Dr. Julie Richter Assumes Directorship

Exciting news from NIAHD…

As of Christmas, Dr. Julie Richter will be assuming the role of Interim Director for the institute.  Dr. Richter will be taking over for Dr. David Corlett, who heads west to Arizona State University.


Dr. Richter received her Ph.D. in American History from the College of William & Mary in 1992 and has worked as a Historian for the Historical Research and Architectural Research Departments at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in addition to working as the Project Manager for Virtual Jamestown. She has been a part of NIAHD from its beginning, teaching courses on colonial and Revolutionary Williamsburg as well as the way in which gender, race, and power shaped life in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Virginia.

As Interim Director, Dr. Richter will further NIAHD’s long-standing tradition of offering classes and programs designed to engage students in early American History through the use of historic places, material culture, archaeology, and architectural research.  Dr. Richter assumes her new role at a perfect time, as NIAHD will begin it’s major preparations for the 2017 Pre-College Summer Program in January.  We will also be welcoming a new student into the Semester-in-Residence Program for the Spring 2017 semester and continuing to offer a variety of courses through the History Department here at William & Mary for undergrad and grad students.  It’s an exciting time to be at NIAHD and we are thrilled to welcome Julie as the new Interim Director!



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