Professor of history
Homeschool, Bangor, Maine
B.A., History and Classics, Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D., History, Brown University
Linda A. Williams
1990, Junior Individual Paper; 1991, Junior Individual Documentary; 1992-1994, Senior Individual Documentary
Going to Washington, DC; discovering the excitement of original historical research.
It gave me historical research experience that I would not have otherwise had, and started me on my career as a historian. It was also through NHD that I received the scholarship that allowed me to attend Case Western Reserve University.
1992: 3rd place, Senior Individual Documentary; 1993: World History Association Special Prize; 1994: 1st place, Senior Individual Documentary, and full-tuition scholarship to Case Western Reserve University
I presented one of my NHD documentaries at the Bangor Public Library - an event that was covered in the Bangor Daily News. I published a summary of another NHD documentary in the World History Association's journal.
I pursued a career as a history professor (I teach at the University of West Georgia), and have published two books. I'm also an enthusiastic supporter of NHD, and have served as an NHD judge in Georgia for about 10 years. This year, my 11-year-old stepson participated in NHD for the first time. He won second place in the Junior Individual Performance category in the Georgia state NHD contest, and we're looking forward to going to Washington, DC, together for the 2017 National Contest.