Department of History

Tara White, Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University
  • M.A., State University of New York College at Oneonta
  • B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Academic Interests

African American, Public History, American, Women's History, Civil Rights History

Courses Taught

  • HST 260: African-American History
  • HST 573: Seminar: Public History

Significant Publications

Tara White and Katie Boardman. "Advocacy in Museum Interpretation and Public History: The Strength of Place." ALHFAM Bulletin 36 (Spring 2006): 12-16.

“The Hermitage" and "Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site." In Revealing Women's History: Best Practices at Historic Sites featuring Five Case Studies, edited by Heather Huyck and Peg Strobel, 35-46, 63-74. Ukiah, CA: National Collaborative for Women's History Sites, 2011.

Tara White and Thomas L. Bynum. “Student Protest and the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee.” In Tennessee Histories, edited by Amy Sayward, 213-232. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, LLC, 2016.

White, Tara Y. "History as Uplift: African American Clubwomen and Applied History." The Public Historian 43, no. 2 (2021): 11-19.