Staff

Project Director

Patrick A. Lewis, Ph.D.
patrick.lewis@ky.gov
Lewis is the Managing Editor of Scholarly Resources and Publications at the Kentucky Historical Society. As such, he is Editor of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society and Project Director of CWGK. A 2012 recipient of a Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky, Lewis joined CWGK in May 2012. Lewis is a specialist in Civil War-era Kentucky. He is the author of For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War (Kentucky, 2015) and of essays in Civil War History and the . Lewis is a seasoned public historian, having worked for the National Park Service at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. While at KHS, he helped develop the new KHS HistoryMobile Civil War exhibit. More information about Lewis’s work on slavery, politics, and Civil War Kentucky—along with some inside information about the CWGK project—can be heard in recent interviews on The Rogue Historian and Civil War Talk Radio.

Editorial Staff

Whitney R. Smith, M.A.
Assistant Editor
whitney.smith@ky.gov
A 2011 recipient of an M.A. in English from Indiana University–Indianapolis, Smith joined CWG-K in June 2012. She is a certified documentary editor, having earned her Scholarly Editing Certification from the University of Indiana–Indianapolis and graduating from the 2012 Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents. Before joining CWG-K, Smith was assistant editor for the Frederick Douglass Papers and served as research assistant for the Santayana Edition, both housed at the Institute for American Thought at IUPUI. Smith coordinates project editorial policy and digital publication through TEI-XML, FileMaker, Omeka, and Drupal systems.

Natalie C. Smith, MLitt
Editorial Assistant
natalie.smith@ky.gov
A 2017 recipient of a Master of Letters from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, Smith came to CWGK in 2018 from the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, where she was involved in civics educational outreach and gained archival experience working at the center’s Mitch McConnell and Elaine L. Chao Archives. Smith is an alum of the McConnell Scholars Program, the Kentucky Governors Scholars Program, and gained public history experience at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Former CWGK Staff

Anthony P. Curtis, M.A.
Curtis was a CWGK staff member from 2012 to 2018. A 2005 recipient of an M.A. in History (with honors) from Marshall University, he led research efforts for not only CWGK but also a variety of projects at KHS and has significant expertise in managing historical collections as well as database- and XML-driven online exhibitions.

Matthew C. Hulbert, Ph.D.
Hulbert was a CWGK staff member from 2015 to 2016. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. A 2015 recipient of a Ph.D. in History from the University of Georgia, Hulbert won the 2016 C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize given by the Southern Historical Association. Hulbert is the author of The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West (Georgia, 2016) He has co-edited a collection of essays, The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth (Kentucky, 2015), and has published essays in Civil War HistoryJournal of the Civil War Era, and Common-Place.