Thomas D. Mackie, Museum Director
Job Description: Manage daily operations of presidential library and museum
- Oversee programs, exhibits, internal research and special events
- Work on university long-range planning and museum budget
- Maintain network with Lincoln and Civil War Scholars and museums
- Public presentations on documentaries, local TV and to regional civic and educational groups
- Work with professional staff and interns on relevant museum research projects
- Standing member of the University Research Committee
Office: Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum
Research areas: Museum operations in the United States and Inland River Navigation prior to steam technology.
Guest Scholar: Making Sense of the American Civil War program at the London Kentucky Public Library, 2012 and University of Virginia at Wise in Public History, from 2012.
Book Review – Lincoln Herald Vol 113(4) (Winter 2012): “Killing Lincoln: A Near Fiction” – A review of Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Duggard.
Guest lecturer: Lincoln and the Constitution Knoxville County Public Library and the East Knoxville Historical Society, January 2012.
Book chapter: “Abraham Lincoln and African Americans: A View Across the Racial Divide” in Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky African Americans and the Constitution. (Underground Railroad Research Institute: University of Louisville) February 2010
Course Pack: Introduction to Human Geography: Geo 211. LAD Custom Publishing, 2010
Book Reviewer, American Association for State and Local History (AASLH): Beginning February 2007.
Hiking, fine scale modeling, music: trombone and highland bagpipes.