Emily is currently enrolled in the Master of Professional Studies Cultural and Heritage Resource Management program. She earned her B.A. in History and Anthropology and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Mississippi. Her thesis examined Chickasaw leadership patterns and changes during the early 19ths century. She began working for the National Park Service in 2015 at the Natchez Trace Parkway, then Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Texas, and currently Grand Tetons National Park as a cultural resource specialist. Her work is focused in interpretation as well as a variety of cultural resource disciplines including museum, archives, archaeology, history, 106 compliance, and historic preservation. She also works for the Western Center for Historic Preservation training center located in Moose, WY. Her educational focus is uncovering best management practices for cultural and heritage resources while planning for current and future social, financial, and environmental challenges.


Smithey, Emily
esmithey [at] umd.edu