Kathryn Gray-White

Dr. Kathryn L. Gray-White

Associate Professor of History

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Biography

On the academic level, Dr. Kathryn L. Gray-White is assistant professor of American colonial history at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga. Working with the School of Education and the School of Liberal Arts, she designed 2110-1011 courses for history education majors (Interdisciplinary History Content Methods 3050; History 3110; History 3265; and History 4250). Her expertise is in the areas of early American history, southern history, Georgia history, and education history. She is currently researching and writing a book on a parish school teacher. Sent to Carolina by the Church of England, the book will offer a review of the life of one missionary schoolmaster, Samuel Thomas (1702–1706), and his contributions to the first organized school in South Carolina history.

Gray-White has won several teaching awards during her career including the Faculty Development in Georgia Award for full-time study for a doctorate at the University of Georgia (2001 and 2002).

During the summer of 2013, she taught two GGC courses for the USG European Council. At the University College London, she not only taught but organized tours related to the study of American colonial history.

On the public level, Gray-White has served as contributing editor and writer for several Georgia magazines. Her latest non-academic publication is Atlanta’s Real Women. A book of inspiration for women, Gray-White relates the story of her childhood in North Georgia and her love of books. She often shares her research collection on Georgia’s lost communities with students and public organizations. Her articles and lectures on Georgia history include The 1918 Road Lab murder, the kingdom of Smithonia and the history of High Shoals. Additionally, Gray-White enjoys photography and has exhibited her photography and published many of her photographs in magazines. One of her art-photography exhibits include Stone Gods, photographs from Cortona, Italy (1997).

Education

  • Doctorate – education history – University of Georgia
  • Master’s – American history – University of Georgia
  • Bachelor’s – ABJ in journalism with minor in history – University of Georgia