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Provost Lecture Series to feature history professor recently named journal editor

The new editor of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly will be the final speaker of the spring semester for the recently established Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University.

Dr. Kristofer Ray, assistant professor of history, will speak from 3-4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15 in the Morgan University Center, Room 306. The title of his presentation is Leadership and Sovereignty in the Revolutionary American West: The State of Franklin as Test Case.
The new editor of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly will be the final speaker of the spring semester for the recently established Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University.

Dr. Kristofer Ray, assistant professor of history, will speak from 3-4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15 in the Morgan University Center, Room 306. The title of his presentation is “Leadership and Sovereignty in the Revolutionary American West: The State of Franklin as Test Case.”

Earlier this year, Ray, who joined the APSU history department faculty in 2008, was named senior editor of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, the pre-eminent historical and scholarly journal in the state produced by the Tennessee Historical Society. The first issue of the journal under his leadership will be published this fall.

The Provost Lecture Series seeks to foster a spirit of intellectual and scholarly inquiry among faculty, staff and students. The new program will be used as a platform for APSU faculty members who are recent recipients of provost summer grants, who have been awarded faculty development leaves and who have engaged in recent scholarly inquiry during sabbatical leaves.

APSU faculty members with recent research of acclaim also will be given a platform within this series. In addition, other faculty members of local or widespread renown will be invited to lecture within this series.

For more information about the Provost Lecture Series, call Dr. Brian Johnson at (931) 221-7992 or e-mail him at johnsonb@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger