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Alison Vick

E-mail: avick2@vols.utk.edu

Website: alisonvick.wordpress.com
EDUCATION
Ph.D History, University of Tennessee- Knoxville (Beginning Fall 2014)
MA, History, Virginia Tech, 2013

Thesis: “A Catalyst for the Development of Human Rights: German Internment Practices in the First World War, 1914-1929”

Graduate Certificate in Public History

BA, East Tennessee State University, Summa cum Laude, 2009

History major, German minor
EMPLOYMENT
Adjunct History Instructor, Pellissippi State Community College, 2013-present

Courses Taught: U.S. History to 1877, U.S. History since 1877, World Civilization since 1500

Adjunct History Instructor, King University, 2013-Present

Courses Taught: Online U.S. History to 1877, Online U.S. History since 1877, Ordered Communities and Societies


History Interpreter and Program Coordinator, Tennessee State Parks, May 2013- August 2013

Develop and present programs documenting the history of East Tennessee in the eighteenth century


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech, 2011-2013

Twentieth-Century German, Fall 2012

History of the Balkans, Fall 2012

Historical Methods, Fall 2011


Summer Research Intern, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2012

Prepare grant reports on external funding opportunities for individual faculty members in the History and Foreign Language Departments


History Interpreter and Archivist, Tennessee State Parks, 2010-2011

Coordinate and present history programs at Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park and Sergeant Alvin C. York State Park

Manage, organize, and preserve the Hull Library and Archives

Develop museum exhibits

Write interpretive scripts & park interpretive panels for Hull/York audio tours

Write grants for park improvements


History Interpreter at Sergeant Alvin C. York State Park, Tennessee State Parks, 2009

Develop and coordinate programs for a public audience on The First World War



AWARDS

William Preston Society Thesis Award, Virginia Tech, 2014

Outstanding Thesis Award, Virginia Tech, 2014

Tennessee State Parks Employee Award, 2011

Tennessee Association of Museums Annual Conference Scholarship Award, 2011

Tennessee State Parks Appreciation Award, 2009




PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Publications

Research Note: “We are a Distinct and Peculiar People: Oliver Perry Temple and the Knoxville Industrial

Agency Address of 1869,” The Journal of East Tennessee History, 84 (Spring 2013): 87-100.
“Keichline, Anna Wagner (1889–1943),” IN Lisa Frank, ed., An Encyclopedia of American Women at

War: From the Home Front to the Battle Fields. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2013): 335-6.

http://ebooks.abc-clio.com/reader.aspx?isbn=9781598844443


“Wilson, Ruth Willson,” IN Lisa Frank, ed., An Encyclopedia of American Women at

War: From the Home Front to the Battle Fields. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2013): 601-2.

http://ebooks.abc-clio.com/reader.aspx?isbn=9781598844443


Conference Presentations and Lectures

“The Pursuit of International Law at Leipzig: The War Crimes Trials Following the First World

War” Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference, Blacksburg, VA: April 2013
“Panthers under Foreign Skies: The 36th Infantry Division and the End of the Great War”

Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference, Blacksburg, VA: April 2012


“Blacksburg Oral History Project” Blacksburg History Lecture Series, Blacksburg, VA: December 2011
“Nature as a School: Creating Junior Ranger Summer Camps for Children of Every Age”

Alliance for the Cumberlands Annual Conference, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville, TN: February 2011


Journal Editing

Journal of East Tennessee Intern, Fall 2012

  • Editing, copyediting, photo and illustration selection, photo captions



Public History Activities

Report on the Historic Properties of Blacksburg, Virginia, Spring 2013



  • Research and prepare written report on the history of Blacksburg’s historic properties based on archival research

Mini-Documentary on the Public History Program at Virginia Tech, Spring 2012



  • Interview faculty members and students about the Public History program at Virginia Tech and edit using FinalCut software

  • http://www.vtpublichistory.org/the-program/


Blacksburg Oral History Project, Fall 2011


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