The Editorial Board of the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review consists of a dedicated staff of Virginia Tech History Department faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The Board of Editors are selected annually for a one year term. Interested applicants are encouraged contact the managing editor for information on editor openings and our selection process.
Robert P. Stephens is an Associate Professor of History at Virginia Tech and Principal of the Honors Residential College. He is the author of Germans on Drugs: The Complications of Modernization in Hamburg (University of Michigan Press, 2007) as well as co-author of the NEH-funded Digital History Reader (www.dhr.history.vt.edu). He is currently working on a book on the history of drug addiction in film.
Heather Lennon is a second year History Masters student from Mathews, Virginia. She received a B.A. from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia where she majored in both History and Political Science. Heather's research interests primarily reach from the late colonial period to the early New Republic in American history. Within this period, she is specifically interested in social and cultural history.
Erica Aiken is a first year History M.A. student from Tazewell, Virginia. She graduated with a B.A. in Social Sciences from Bluefield State College in 2012. Her current research interests are childhood and play in Early America. Erica hopes to continue her graduate education by seeking a Ph.D. after her time at Virginia Tech.
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Victoria Heath is a junior double majoring in History and Political Science (Pre-Law). She moved quite regularly growing up, but her home is and will always be Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. She lived in Saudi for a total of seven years and in Dhahran for four. There she gained priceless knowledge, experiences, and tolerance, and she fell in love with culture, history, and humanity. Her research interests come out of her experiences abroad. The Middle East and North East Africa are where her passions lie. She wants to use the study of history, in the Middle East particularly, to help our present and create a better future.
Tyler is a junior in the History Department. He is part of the intermural paintball team.
Andrea Ledesma is a junior history major with a minor in political science.
In addition to her work with the VTUHR, she also enjoys her work as a design
editor for Philologia, the undergraduate research journal for the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Collegiate Times, the student-run
newspaper for Virginia Tech. After graduation, Andrea hopes to pursue a
career in public history.
Bilig is a senior history major. He is a member of Phi Alpha Theta and is active with Teach for America.
Katie is a senior history major. She is also active in Phi Alpha Theta.
Waheed Sheriff is a senior history major. He is from a small town on the outskirts of Northern Virginia called Warrenton. He enjoys movies, reading, and history. His research interests include late 20th century American cultural history, modern African history, and late 20th century American social history.