Department of History and Philosophy

About Department: Faculty and Staff

Catherine Lewis

Assistant Vice President of Museums, Archives & Rare Books
Executive Director of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education
Professor of History

Contact Information

Office: Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4130
Phone: 470-578-2083
Fax: 470-578-9149


Dr. Catherine M. Lewis is a Professor of History, Director of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education, and Assistant Vice President of Museums, Archives & Rare Books. She received her B.A. with honors in English and History at Emory University and M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Iowa. She is the author, co-editor, or co-author of 12 books, including the forthcoming Memories of the Mansion: The Story of the Georgia Governor's Mansion with co-authors First Lady Sandra Deal and Dr. Jennifer Dickey (published by UGA Press in the fall of 2015)

Dr. Lewis's research interests are varied and include World War II and the Holocaust, Public History, sport history, African-American history, and women’s history. In addition to her publications, she has curated or coordinated more than 40 exhibitions for a variety of organizations, including the Atlanta History Center, Augusta National Golf Club, Delta Airlines, Ponce City Market, and the United Way. She is currently serving her second term as president of the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries.

Dr. Lewis regularly presents at national and international conferences and has helped bring numerous grants to Kennesaw State University, including a Museums Connect grant from the U.S. State Department and the American Alliance of Museums in partnership with a museum in Morocco, a National Trust for Historic Preservation grant in support of Oakland Cemetery, and several Marcus Foundation grants in support of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education.

Faculty and Staff

Adebayo, Akanmu
Allen, Leslye
Bailey, Kent
Bartlett, Stephen
Bedard, Brandie
Churella, Albert
DeAngelo, Angela
Dickey, Jennifer
Donahue, Amy
Dover, Paul
Downey, Justin
Drews, Wayne
Eisenberg, Ariel
Evangelista, Rhiannon
Fox, Paul
Gurkas, Hakki
Hoffmann, Nicolas
Holdzkom, Marianne
Honey, Diana
Hooper, John
Hutchinson, Matthew
Johnson, Daniel
Jones, David
Keene, Thomas
Kefentse, Darrell
Kersey, Terrence
Lands, LeeAnn
LeBaron, Alan
Lewis, Catherine
MacDonald, Megan
Mannion, Richard
McGovern, Bryan
McKinzey, Jane
McMahon, Joel
Meeler, Joseph
Nicholson, William
Nystrom, Elsa
Okie, Tom
Parker, David
Pate, Alice
Patton, Randy
Perrin, Charles
Perrotta, Katherine
Piecuch, Jim
Pierce, Gerald
Price, William
Racel, Masako
Reesor, Victor
Reeve, Kay
Ronnenberg, Ryan
Rouse, Susan
Scott, Thomas
Scragg, Celia
Shealy, Howard
Slomovitz, Albert
Soiset, Roger
Soldatenko, Gabriel
Staaf, Christopher
Stewart, Patricia
Stricklen, Jean
Swain, Brian
Traille, Kay
Valenzuela, Pablo
Vaught, Seneca
Vickrey, Mark
Vlachos, Bernadette
Vladimirov, Katya
Voogt, Gerrit
Ward, Amy
Watson, Stephen
Way, Ivy
Way, Albert
Weksler, Hannah
Westlund, Rene
Whitehead, Andrew
Williams, Damien
Wills, Brian
Wynn, Charles
Zhang, Jiayan