Michael Wakeford

Michael Wakeford
Location: 
Winston-Salem

Dr. Mike Wakeford is a historian and Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts at UNC School of the Arts, where he teaches courses in United States cultural and intellectual history, with particular interests in the histories of the arts in American life, urban history, and public history. Currently, Wakeford also serves as interim executive director at MUSE Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem's local history museum dedicated to leveraging civic dialogue around engagement with the city's past, present, and future. Wakeford attended UNC Chapel Hill as an undergraduate and earned his PhD in History at the University of Chicago. In addition to his work at MUSE Winston-Salem, he also serves on the board of directors at Winston-Salem's children's museum and science center, Kaleideum.