Project Director

Patrick A. Lewis, Ph.D.
A 2012 recipient of a Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky, Lewis joined CWG-K 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 Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. 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. To hear more about Lewis’s work on slavery, politics, and Civil War Kentucky—along with some inside information about the CWG-K project—listen to his recent interviews on Civil War Talk Radio, WEKU’s “Eastern Standard,” and “Office Hours.”

Editorial Staff

Anthony P. Curtis, M.A.
A 2005 recipient of an M.A. in History (with honors) from Marshall University, Curtis joined CWG-K in January 2012. He led research efforts for a variety of projects at KHS and has significant expertise in managing historical collections as well as database- and XML-driven online exhibitions. He is responsible for coordinating all aspects of document control and image capture and coordinates the project’s volunteers and interns. As a co-facilitator of the KHS Technology Process Team, Curtis is actively involved in assessing the current state of KHS digital infrastructure and developing a long-term technology strategic plan. He is a 2014 graduate of the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents and currently serves on the Liaison and Nominating Committees of the Association for Documentary Editing.

Whitney R. Smith, M.A.
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Certification from the University of Indiana–Indianapolis and graduating from the 2012 Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents.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.