Dollie Boyd

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Graduate Research Assistant

Albert Gore Research Center

Responsible for processing archival collections and writing finding aids. Other duties include assisting researchers in the archive, helping plan and present public programs, processing research requests, and basic document and photograph conservation.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Middle Tennessee State University

Graded assignments for large undergraduate survey course, met with students for tutoring, conducted class discussions.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Tims Ford State Park, Seasonal- Interpretive History Project

Tennessee State Parks

Secured grant funding for and administered a community history project, conducted relevant research, helped plan and implement Tims Ford State Park's 2008 Heritage Day celebration, designed exhibit materials, conducted and transcribed oral histories.

Aug 2003 - May 2007

Teacher

Rutherford County Schools

Taught theatre arts levels I-IV. Wrote lesson plans, curriculum, test materials, and lectures. Administered thriving fine arts performance program, directing, producing, desgining, and publicizing season shows. Directed numerous class projects. Sponsored Thespian Troupe 6003. Participated in staff development, inservice, and other administrative directives as required.

Aug 1994 - May 2001

Teacher

Rutherford County Schools

Taught theatre arts levels I-IV, speech, and English I.  Wrote lesson plans, curriculum, test materials, and lectures. Administered thriving fine arts performance program, directing, producing, desgining, and publicizing season shows. Directed numerous class projects. Gained tenure during fourth year of teaching. Served on committees for texbook adoption and drafting of statewide theatre arts curriculum. Sponsored theatre club and cheerleading. Participated in staff development, inservice, and other administrative directives as required.

Volunteer Experience

Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro Tennessee

100+ hours working in the museum, archive, and interpretive aspects of the park.

Habitat for Humanity

Volunteered in Habitat ReStore, provided meals for work crews.

Presentations at Conferences

Phi Alpha Theta 2009 Regional Conference

February 28, 2009, Austin Peay State University

"'You Call That Progress?' Displaced Community Residents Reclaim Their Past"

National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

April 2-5, 2009, Providence, Rhode Island

"'You Call That Progress?" Displaced Community Residents Reclaim Their Past"

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Public Speaking

My background in theatre and my teaching expericnce has made my very comfortable in front of audiences of all ages and sizes. I enjoy speaking in front of groups and relish the opportunity to reach out to people in this way.

Transcriber

Experienced in transcribing oral interviews from digital audio, video tape, dvd, and audio tape.

Researcher

In the course of persuing my MA in public history I have conducted research at libraries, archives, historical societies, deeds offices, private companies, historic sites, national and state parks, and online. I have used diverse sources like material culture, oral histories, census records, photographic images, film footage, scrapbooks, and archeological evidence to enhance and supplement more traditional primary and secondary sources.

Theatre Director

I have directed diverse theatrical prodcutions from one-acts to musical theatre. Teaching theatre involves taking on nearly every task invovled in producing live theatre including but not limited to; casting, directing, designing and building (sets, costumes, make-up, lighting), publicizing, and touring shows.

Teacher

Held a professional teacher's license in the state of Tennessee with consistently good evaluations from superiors. Built a performing arts program from the ground up at LaVergne High School in Rutherford County, Tennessee. I have experience teaching students from kindergarten through undergraduate.