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Angela J. Smith

Dr. Smith at Stonehenge in 2007.

Assistant Professor

Public History Director

PhD 2011, Middle Tennessee State University


422M Minard Hall

Areas of Interest and Specialization: Public History, 20th Century American History, Digital History

Angela Smith grew up on the banks of Old Hickory Lake in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville, during the 1960s and ‘70s. Her family’s home was surrounded on three sides by cow pastures, which today have been subdivided and crisscrossed with asphalt. That rural environment and connection to the past gave her the foundation for a career as a professor of history at North Dakota State University.

After she graduated from Belmont University in 1984 with a degree in English and communications, she spent 20 years working on the cutting edge of the sweeping graphic design technology shift as a print and web designer. Several years ago, she decided to weave her new media and graphic design experience with her passion for historical understanding, using storytelling and documentary filmmaking as primary tools. 

Dr. Smith is working on a book about John Beecher, a 20th century radical poet, which is under contract with the University of Alabama Press.

For more information:
Business Card
Public History Portfolio
Fargo History Project

Courses Taught:

History 104-U.S. History since 1877

History 251-Intro to Public History

History 252-Intro to Museum Studies  

History 404/604-Digital History

History 424/624-20th Century American History 1917-1960

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:59:31 PM