Katie Stringer Clary
Assistant Professor, History
Katie Stringer Clary, Ph.D., currently teaches history and public history at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C. Since 2007, Clary has worked with museums in various capacities from docent to executive director. In her time at museums and as a graduate student in Public History she focused on museum education and inclusion, especially for people with special needs. This research culminated in her 2014 manuscript, Programming for People with Special Needs: A Guide for Museums and Historic Sites. She followed this with a chapter “Accessibility in Museum Learning” in Museum Learning, 2nd Ed. edited by Barry Lord and Brad King in 2015. Through her work, she continues to advocate for accessibility equality in museums and historic sites. Clary is also interested in the history of museums, museum administration, digital histories, and community engagement. In her spare time, she likes to camp and hike, travel, and spend time with her dog Harry Clary and cat Miss Frances.
Ph.D. – Public History; Middle Tennessee State University, 2013
M.A. – History; Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Museum Studies; University of Memphis, 2010
B.A. – History; Middle Tennessee State University, 2008
Stringer, Katie. Programming for People with Special Needs: A Guide for Museums and Historic Sites. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield AltaMira Press, 2014.
Stringer, Katie. “Accessibility in Museum Learning” in Museum Learning, 2nd Ed. Eds. Barry Lord and Brad King. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield AltaMira Press, 2015.
Selected Articles and Reviews
Stringer Clary, Katie. Review of Museum Websites and Social Media in The Public Historian, Vol. 38, Number 2, May 2016.
Stringer, Katie. “Blount Mansion: Looking Back, Moving Forward.” Everything Knoxville. December 2013. Stringer, Katie. “Primary Sources, Artifacts, and Students with Special Needs.”
Teaching with Primary Sources, Middle Tennessee State University (Fall 2013).?
Stringer, Katie. “The Legacy of the Freakshow in Museums.” AASLH History News, American Association for State and Local History (Fall 2013).
Stringer, Katie. "Disability, the Sideshow, and Modern Museum Practices.” Scientia et Humanitas 3, (2013): 15-28.
Selected Exhibits and Projects
Charles Joyner Reading Room in the Edwards College, CCU – Class Project – Instructor 2016
Framing History: Art of the Blount Mansion Association Collection, Blount Mansion 2014
Furniture on the Frontier, Blount Mansion 2013
Women’s History Month Special Exhibit: Women of the Davis Plantation 2013
Professional Service and Leadership
Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation
Contingent Faculty Committee for College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Department of History: Student Awards and Scholarships
Committee President: SEMC Historic House Museums Affinity Group –2014
American Association for State and Local History National Leadership Committee - Captain for the State of Tennessee and Regional Representative – 2013-2015
American Association for State and Local History Career Development Committee - 2014
European Civilization Survey
Museum Studies: Museum Education, Administration, Disability, and Museum History; Public History, Ancient World