Charles F. Bryan Jr., Ph.D.

NMAH Board Alumnus; Independent Consultant

Dr. Bryan is President and CEO of the Virginia Historical Society.  He currently serves as president of the Independent Research Libraries Association, was past president of the American Association for State and Local History, is a corresponding member of the Academia de Historia de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia, and is a Paul Harris Fellow.  He is a frequent consultant and speaker at museums and historical societies throughout the United States.  Dr. Bryan has held appointments as adjunct associate professor of history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the University of Tennessee, has served as a visiting lecturer in the public history program at Arizona State University and has published several articles, essays and reviews, with emphasis on the American Civil War and on the management of history museums.  Dr. Bryan was assistant editor of the University of Tennessee project to edit Andrew Jackson's correspondence during the War of 1812.  He was Executive Director of the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville and Executive Director of the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association.  Dr. Bryan resides in Richmond, VA.