Dr. Kathryn Wall, Co-Director of Public History Pictured Above

Kathryn Wall joined the Jackson Center as a project manager and part of the oral history team in Summer 2019. A three-time graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and long-time associate of the Southern Oral History Program, her first contact with the Northside neighborhood was interviewing Edwin Caldwell, Sr. and Edwin Caldwell, Jr. in the 1990s. She is proud to serve this community and is thoroughly enjoying getting to know the warm and wonderful people who call it home. Kathryn holds a BA, MA, and Ph.D. in US history and is working on a certificate in documentary audio from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. When she is not at the Jackson Center, she enjoys creating audio documentaries, teaching history to local homeschooled tweens and teens, assistant-coaching the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics varsity softball team, puppeteering with Paperhand Puppet Intervention, and coaching the people of Durham in the fine art of axe throwing at Urban Axes. She lives in Orange County with her amazing teenage daughter, a charming basset hound, and three sweet rescued cats.