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educator , historian

Melissa A. Walker, American historian, educator. Recipient Outstanding Advisor award Bryant College, 1991, Don Sahli award Tennessee Education Association, 1984; grantee Rockefeller Archives Center, 1994, Franklin Research grant American Philosophical Association, 2003, Southern Studies Research grant University North Carolina, 2003.


Walker, Melissa A. was born on September 13, 1962 in Maryville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Guy E. and Rachel E. (Lewellyn) Walker.


Bachelor in History, Maryville College, 1985. Master of Arts in History, Providence College, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Clark University, 1996.


Office manager, Maryville College, 1985-1986; director alumni relations, Maryville College, 1986-1987; associate director alumni relations, Bryant College, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 1987-1992; assistant director development research, Bryant College, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 1992-1996; assistant professor of history, Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina., since 1996. Adjunct Professor Community College of Rhode Island, Providence, 1995, Bryant College, 1996. Consultant Alumni Job Fair Consortium, Boston, 1992-1994.


  • Other Work

    • Author: All We Know Was to Farm, 2000, Southern Women at the Millenium, 2003, Country Women Cope With Herd Times, 2003. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Volunteer United Way, Providence, 1988, 90, Maryville, 1986. Member fundraising committee Rhode Island Women's Health Collective, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1995-1996. Member American History Association, Organisation American Historians, Southern History Association, Agricultural History Society, New England Development Research Association, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (conference sub-chair, speaker 1985-1992).


Married Charles S. Reback.

Guy E. Walker

Rachel E. (Lewellyn) Walker

Charles S. Reback.