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2024 Conference Program

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Lorri Glover

Lorri Glover is the John Francis Bannon Endowed Chair in the Department of History at Saint Louis University. She is the author or editor of ten books, including Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries (Yale University Press, 2014); The Fate of the Revolution: Virginians Debate the Constitution (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016); and Eliza Lucas Pinckney: An Independent Woman in the Age of Revolution (Yale University Press, 2020). Glover often participates in the George Washington Teacher Institutes at Mount Vernon and is on the author team for McGraw-Hill’s high school and middle school U.S. history textbooks. She has served as president of the Southern Association for Women Historians and on the Executive Council of the Southern Historical Association. 

Dr. Alex Redcorn

In the College of Education at Kansas State University, Dr. Red Corn serves as

an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Coordinator of Indigenous Partnerships, Co-

Chair of the Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance, Executive Director of the Kansas Association

for Native American Education (KANAE) and Program Coordinator for the Indigenous

Educational Leadership Graduate Certificate. In 2022, Dr. Red Corn also become the Chair of the

new Kansas Advisory Council for Indigenous Education Working Group (KACIE-WG). His

scholarship and service are focused on building capacities for Native nations to take on a more

prominent role in the education of their citizens.

Dr. Marlin Barber

I am from Cape Girardeau, Mo and I have been with Missouri State University since 2012. From 2012 to 2022 I served as history faculty teaching courses on early U.S., Missouri, and 19th century Black/African American history. My most recent research centers on late 19th century Black/African American autonomy and secondary and primary educational institutions and Alcohol and sociability in Missouri in the late 19th century. In 2022, I stepped into the newly created administrative role of Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Engagement and Faculty Development in the Office for Inclusive Engagement at Missouri State University. Currently, I serve as Vice President for the Greene County Archives Foundation Board, President for the Springfield Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a member of the State Historical Society of Missouri - Missouri Conference on History Steering Committee. My wife, Jaime, and I have been married for 25 years and have two sons and an almost 2-year-old dog.  

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