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Dr. Brent W. Tharp

Professor of History (2000).
B.A. Indiana University (1984), M.A., College of William and Mary (1986); Ph.D., College of William and Mary (1996).

Director, Georgia Southern University Museum

Teaching and Research Interests: Public History / Museum Studies

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 7661 – Museum Studies

Contact Information:

Georgia Southern University Museum
P. O. Box 8061
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: [2053] Rosenwald Building
Tel.: 912-478-5444
Fax: 912-478-0377

Selected Publications:

  • Tharp, Brent W. “‘Preserving Their Form and Features’: The Commodification of Coffins in the American Understanding of Death” In Commodifying Everything: Relationships of the Market, edited by Susan Strasser. New York: Routledge Press, 2003.

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:

  • President, Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries, 2008-2011
  • Board Member and Vice President, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, 2002-2017
  • Vice President and President, Bulloch County Historical Society, 2004-Present
  • American Alliance of Museums Accreditation and Assessment Reviewer, 2000-Present
  • President, Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2018-Present

Current Research:

  • Bulloch County and Coastal Plain Georgia natural and cultural history.

Last updated: 12/14/2023