Dr. Bouknight recently joined Historical Research Associates as an Interpretive Specialist. She formerly served as the Curator at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and, prior to that, at the Museum Instructional Designer at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School. Before her work in Nashville, she served as a community educator and museum consultant for various museums, historic sites, and neighborhood history projects in the southeast. She received an MA in Public History and a Certificate in Museum Management from the University of South Carolina and a BA in Historic Preservation and Community Planning from the College of Charleston. She received a PhD in Public History from Middle Tennessee State University. Ashley recently served on the AASLH Awards Committee and the Program Committee.