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Jannelle Warren-Findley

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Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Jannelle Warren-Findley, a native of Arizona, received her Ph.D. degree in American Studies at The George Washington University. Her dissertation was "Of Tears and Need: the Federal Music Project of the WPA, 1935-1942." She taught 1973-1976 on a Fulbright grant at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She taught upper-division history courses for University College, University of Maryland based in London, England (1976-1978). When she returned to the United States, she owned a research-and-writing business that specialized in federal records and archival research. In the mid-1980s, she wrote reports to the U.S. Congress as a contractor to the Office of Technology Assessment, and wrote a grant to produce a documentary history of the Space Age for NASA (now in eight volumes). Later, she worked as the manager of the Cold War cultural resources task area for the Department of Defense's Legacy Resource Management Program.

Dr. Warren-Findley's interests focus on two areas of importance for research and public practice: the relationships between natural and cultural resource management and issues of working holistically to achieve broad understanding of how these sorts of resources and their management intersect; and the need to prepare students to practice in a public arena that is increasingly global and interrelated in various ways. Her Senior Fulbright to New Zealand in 1997 allowed her to observe scholars who practice public history in very different and exciting ways – more use of technology, more focus on public broadcasting in radio and television, more involvement of the citizenry in writing documents like The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. She returned to New Zealand in 2000 as an Ian Axford fellow to study historic preservation and cultural resource management. She won the Michael Robinson Award of the National Council on Public History for her study, Human Heritage Management in New Zealand in the Year 2000 and Beyond.

Dr. Warren-Findley worked in the history branch at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage in Wellington. She currently works on administrative histories and historic resources surveys for the U.S. National Park Service and a historic preservation survey of a post-World War II neighborhood in Phoenix. Dr. Warren-Findley teaches Historic Resources Management, Historic Preservation for Historians, U.S. Cultural Institutions and Public Practice and International Public Practice and directs individual readings in cultural history and tourism topics. She also directs M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations.

Dr. Warren-Findley serves on the History Department's admissions committee and chairs the departmental committee that selects the Outstanding Graduate Student award. She was elected secretary to the CLAS Senate and sits on committees that choose legislative interns and Arizona State University Fulbright applicants. She is a board member of the U.S. committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites and serves on the selection committee for Senior Fulbright awards to Australia and New Zealand.

Research Interests and Selected Publications

Jannelle Warren-Findley, a native of Arizona, received her PhD degree in American Studies at The George Washington University. Her dissertation was "Of Tears and Need:  the Federal Music Project of the WPA, 1935-1942." She taught 1973-76 on a Fulbright grant at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  She taught upper-division history courses for University College, University of Maryland based in London, England (1976-78). When she returned to the United States, she owned a research-and-writing business that specialized in federal records and archival research.  In the mid-1980s, she wrote reports to the U.S. Congress as a contractor to the Office of Technology Assessment, and wrote a grant to produce a documentary history of the Space Age for NASA (now in eight volumes). Later, she worked as the manager of the Cold War cultural resources task area for the Department of Defense's Legacy Resource Management Program.

Warren-Findley's interests focus on two areas of importance for research and public practice: the relationships between natural and cultural resource management and issues of working holistically to achieve broad understanding of how these sorts of resources and their management intersect; and the need to prepare students to practice in a public arena that is increasingly global and interrelated in various ways. Her Senior Fulbright to New Zealand in 1997 allowed her to observe scholars who practice public history in very different and exciting ways – more use of technology, more focus on public broadcasting in radio and television, more involvement of the citizenry in writing documents like The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. She returned to New Zealand in 2000 as an Ian Axford fellow to study historic preservation and cultural resource management there.  She won the Michael Robinson Award of the National Council on Public History for her study, Human Heritage Management in New Zealand in the Year 2000 and Beyond. She worked in the History Branch at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage in Wellington. She currently works on administrative histories and historic resources surveys for the U.S. National Park Service and a historic preservation survey of a post-World War II neighborhood in Phoenix.

Teaching Interests and Courses

Warren-Findley teaches Historic Resources Management, Historic Preservation for Historians, U.S. Cultural Institutions and Public Practice and International Public Practice and directs individual readings in cultural history and tourism topics. She also directs M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations.

Professional Service Activities

Warren-Findley serves on the History Department's admissions committee and chairs the departmental committee that selects the Outstanding Graduate Student award. She was elected secretary to the CLAS Senate and sits on committees that choose legislative interns and Arizona State University Fulbright applicants. She is a board member of the U.S. committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites and serves on the selection committee for Senior Fulbright awards to Australia and New Zealand.

Publications
  • . . Review of: "Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera." Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona, Tucson. November 19, 2010- November 17, 2012 (2012).
  • Page Miller and Jannelle Warren-Findley. Roundtable Discussion of The Public Historian. PUBLIC HISTORY NEWS, (2010).
  • . . Review of: Cold War in South Florida: Historic Resource Study (2006).
  • Jannelle Warren-Findley. History in New Worlds: Surveys and Results in the United States and Australia. American Studies International (2004).
  • . . Review of: Gettysburg: Memory, Market and an American Shrine (2004).
  • Jannelle Warren-Findley. History in New Worlds: Surveys and Results in the United States and Australia. Australian Cultural History (2003).
  • . . Review of: Expanding the Envelope: Flight Research at NACA and NASA by Michael H (2003).
  • . . Review of: Rebecca Conard, Benjamin Shambaugh and the Intellectual Foundaitons of Public History (2002).
  • Warren-Findley, Jannelle. Human Heritage Management in New Zealand in the Year 2000 and Beyond. (2001).
  • . . Review of: Bell Yung and Helen G. Rees, Understanding Charles Seeger, Pioneer in American (2001).
  • Jannelle Warren-Findley. Rethinking heritage theory and practice: the US experience. International Journal of Heritage Studies vol. 18 Issue 6 2012. Also Taylor & Francis Online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13527258.2012.695134. July 27, 2012 (0).
  • . . Review of: Pike Peak Market (0).
Research Activity
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 598Special Topics
HST 599Thesis
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 584Internship
HST 599Thesis
HST 790Reading and Conference
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 584Internship
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 525Historical Resource Management
HST 584Internship
HST 598Special Topics
HST 790Reading and Conference
HST 792Research
Presentations
  • Jannelle Warren-Findley. "Success Factors For Public Historians,". OAH/NCPH meeting, Milwaukee, April 2012 (Apr 2012).
  • Jannelle Warren-Findley. "Natural and Cultural Resources and Sustainability in the Classroom,". American Society for Environmental History annual meeting (Apr 2011).
  • Gulliford, Andrew, Warren-Findley, Jannelle. Preserving Western History. AASLH annual meeting (Sep 2006).
  • Launius, Roger, Warren-Findley, Jannelle. From Earth to the Moon: Interpreting the Material Culture of the Lunar Landing and Its Legacy. Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting (Apr 2006).
  • Nelson, Scott, Warren-Findley, Jannelle. Singing the West: Region, Nation and Race and the Birth of American Music. Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting (Apr 2006).
Service
  • History Faculty Council, Member (2012 - Present)
  • History Graduate Admissions Committee, member/evaluator (2012 - Present)
  • Public History Director Search Committee, member (2012 - Present)
  • Department of History's Best Graduate Student Committee, Chair, panelist (2003 - Present)
  • Selection Committee, Book Award 2013, National Council on Public History., Member of three-person selection committee (2013 - 2015)
  • International Federation for Public History, Founding organizer (2011 - 2015)
  • Public History/Scholarly Publishing Admissions Committee, Reviewer (1993 - 2015)
  • PAC, Member (2010 - 2012)
  • Advisory Board of the Australian Centre for Public History, Member (2003 - 2012)
  • Public History Director search committee, Chair (2008 - 2011)
  • History Graduate Advisory Committee, Member (2004 - 2011)
  • Public History/Scholarly Publishing Program, Interim Senior Director (2009 - 2011)
  • I served as Interim Senior Director of the Public History Program, Administrator (unpaid) (2009 - 2011)
  • U.S. Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, Member of the Board of Directors (2005 - 2011)
  • ASU SHPRS Faculty of History PAC, Represent Associate Professors (2010 - 2010)
  • Institute of International Education/Fulbright Commission, reviewer of student proposals to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands (2008 - 2010)
  • SHESC Museum Studies Search Committee, Public History/Scholarly Publishing representative (2009 - 2010)
  • Public History Director search committee, Chair (2008 - 2010)
  • History Graduate Advisory Committee, Member (2004 - 2010)
  • Public History/Scholarly Publishing Program, Interim Senior Director (2009 - 2010)
  • Public History Program, Interim Chair (2008 - 2009)
  • Institute of International Education/Fulbright Commission, reviewer (2008 - 2009)
  • Fulbright Student Awards, New Zealand, IEE Houston, 2008., Selection Committee (2008 - 2008)
  • CLAS College Senate, Secretary (2005 - 2008)
  • The United States Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, Board member (2005 - 2008)
  • Selection Committee, Senior Fulbright Fellow Awards to Australia and New Zealand, Council on the Int, Peer Reviewer (2004 - 2007)
  • College Senate, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2004-2007, Secretary (2004 - 2007)
  • Founding Director, National Collaborative for Women's History Sites, Board member (2004 - 2007)
  • Lecturer, Distinguished Lecturer Program, Organization of American Historians, Speaker (2000 - 2006)
  • Program Committee, OAH/NCPH Joint Meeting, Washington, DC, Peer Reviewer (2004 - 2006)
  • National Council on Public History, Member, Long-Range Planning Committee (2004 - 2006)
  • American Association of State and Local History, Recommender (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU Student Fulbright Application Advisor, Evaluate applications to New Zealand (2005 - 2005)
  • Conference organizer, West/Southwest Regional Meeting, National Collaborative for Women's History Sit, Organizer, planner (2004 - 2005)
  • Department of History's Advisory Committee on the Carnegie Project on Graduate Education, Panelist (2003 - 2004)
  • Department of History's Graduate Policy and Admissions Committee, Panelist (2003 - 2004)
  • Secretary, College Senate, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2004-2005, Participant (2004)
  • Fulbright-Hayes Student Awards to New Zealand, Judge (1999 - 2003)
  • Arizona Historical Advisory Commission, Chair (1998 - 2003)
  • Organization of American Historians, Executive Board Member (1998 - 2003)
  • American Historical Association's Perspectives, Public History editor, 1999-2002 (2003)
  • Department of Anthropology's Museum Studies Advisory Committee, Panelist (2003)
  • E-Gutenberg Prize Committee, American Historical Association/Columbia University Press, Member of the judges' committee (2003)
  • Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer Program, Lecturer (2003)
  • University Fulbright Student Grant Evaluation Committee, Panelist (2003)