Welcome new semester, new staff.
From right to left: Rebecca Hall, Matthew Leverich, Matthew Cantril, Billie Chesney
We have a lot of new faces this semester. Our new interns this academic year are Matthew Leverich and Matthew Cantril (we call them the “Matts”) who will be joining the experienced Billie Chesney and Rebecca Hall in new and exciting research projects this year. Stay tuned for updates on what they’re working on in later blog posts. Katie Goerl has returned to us as the new Graduate Brunswick Researcher and Ryan Bach, also a Graduate Student in History, is going to assist her in a large project for the Brunswick Corporation, generous sponsors of academic projects and grants. You might already be familiar with Dr. Lynn-Sherow, the Director of the Chapman Center, and Dr. Morgan, the Director of Research at the Center, who have been with the Center from day one. Through their help and research experience the Undergraduate and Graduate researchers have been able to work on hundreds of “lost” towns in Kansas, a rather unique look at rural Kansas throughout its history.
From left to right: Dr. MJ Morgan, Hayley Taylor, Amanda Dempster, Dr. Bonnie Lynn-Sherow
But that’s not all, the office has quite a few new faces too. Amanda Dempster has taken over the position of Office Manager. If she looks familiar, that’s because she’s a recent alum of K-State’s History Department, receiving her BS in both History and Sociology. Along for the ride are Student Assistants, Hayley Taylor, Junior in Kinesiology and Pre-Physical Therapy at K-State, and Kaitlyn Gormley, Junior in Social Work at K-State.
From left to right: Dr. Suzanne Orr, Dr. Derek Hoff, Tim Gresham, Dr. Virgil Dean; Not shown: Dr. Jim Sherow
Even the Kansas History Editorial staff has a few new names to add to the mix. We’re excited to welcome Dr. Suzanne Orr as the Consulting Editor for the Journal and to K-State itself. Along with her husband, Dr. Andrew Orr, they’ve made their home in Manhattan – two new faculty members in the History Department, and a new addition to the K-State Family.
To learn more about each new addition to our Faculty and Staff here at Chapman Center for Rural Studies, go to our website to see what everyone has to say about themselves.