Dr. Lemont A. Dobson



Department

History

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
History
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

  • PhD, 2008, Archaeology, University of York, York, England
  • MA, 2001, History, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
  • BS, 1998, History, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Teaching

Introductory and survey courses:

  • American History to 1877
  • American History 1877 to Present
  • The American Experience 1873-Present (Alpha Experience)
  • World Civilizations 1500-Present
  • World Civilizations to 1500
  • Western Civilization to 1500
  • Medieval Civilizations
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Anthropology

Upper division courses:

  • Native American History
  • Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Saints
  • Late Antique to Early Medieval
  • Cultural Transitions Dobson 2 Cultural Policy and UNESCO
  • Introduction to UNESCO World Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  • Museum Theory

Professional experience

Public history: 

  • Executive Director, 2009, William King Museum: Center for Art and Cultural Heritage and Fields-Penn Historic House Museum, Abingdon, Va.
  • Deputy Director, 2008, William King Museum: Center for Art and Cultural Heritage and Fields-Penn Historic House Museum, Abingdon, Va.
  • Deputy Museum Manager, 2004-05, Jorvik (ARC) Viking Museum, York, England.
  • Duty Manager, 2002-04, Jorvik (ARC) Viking Museum, York, England.

Academic appointments:

  • Drury University, 2015, Fall Adjunct Professor of History
  • Ozarks Technical Community College, Social Studies Division, 2015-Present, Adjunct Instructor
  • Central Michigan University, School of Public Service and Global Citizenship, 2012-2013, Visiting Assistant Professor of History/Inaugural Scholar
  • Drury University, 2010-2012, Visiting Assistant Professor of History
  • Ozarks Technical Community College, 2010, Adjunct Instructor of History

Affiliations:

  • President, Board of Directors, South Side Projections, Chicago, Ill., 2010-15
  • Board of Directors, International Day of Archaeology, London, England, 2011-14

 

 

 

 

Research and professional interests

Television and web documentaries:

  • Creator and Executive Producer, America From The Ground Up, 6X30 documentary television series; co-written by: Dr. Lemont Dobson, Dr. Andrew Devenney and Dr. Randall Fuller, distributed to PBS stations in the US by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) and in the United Kingdom by the Community Channel (2014)
  • Creator and Executive Producer, Cahokia: Native American City of Mystery, a 30 minute web documentary co-written with Dr. Randall Fuller. Produced by Shovel Ready Productions, distributed online (2011)

Refereed articles:

Selected museum exhibits:

  • American Experiences 1873-1947, America Through the Eyes of Drury Students, Springfield-Green County History Museum, Springfield, Mo. (May 12, 2012).
  • Traders, Raiders, Craftsmen, Farmers, and Families: Daily Life in Viking Age York, Museum Exhibit. Jorvik Viking Centre/ ARC Museum, York, England (June 2005).

Selected conference presentations:

  • “Managing the message: my evolution from academic to Television Producer.” Archaeology & Media: Entertainment or Edutainment? 34th Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference (TAG), University of Liverpool, England (2012).
  • “Telling Stories in New Ways: Making the Past Accessible.” Panel Discussion at the 126th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 2012).

Additional resources