Dr. Cline is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Virginia Tech. He holds an M.A. in Public History from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where from 2008-2011 he was the Associate Director, and for a time the Acting Director, of the acclaimed Southern Oral History Program. Dr. Cline’s public history work has included museum exhibits, historical walking tours, contributions to radio and film documentaries, large-scale oral history projects with the Library of Congress and others, and a 2005 project to document the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Dr. Cline is the author of Creating Choice: A Community Responds to the Need for Abortion and Birth Control, 1961-1973 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), is co-editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s Studies in Oral History book series, and was a recipient of the National Council on Public History’s New Professional Award in 2004. During 2013, he served as a Lead Interviewer for the Civil Rights History Project, sponsored by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. He is currently writing about the African American experience during the Korean War, and is involved in a number of community-based public history projects in Blacksburg and the New River Valley. He teaches courses in public history, oral history, research methods, and the civil rights movement.
Dr. Winling is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Virginia Tech. He graduated with his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2010 and specializes in Urban History, Public History, Digital History and Twentieth Century U.S. History. His current research is on university growth and urban development in U.S. Cities.