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Doug Campbell, Ph.D.


Doug is a historian and educator with more than a decade of experience teaching Western, World, US, and European history at colleges and universities in Virginia and Maryland. His scholarship focuses on national identity, education, and historical memory in Austria during the era of the World Wars, and includes work at the US Archives, the US Library of Congress, the Austrian National Library, and the Austrian State Archive. He has taught at NOVA since 2006 and has been the Historic Preservation Program Head since 2012.

David Clark, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

David is a professional archaeologist, public-archaeology outreach specialist, and educator with extensive national and international experience. Dr. Clark is executive director and principle investigator of the Loudoun Archaeological Foundation (2007) and he maintains archaeological research and community outreach partnerships in Loudoun County with Claude Moore Historic District Park, Oatlands Plantation and Morven Park.

He conducts a variety of scientific archaeological research and outreach programs in the local area including prehistoric/historic archaeology, several archaeological summer-camps for kids, science/archaeology camp programs for girl/boy scouts, and most recently, countywide Ancient Technology Expo, celebrating Native American heritage in the Loudoun region. He has worked in the Northern Virginia area for the past 32 years; the last 14 years as a resident of Loudoun County, Va.

Richard Gillespie, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Richard is the Director of Education for Northern Virginia's Mosby Heritage Area. A 30-year veteran US History teacher at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Va., he retired to pursue a second career in museum education in 2004.  

He is a strong believer in melding the classroom, the community, and historic sites through heritage education. Gillespie started teaching at NOVA in 2007. He has both a B.A. in History and M.A. in Museum Education from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. 

His history teaching earned him the US Capitol Historical Society's Teacher of the Year for 1982, the Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award for Loudoun County in 1993, the Loudoun History Award from Thomas Balch Library in 1996, and the Virginia Historical Society's Brenton S. Halsey Award (their teacher of the year) in 2003. He currently serves on the Loudoun Civil War Sesquicentennial Steering Committee and the Loudoun Heritage Commission.

Tracy Gillespie, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Tracy serves as President of the Virginia Association of Museums. She is past president of the Loudoun County Historical Society, past chairman of the Loudoun Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, and chair of the Loudoun Heritage Consortium. Before joining the staff of NVRPA in 2010, Tracy was Director of Historical Operations at Morven Park in Leesburg for 10 years, and Executive Director of the Loudoun Museum for six years, and Director of Education for that museum for the 10 years previous.

Mike Henry, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Mike has worked at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site in Great Falls since 1988, the past 15 years as the Site Administrator. He is a past Vice President of the Virginia Association of Museums Council and served on the Council from 2002 to 2010. Since 2006, he has served on the Small Museum Associations Board of Directors. He also serves as a Museum Assessment Program (MAP) Surveyor for the American Alliance of Museums, a position he has held since 1993. He has been involved with several task force projects for AASLH (including STePs development) and is a graduate of the Seminar for Historical Administration.

John Sprinkle, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

ohn is a historian and archaeologist who has worked for a decade in the private sector on a wide range of historic preservation projects for a number of federal agencies. Joining the National Park Service late in 1998, for six years he oversaw the National Historic Landmarks program; securing the designation of more than 120 National Historic Landmarks, including Stonewall, Graceland, and the Fresno Sanitary Landfill.

Over the last six years he has collaborated with the Federal Preservation Officer Forum to improve the implementation of agency historic preservation programs nationwide. In September 2012 he was designated as the National Park Service's Bureau Historian. He has expertise in the implementation of Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act as well as substantial experience with the National Environmental Policy Act. Dr. Sprinkle is an acknowledge expert in the National Register of Historic Places criteria and has published widely on the origins, implementation, and impact of federal historic preservation policy. He holds a doctorate in American history and a master's degree in historical archaeology from the College of William and Mary.