Stephanie Hurter Williams joined the Office of the Historian in 2007 as a historian/ digital history initiatives project manager in the Policy Studies Division where she manages the redesign of the Office of the Historian website and facilitates digitization of The Foreign Relations of the United States. Williams earned a B.A. in history from West Chester University graduating with highest honors (2002). She completed her M.A. in the interdisciplinary subject of new media and history under the direction of Rosemarie Zagarri and Roy Rosenzweig at George Mason University (2003). She is completing her doctorate at George Mason University where she has focused on politics and the press in the Early American Republic (expected 2009). Her dissertation, entitled, “Pressing their Voices: The Emergence of the Press and a Vocal Public in the State Ratification Conventions of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Rhode Island,” evaluates the growing influence the press had in restructuring the social and political roles in American society in the late eighteenth century. Ms. Williams has worked extensively in public history, managing the creation of multiple history-based websites at George Mason University’s award-winning Center for History and New Media. She has spoken extensively on utilizing new media to facilitate the teaching and spread of history and has been published in the Organization of American Historian’s Magazine of History.
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