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Dr. Hackett leads the department's Master's degree program in public history, and is the primary faculty member for that program. He also has extensive experience in the field of public history, and he has a special interest in museum exhibits. Dr. Hackett was responsible for the day-to-day management and development of historic sites as executive director of the Montgomery County (Ohio) Historical Society from 1992 to 2004. He also served as executive director of the Ross County (Ohio) Historical Society from 1987 to 1992 and curator of collections for the Olmstead County (Minnesota) Historical Society from 1985-87. More recently, he has written a book and developed an exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of St. Elizabeth Hospital. His students in his public history courses have helped to create exhibits for museums in New Richmond (OH), Cincinnati (OH), and Newport (KY), among others.
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Dr. Tenkotte is one of NKU’s most prolific scholars. He has authored/edited 14 books, contributed chapters and essays to 12 other books, and written hundreds of articles and book reviews for a wide range of publications, from academic journals to newspapers. His publications include a specialization in US History, American Urban History (particularly Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky), and topics in World and Asian History.
In addition, Dr. Tenkotte has been a contributor to 16 television documentaries, including his 2018 national PBS debut, Ten That Changed America: Engineering Marvels. Award-winning productions include Where the River Bends: A History of Northern Kentucky (Kentucky Educational Television), winner of 2 Regional Emmy Awards, and Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati (Cincinnati Educational Television, Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation and Voyageur Media Group), winner of a Regional Emmy Award, as well as the prestigious Public Education and Awareness Award of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, 2008.
Dr. Tenkotte just completed a digital textbook entitled The United States since 1865: Information Literacy and Critical Thinking (Great River Publishing, 2019). He is working on three more books, including Resilience and Renaissance: Newport, Kentucky, 1795-2020. He is also editor of the weekly “Our Rich History” column in the NKyTribune, an online publication of the non-profit Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism.