November 19th, 2020
1PM on Zoom
Do you know people with stories to tell? Could sharing oral histories could add important lessons and experiences to your historic site? Learn about creating oral histories with PNJ Education Committee Member and President of the organization Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Melissa Ziobro is the Specialist Professor of Public History and the primary point of contact for the public history minor. Her service to the University includes administration of the Monmouth Memories Oral History Program and the Department’s social media and newsletter. She serves as the campus coordinator for the National History Day program, and the faculty advisor for the History and Anthropology Club.
Melissa currently serves as the President of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region and as the editor for New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, a joint venture of the NJ Historical Commission, Rutgers University Libraries, and Monmouth University. She works regularly with public history organizations such as the Ocean County Historical Society, NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation, Preservation NJ, InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum, Monmouth County Park System, Monmouth County Historical Association, Monmouth County Historical Commission, Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage, National Guard Militia Museum of NJ, and more.
She worked as a command historian at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, NJ from 2004-2011.