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ANASTASIA L. PRATT
EDUCATION
1998 - 2007
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
MA (2001)/Ph.D. (December 2007)
 Rackham Regents Fellow, Program in American Culture
 Dissertation,
“Home: A 20th Century American Construction,”
Committee Members: Kristin Hass (co-chair), David Scobey (co-chair),
Julie Ellison, Coleman Jordan, and Thomas J. Schlereth. Defended
successfully June 26, 2007.
 Field Exams in American History (supervised by James Lindgren),
Material/Visual Culture Studies (supervised by Kristin Hass),
Architectural History (supervised by Anatole Senkevitch)
Summer 2001 Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village Dearborn, MI
 Simmons Intern, Dymaxion House Project
1999 - 2000
Centre de Linguistique Appliqué
 International Student, French Language
1994 - 1998
Plattsburgh State University
BA, History
 Summa Cum Laude
1994
Peru Central School
Regents High School Diploma
 Highest Honors
Besançon, France
Plattsburgh, NY
Peru, NY
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2007 - present Empire State College
Plattsburgh, NY
Mentor, Plattsburgh Unit and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program
 Plattsburgh Unit Coordinator
 Coordinator, Advanced Certificate in Public History
Undergraduate Courses taught and developed include: Material and Visual
Culture; American Art History; American Architectural History;
American Literature; American Cultural History; Visions of Peace: The
Visual Culture of Peace; Making Peace: The Material Culture of Peace;
American Studies
Graduate Courses taught include: Seminar in Liberal Studies; Perspectives
on Interdisciplinary Studies; Readings in Material and Visual Culture;
Public Art; What is Art?; Contemporary Art; Archival Theory and
Practice; Exhibition Planning and Interpretation; Oral History Theory
and Methods; Seminar in American Studies; American Studies Theories
and Methods.
Final Projects Supervised;
B. Zolet (2015) “Creating the Prototype for a Digital Unit Text on the
Nature of Conflict and Resolution for Students with Dyslexia and/or
Other Language-Based Learning Differences in a Constructivist, ProjectBased Classroom”
B. Horgan (2015) “Extraordinary Times Through Ordinary Eyes:
Perspectives on the Second Half of the Twentieth Century”
B.B. Muhammad (2014) “Reflections of a Mad Black Preservationist:
Engaging Black Syracuse in Holistic Preservation”
T. Bailey (2014) “Japanese Holdouts of World War Two: Honor, Culture
or Self-Preservation”
J. McFarren. (2014) “Buy me! The economic and cultural implications of
the objects we purchase.”
J. Pembleton (2014) “Teaching artist”
C.K. DeCrescente (2013) “Marginal Representations in Culture: Feminist
Epistemology and The Art of Sylvia Sleigh and Alice Neel.”
C.A. Julian (2012) “Visuality in Woman Suffrage Discourse & the
Construction of Jeannette Rankin as National Symbol of Enfranchised
American Womanhood.”
R. Beveridge (2012) “The Threads of Life A Reflective Paper of a Creative
Project.”
L.L. McKinley (2012) “Sweetly Sleeping: An Examination of the
Beautification and Denial of Death in Victorian Culture”
C. Mathieu (2010) “A contemporary art autobiography an artistic creative
project and show including paintings, sculptures, and reflections”
2008 - present
Historian
Clinton County Historian
Plattsburgh, NY
Projects include: “Clinton County History Through the Eyes of Its
Children” mosaic; internships for undergraduate and graduate students;
maintenance of the County’s historical archives.
Summers 2003 – present Upward Bound
Plattsburgh, NY
Teacher, Summer Program
High School Courses taught include: Reading; Writing; Algebra (team-
taught); Public Speaking (team-taught); and various Humanities electives.
2002 - 2007
Bellows Free Academy
St. Albans, VT
Teacher, Department of English
High School taught include: American Literature until the beginning of
Reconstruction; American Literature after Reconstruction (137);
Foundations Literature I; Foundations Literature II; Reading and
Writing Workshop I; Reading and Writing Workshop II; Reading and
Writing Workshop III; the Photographic Essay; Writing for Publication;
and independent studies in Art History.
2000 - 2002
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate Student Instructor, Department of English Language and Literature
Undergraduate Courses taught include: English 124 (“Literature and
Writing”) and English 125 (College Writing).
1997 - 1998
Plattsburgh State University
Plattsburgh, NY
Supplemental Instructor, Tutor
Undergraduate Courses tutored include: history; sociology; and math.
SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
Winooski. With Alfred Blondin and the Winooski Historical Society.
Arcadia Publishing. (Forthcoming)
“Constructing and Preserving History Through Community Art Projects.”
Community-Built: Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place, Barry Stiefel,
Katherine Melcher, and Kristin Faurest. (Forthcoming)
Plattsburgh Through Time. Fonthill Media. (April 2015)
Remarkable Women of Clinton County. The History Press. (February 2015)
St. John’s Parish, Plattsburgh, NY: Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths. With Dick
Lynch. Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society.
(Transcription and translation of records) (Forthcoming)
“Plattsburgh: Time Warp (Schools)”. Research Collaborator with Tim
Clukey,
Savage
Turkey
Productions,
©2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubydEoi847s
Clinton County. Postcard Series. Arcadia Publishing. (February 2014)
“Public History, Adult Students, and the Community.” Preservation
Education: Sharing Best Practices and Finding Common Ground, eds. Barry L.
Stiefel and Jeremy C. Wells, University of Press of New England (August
2014)
Clinton County. Images of America Series. Arcadia Publishing. (October
2010)
“Plattsburgh: Time Warp (Downtown)”. Research Collaborator with Tim
Clukey, Savage Turkey Productions,
©2010. www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA029KdtpK0
“Champlain: Four Hundred Years Later.” North Country Notes #404 (Fall
2009).
“Using Houses to Teach Place.” Elsewhere: A Journal for the Literature of Place
2.1(2008): 74-90. http://elsewherejournal.org/issues.html
“Henry Ford’s Museum: The Idea of a National Home.” Retrospect (2008).
http://retrospectjournal.historyhonorsociety.com/
“Adding Flesh to the Family Skeletons,” Lifelines 14.2 (1997): 27-28.
“Missionary Motives: The Jesuits in New France,” Lifelines 14.1 (1997): 3135.
“The Genealogist is a Detective,” Lifelines 12.2 (1995): 15.
OTHER WRITING
“Our Evolving Counties: A History of New York State Government”
NYSAC News 36.1 (Winter 2015): 14.
Columnist, Plattsburgh Life. (November 2013-May 2014)
“Clinton County” (Contributor/Advisor) in New York Family History
Research Guide and Gazetteer, New York Genealogical and Biographical
Society. (2014)
“Photography” in Discovery and Invention Encyclopedia: A Historical Encyclopedia of
Science, Technology, and Society, General Editor James Ciment. (Forthcoming)
“Architectural Elements and Structures” in Discovery and Invention
Encyclopedia: A Historical Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Society , General
Editor James Ciment. (Forthcoming)
“Dolls” in Encyclopedia of Play, Editors Rodney P. Carlisle and J. Geoffrey
Golson. (2009)
“Erector Sets” in Encyclopedia of Play, Editors Rodney P. Carlisle and J.
Geoffrey Golson. (2009)
“Tinkertoys” in Encyclopedia of Play, Editors Rodney P. Carlisle and J.
Geoffrey Golson. (2009)
“Scrabble” in Encyclopedia of Play, Editors Rodney P. Carlisle and J. Geoffrey
Golson. (2009)
“Jigsaws” in Encyclopedia of Play, Editors Rodney P. Carlisle and J. Geoffrey
Golson. (2009)
Glossary in Encyclopedia of Play, Editors Rodney P. Carlisle and J. Geoffrey
Golson. (2009)
Translation Possible, Suzanne Horizon-Franzel and Kathryn Kestler. (2006)
Review. Anthropology Review Database.
http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/cgi/search.cgi (April 2008)
“Family Vacations” in The Family in America: An Encyclopedia, ed. Joseph
Hawes and Elizabeth Shores. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2001.
CONFERENCES AND PRES ENTATIONS
Lake Forest Senior Living Community, Plattsburgh, NY, June 24, 2015.
“Remarkable Women: The Meeting of Women’s and Public History.”
The Alice T. Miner Museum, Chazy, NY, May 20, 2015. “Remarkable
Women of Clinton County.”
Champlain Literary Society, Champlain, NY, May 19, 2015. “Remarkable
Women of Clinton County.”
SUNY Plattsburgh History Department “Open Hour,” May 7, 2015.
“Women’s History in Clinton County.”
School for Graduate Studies Brown Bag Series, virtual presentation, April
21, 2015. “The Public History Certificate and Community Collaboration.”
Clinton County Historical Association Lecture Series, Plattsburgh, NY,
April 6, 2015. “Life on the Home Front during the Civil War.”
U.S. Department of Customs and Border Patrol, Champlain, NY, March
31, 2015. Women’s History Month presentation.
Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society, Colchester, VT, March
28, 2015. “Doing Genealogical and Historical Research in New York
State.”
Historical Educators Enrichment Day, Pok-o-MacCready Outdoor
Education Center and 1812 Homestead Educational Foundation, Reber,
NY, December 18, 2014. “Kids Count, Too! Writing History through
Community Collaboration.”
Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs, “Revolutions: Past,
Present, and Future,” Philadelphia, PA, October 9-11, 2014. “Public
History Adult Students, and the Community: Moving Beyond the DistanceEducation Classroom.”
American Association of State and Local Historians, “Greater than the
Sum of our Parts,” St. Paul, MN, September 17-20, 2014, “Beyond Selma:
Remembering Race and Racism in the North,” panelist.
Culver Hill Commemoration, Beekmantown, NY, September 6, 2014.
“Culver Hill and the Plattsburgh Institute.”
Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee, Dewey’s Tavern
Commemoration, Champlain, NY, September 6, 2014. “The Legacy of the
Battle of Plattsburgh.”
“The War of 1812 and the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration,”
Association of Public Historians of New York State, Region 6 conference,
Plattsburgh, NY, June 6, 2014. Planning Committee.
Competency-Based Education Colloquium, Saratoga, NY, May 19-20,
2014.
Northern New York Library Network, Archiving Workshop, Plattsburgh,
NY, November 8, 2013.
Clinton County Historical Association, Annual Meeting, Plattsburgh, NY,
November 2, 2013. “225 Years of Clinton County History.”
Peace History Society, “Envisioning Peace, Performing Justice: Art,
Activism, and Cultural Politics in the History of Peacemaking,”
Carbondale, IL, October 24-26, 2013. “Women, Art, and Peace” (Paper
accepted; unable to attend conference because of a death in the family.)
Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee, Dewey’s Tavern
Commemoration, Champlain, NY, September 7, 2013. “Thoughts on the
Battle of Plattsburgh.”
225th Anniversary Celebration, Champlain, NY, August 17, 2013.
“Keynote Address.”
Vilas Home 125th Anniversary Celebration, Plattsburgh, NY, August 4,
2013. “A History of the Vilas Home.”
Half and Half Lecture Series, the Alice T. Miner Colonial Collection and
Museum, Chazy, NY, June 13, 2013. “Images of Rural Life.”
Daughters of the American Revolution, Saranac Chapter, For Chambly
Commemoration Weekend, Plattsburgh, NY, May 31, 2013. “Keynote
Address.”
Preservation Education Conference, Providence, RI, September 18, 2012.
“Public History, Adult Students, and the Community.”
Daughters of the American Revolution, Saranac Chapter, Fort Chambly
Commemoration Ceremony, Plattsburgh, NY, June 2, 2012.
“Commemorative Address.”
Researching 1812 Ancestors, Battle of Plattsburgh Association,
Plattsburgh, NY, October 15, 2011. “Clinton County Resources Related to
the War of 1812.”
14th Annual Senior Enrichment Day, Clinton Community College,
Plattsburgh, NY, October 11, 2011. “Clinton County’s History in
Photographs.”
Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee, Dewey’s Tavern
Commemoration, Champlain, NY, September 3, 2011. “The Lasting
Significance of the Battle of Plattsburgh.”
Champlain Valley National Heritage Project Civil War Commemoration
Conference, Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY, June 6, 2011.
American Historical Association, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6-10,
2011. “Smallpox in the American Revolution.” Session Chair.
Quadricentennial Legacy Conference, Lake Champlain Basin Program, St.
Michael’s College, Colchester, VT, October 8, 2010.
Agricultural History Society Conference, Rollins College, Florida, June 1012, 2010. “The Farmhouse: A Vision of Rural Heritage.”
New York State Historical Association, The Conference on New York
State History, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, June 3-5, 2010. Participant
in workshop, “Engaging Students with Community History.”
New York State Historical Association, The Conference on New York
State History, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, June 4-6, 2009.
Program Committee.
Clinton County Historical Association, Plattsburgh, NY, November 8,
2008. “The Responsibilities (and Promises) of History.”
Association of Public Historians of New York State, Lake Placid, NY,
November 2-4, 2008. Planning Committee.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Saranac Chapter, Commemoration
Ceremony, Plattsburgh, NY, October 11, 2008. “The Battle of Valcour.”
Franco-American Club, Plattsburgh, NY, October 1, 2008.
American Architecture in Clinton County, NY.”
“Franco-
Franco-American Club, Plattsburgh, NY, September 3, 2008, “The History
of Franco-Americans in Clinton County, NY.”
Clinton County Quadricentennial, Public Planning Meeting, Plattsburgh,
NY, August 18, 2008.
“The Historical Significance of the
Quadricentennial.”
Rural Heritage Institute, Craftsbury Common, VT, June 11-14, 2008. “The
Farmhouse: A Vision of Rural Heritage.”
Great Lakes American Studies Association, Muncie, IN, March 17, 2001.
“A Unifying Vision: Family Photographs, Memories, and Community
Building.”
UNIVERSITY SERVICE AND GOVERNANCE
Academic Assessment Plan Implementation Team, Co-Chair. 2014-2015.
Academic Quality Committee, Northeast Center, 2014-2015.
Review Committee, Radiologic Technology Generic Evaluation. 2014.
Degree Works Steering Committee, representative for CUSP. 2013-2014.
“Assessing Student Learning Outcomes: What Have We Learned and Now
What?” Concurrent Session with Joyce Elliott and Jordan Wright, Fall
Academic Conference, SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY,
October 24, 2013.
Committee on Undergraduate Studies and Policies, representative for the
Northeast Center, 2012-2016 term; co-chair, 2013-2015.
Center Planning Committee, Northeast Center, Unit representative, 20132014.
Academic Review Committee, Northeast Center, 2011-2014.
Assessment Plan Task Force, representative for CUSP and facilitator for
the Front End Assessment subcommittee, 2012-2013.
Peconic Bay Radiologic Technology Generic Evaluation Committee, Office
of Collegewide Academic Review, SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga
Springs, NY, February 16, 2012.
“Let’s Talk About Public History,” Panel Discussion, School for Graduate
Studies Residency, SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY,
February 2, 2012.
New York Consortium Planning Group, 2011-2012.
Center for Mentoring and Learning Advisory Board, representative for the
Northeast Center, 2011-2012.
“Celebrating Empire State College: Public History Networking to Learn
from our Past,” Poster Session, All College Conference, SUNY Empire
State College, Saratoga Springs, NY, March 26, 2011.
National Center for Indigenous Knowledge, Consultant on Archives
policies and procedures, 2011.
“Why Archives Matter: Public History, the Community, and Empire State
College,” Poster Session with Adele Anderson, Daniel Katz, and Mark
Soderstrom, All Areas of Study, SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga
Springs, NY, October 28, 2010.
“Leading, Inventing, Learning, and Inspiring Public Historians with the
Advanced Certificate in Public History,” Poster Session with Adele
Anderson, Daniel Katz, and Mark Soderstrom, All Areas of Study, SUNY
Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY, October 28, 2010.
“Reflecting on Our Work: Mentoring New Students,” Panel Discussion,
All College Conference, SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs,
NY, March 25, 2010.
“Poets of Empire State”, All College Conference, SUNY Empire State
College, Saratoga Springs, NY, March 25, 2010.
Presidents’ Task Force on the Mission Statement, Spring 2009.
“Peace-ing of the Curriculum,” Panel Discussion, All Area of Studies
meeting, SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY, November
21, 2009.
Graduate Studies and Policies Committee, representative for the Northeast
Center, 2008-2010.
OTHER SERVICE
Teaching Resources and Education Editor, H-Net Material Culture
Adirondack Youth Orchestra Association Board.
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital School for Radiologic Technology
Advisory Board.
Dollars for Scholars Board, SUNY Plattsburgh Upward Bound Chapter.
Reviewer for SUNY Press and African Journal of Agricultural Research.
Ex officio member of the Clinton County Historical Association Board of
Directors, the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee, and the
Friends of the Old Stone Barracks.
Professional Organizations: American Association of State and Local
Historians; Peace History Society
LANGUAGES
English
French
DRAMATIC PRODUCTIONS
Director: “Big Bad Wolf at the Door,” 2007; “The Un-Sittable Situation,”
2006; “This is a test,” 2006.
Music Director: Honk!, 2006
Co-Director: The Bald Soprano, 2006; Rhinoceros, 2005; “Assembly Line,”
2005; “Fourteen Lines,” 2005; “Prometheus,” 2005; Godspell, 2004.
Assistant Director: “Puss in Boots,” 2006; “The Elves and the Shoemaker,”
2005; “The Princess and the Princess,” 2004; Antigone, 2003.
Bassist: Can Can, 2015; Peter Pan, 2014; Chicago, 2014; Anything Goes, 2013;
Oliver!, 2012; Carousel, 2012; Gypsy, 2012; The Wizard of Oz, 2012; A Funny
Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 2011; The Drowsy Chaperone, 2011;
West Side Story, 2010; Bye, Bye Birdie, 1998; Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration,
1997; My Fair Lady, 1996; South Pacific, 1996; The Music Man, 1994; Broadway
Revue, 1993; Oklahoma, 1993; Annie Get Your Gun, 1991; Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 1991; The Sound of Music, 1990.
MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
Performed in pit orchestras for shows at Northeastern Clinton Central
School, Peru Central School, Willsboro Central School, Plattsburgh State
University, and the Chazy Music Theatre.
Performed with local chamber groups including the Adirondack Youth
Orchestra, the Plattsburgh State University Sinfonia, the Adirondack Wind
Ensemble, and the Cardinal Stringers string quartet.
Teach beginning and intermediate bass.
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