1988, the past fifteen years as the site administrator. He is a past vice president of the Virginia Association of Museums Council and served on the Council from 2002 to 2010. Since 2006, he has served on the Small Museum Associations Board of Directors. He also serves as a Museum Assessment Program (MAP) Surveyor for the American Alliance of Museums, a position he has held since 1993. He has been involved with several task force projects for AASLH (including STePs development) and is a graduate of the Seminar for Historical Administration.

Dr. John Sprinkle, jsprinkle@nvcc.edu
Dr. Sprinkle is a historian and archaeologist who has worked for a decade in the private sector on a wide range of historic preservation projects for a number of federal agencies. Joining the National Park Service late in 1998, for six years he oversaw the National Historic Landmarks program; securing the designation of more than 120 National Historic Landmarks, including Stonewall, Graceland, and the Fresno Sanitary Landfill. Over the last six years he has collaborated with the Federal Preservation Officer Forum to improve the implementation of agency historic preservation programs nationwide. In September 2012 he was designated as the National Park Service’s Bureau Historian. He has expertise in the implementation of Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act as well as substantial experience with the National Environmental Policy Act. Dr. Sprinkle is an acknowledge expert in the National Register of Historic Places criteria and has published widely on the origins, implementation, and impact of federal historic preservation policy.

Tara Tetrault, ttetrault@nvcc.edu
Tara teaches the Collections Management course. Sthe  has extensive archaeological and collection curatorial experience, having worked at both the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the National Park Service where she worked with the DC Historic Preservation Office to prepare an assessment and inventory of the DC collections and to pursue the establishment of a federally compliant repository. She also teaches at Montgomery College, MD.