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educator , historian

Richard Douglas Betterly, American historian, educator. Certified social studies education instructional II Secretary of Education, Commonwealth Pennsylvania, 1983. Jennings Scholar, Middle Tennessee State University, 1989-1990.

Background

Betterly, Richard Douglas was born on June 1, 1957 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Richard Lee and Jacqueline Mary Betterly.

Education

Bachelor, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, 1979. Master of Arts, Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, 1991.

Career

Professor Savannah College, Georgia, 1991—1992, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, 1992—1995, Misericordia University, Dallas, since 2004. Director Davenport Museum, Savannah, 1996—1998. Cultural resources management consultant McCormick, Taylor & Associates, Philadelphia, 1998—2003.

Production advisor American's Castles Arts & Entertainment Network, New York City, 1997. History preservation consulting Betterly Consulting, Hazleton, since 2003.

Achievements

  • Certified social studies education instructional II Secretary of Education, Commonwealth Pennsylvania, 1983.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor Encyclopedia of Tennessee History and Culture. Author: (book) Historic Cemeteries as Material Culture Resources. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Custer Battlefield National Monument Advisory Board, Hardin, Montana, 1984—1990, National Council on Preservation Education, 1991—1995, Savannah Museums Association, 1996—1998, Old North Concord Cemetery Preservation Association, New Hampshire, 2002—2005. Member of Phi Alpha Theta (president local chapter 1989-1990), Alpha Tau Omega (steward 1977-1978).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sculpting, photography, antiques.

Connections

father:
Richard Lee

mother:
Jacqueline Mary Betterly