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Board of Directors

The Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation is overseen by a 24-member board which meets semiannually.

President: Dr. Daryl Black

Chair: Emried Cole

Vice Chair: John Spangler

Treasurer: Buff Carlson

Secretary of the Board: Annette Bethke


Deb Adamik

Bruce S. Albright

Robert Berk

Gerald Christianson

Emried D. Cole

Paul F. Dende

Judith Garber

Carl H. Greenawald

Ronald L. Hankey

Bradley R. Hoch

Peter A. Knudsen

David LaCook

John A. Latschar

Frank J. Leber

Mary Anne Morefield

Denis Onieal

David Russell

David D. Schairer

Scott Schul

John R. Spangler

L. Baird Tipson

Courtney B. Wilson

Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin

Seminary Ridge Museum

Dr. Daryl Black
President of the Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation
E-mail Daryl by using the form on our Contact Us page

​Dr. Black received his Ph.D. in American Cultural History from the University of California, Irvine in 2001. A life-long student of the Civil War, he has taught at the university level and worked in museum settings for over 20 years. His scholarly interests range from the study of memory, race and religion in the United States to the new military history of the Civil War. He is currently working on a religious history of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia that situates the Civil War era as a major religious watershed in the southern United States. Taking a long view, the study stretches from the early 19th century through the early debates over fundamentalism in the early 20th century. He is also working on an essay for the Cambridge History of the American Civil War titled “Our Victory Here Has Been Complete”: The War in Tennessee: 1863 ed. Aaron S. Dean (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Past essays include, “Relics of Reunion: Souvenirs and Memory at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, 1889-1895” in Popular Culture and the American Civil War: Memory and Meaning ed. Lawrence A. Kreiser, Randal Allred (University Press of Kentucky, 2014)’ “’Of Course we claim to be Americans: Revolution, Memory and Race in Up-Country Georgia Baptist Churches, 1772-1849” in Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War  ed. Clare Courbold, Michael McDonnell, and Fitzhugh Brundage (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013); and “’The Excitement of High and Holy Affections:’ Baptist Revival and Cultural Creation in the Upper-Piedmont Georgia Cotton Belt, 1800-1828,” Georgia Historical Quarterly (Fall 2003)



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