Dr. Lee Ann
Caldwell, Director of the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Georgia
Regents University, has accepted the role of Historian-in-Residence for the
appointment signals the importance of our university history and culture,” said
GRU Provost Gretchen Caughman. “While we work to build a new university, we
will build new traditions, but we will remain vigilant in preserving and
sharing our past.”
will report to the Provost through GRU’s Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities,
and Social Sciences, where she maintains a faculty appointment, but work
closely with the Department of Community Relations and Museums in the
university’s Office of Communications and Marketing.
She and Dr. Lois Ellison, GRU Medical
Historian-in-Residence, are currently contributing to the production of a
pictorial history of the university and the establishment of a new university
museum. She will also contribute to the written histories of the former Medical
College of Georgia, Augusta State University, and Georgia Health Sciences
“Lee Ann’s historical
acumen, coupled with Lois’ more than 70 years of experience, will prove
invaluable as we progress on these key initiatives to preserve, protect, and
share the unique history of our university,” added GRU President Ricardo Azziz.
A nationally respected scholar of Georgia and Augusta
histories, Caldwell has appeared or consulted on history projects for Georgia
Public Television, Morris Communications, and Scrapbook Video.
She is President of the Georgia Association of Historians
and has been honored by the Society of Colonial Wars, the Georgia Association
of Museums and Galleries, and the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. In
addition to her ties to statewide organizations, she is involved with Historic
Augusta, Inc., the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home Committee, the Augusta Richmond
County Historical Society, Augusta Civil War 150 Steering Committee, the Laney
Walker Heritage Trail Committee, and the Morris Museum.