Steven Burg, Ph.D.

B.A. from Colgate University
M.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison

I am a specialist in public history, historic preservation, and community history, with an interest in how the preservation and interpretation of cultural and natural resources influences historical memory and public perceptions of the past. I am also interested in the role historic preservation can play in building sustainable communities. My current research focuses on the historical development and preservation of African-American burial grounds in Pennsylvania. I currently serve as an appointed member of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Board.

Allen Dieterich-Ward, Ph.D.

B.A. from College of Wooster
M.A. from University of Michigan
Ph.D. from University of Michigan

I am a specialist in environmental, economic and urban history currently involved in community revitalization efforts in Shippensburg and throughout Pennsylvania. My book, Beyond Rust: Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Fate of Industrial America, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2016 and won the Arline Custer Memorial Award from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. I am past president of the Pennsylvania Historical Association and serve on the boards of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Committee among others.