Biographies

Landmarks Committee Members (2020-2024)

COMMITTEE CHAIR

Joseph S. Emert, National Park System Advisory Board Member; Member and Past President,
East Tennessee Historical Society Board of Directors; Member, Board of Directors, Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont; Walland, Texas

MEMBERS

David G. Anderson, Ph.D., RPA, Professor, Department of Anthropology, The University of
Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee

Julio Cesar Capó, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor and , Department of History and Wolfsonian Public
Humanities Lab, Florida International University; Miami, Florida

Ethan Carr, Ph.D., FASLA, Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional
Planning, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Amherst, Massachusetts

Jeanne Cyriaque, African American Programs Coordinator (retired), Georgia State Historic
Preservation Office; College Park, Georgia

Cynthia G. Falk, Ph.D., Professor of Material Culture, State University of New York College at
Oneonta; Cooperstown, New York

Richard Longstreth, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of American Studies, The George
Washington University; Washington, DC

Alexandra M. Lord, Ph.D., Chair and Curator, Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum
of American History, Smithsonian Institution; Washington, DC

John L. Nau III, Member, National Park System Advisory Board; Chairman and CEO, Silver Eagle
Beverage; Houston, Texas

Vergil E. Noble, Ph.D., RPA, Archeologist (retired), National Historic Landmarks Program, National
Park Service; Ashland, Nebraska

Toni M. Prawl, Ph.D., Director and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, Missouri State
Historic Preservation Office; Jefferson City, Missouri

Adam D. Smith, Architectural Historian, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Champaign, Illinois

Boyd C. Smith, Member, National Park System Advisory Board; Co-Founder and Partner,
WSJ Properties LLC; Mountain View, California

Sharita Jacobs Thompson, Ph.D., Independent Scholar and Consultant; Washington, DC

Carrol Van West, Ph.D., Professor of History and Director of the Center for Historic Preservation,
Middle Tennessee State University; Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Richard Guy Wilson, Ph.D., Commonwealth Professor, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia

Last updated: June 25, 2020