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Antonio Thompson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

It’s one thing to talk about Civil War soldiers and the strategies they employed. It’s another to walk in the footsteps where these same soldiers fought and died.

“You gain a different understanding of things,” said Thompson, who recently took his class to the Fort Donelson National Battlefield. “When we discuss World War II, we can’t go to famous European sites, but we can visit an important battlefield in the Civil War that is right in our backyard.”



Jack Deibert, Ph.D.

Professor of Geology

Tracing the history of geologist Ferdinand Hayden means tracing the history of the American West. Through his book, “Tracks, Trails & Thieves,” Diebert recounts Hayden’s 1871 travels in Wyoming and the dinosaur fossil and tracks he discovered.

“Other historians who wrote about him didn’t understand how much he really accomplished,” Deibert said. “What began as somewhere between a hobby and an obsession for me has turned out to be what I hope could be the definitive tale of his exhibition for the next 100 years.”


Cassidy Graves smiling
Cassidy Rose Graves
Class of  2017
Cassidy at The Peay Read

 2013 - Honored as a Peay Read creative response winner

The Browning building were Pr and Marketing offices ate located

2014 - Began work as a Social Media Assistant in Austin Peay State University's PR & Marketing Office

Cassidy at her own birthday party

2015 - Named a top 10 finalist in the Knoxville Film Festival's 7-Day Shootout

Cassidy Graves at paint the campus red day

2015 - Worked as a Social Media & Video intern for Austin Peay State University's Office of Alumni Relations

Cassidy with a disney cap in her hand


2017 (outcome) - Landed a Social Media & Communications internship with the Walt Disney Company