Leadership and Team
Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA)
, provides heritage tourism, cultural resource management, historical research, and litigation support services for public and private clients throughout North America. Since 1974, HRA has been helping its clients understand the past to solve current problems and interpret local, regional, and national history.
Mr. Rob Wilson, CEO
Rob earned his B.S. in History at Vanderbilt University, his MBA at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Mr. Wilson is a former investment banker with over 20 years of experience. Formerly he headed Healthcare Corporate Finance at First Union and the Royal Bank of Canada. He has been involved in over $3billion of funding for a wide range of companies and directed the national venture capital marketing effort for healthcare funds at his prior investment banking firms. He served on the Advisory Boards of the Counsel for Entrepreneurial Development in the Research Triangle Park and the Royal Bank of Canada Life Science Fund. Mr. Wilson is also a Senior Project Director at the Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition.
Mr. Timothy Roberts, Founder and COO
Tim earned his B.A. in History and his M.A. in Historic Preservation from the University of West Florida. Mr. Roberts’ five years of research and experience include the uses of emerging technologies in historical research and interpretation, public interpretation of cultural material and historical sites, and heritage tourism. Prior to working on the TellusPoint™ project, Tim worked for West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. as a cultural resource and historic preservations specialist and as the site manager for the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site. Tim has also completed projects in conjunction with the History Channel, the Florida Department of State, the National Council on Public History and the National Park Service.
Dr. Jay Clune, Founder
Jay earned his B.S. at Nicholls State University, his M.A. at the University of Alabama, and his Ph.D. at Louisiana State University. Beginning in 1997, he served as coordinator of Historical Archaeology and Historic Preservation tracks in the Department of History and, most recently, as chair of the Department of History. Dr. Clune has published on the colonial history of Cuba and Pensacola and has supervised a multi-media project on St. Michael’s Cemetery in Pensacola. He is the project director of Project Past Cast.
Dr. Patrick Moore, Founder
Patrick earned his B.A. and M.A. from New Mexico State University and his Ph.D. at Arizona State University. His areas of specialization include Twentieth Century United States, Public, Cultural, Cold War, Urban, and Oral History. Dr. Moore has been instrumental in the creation of both graduate and undergraduate programs in Public History at UWF. Since his arrival in 1998, he has served as Director of the Public History program. Most recently, he has served as coordinator of College of Arts and Sciences and History programs in historic downtown Pensacola. Dr. Moore has supervised podcasts projects on Route 66 and African-American Community History and was named the 2007 Carnegie Professor of the Year for Florida.
Dr. David Dawson, Founder and CTO
Dave earned his B.A. at Florida Atlantic University, his M.A. from the University of Michigan, and an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of West Florida. He develops collaborative instructional design and development tools. Dr. Dawson has contributed to the creation of several performance-support tools, including one for which he is co-inventor in its patent, and another recently adopted University-wide for the development of web and mobile technology degree programs. He has published chapters in a number of books and journal articles on the theoretical foundations of reusable learning object technology for the development of teaching and learning. Research interests include instructional design support tools and reusable learning object instructional delivery systems. He also is interested in expert knowledge elicitation and documentation through database-driven web interfaces.
Mr. David Strohmaier, HRA Project Manager
David Strohmaier earned his B.A. from Seattle Pacific University, an M.A.R. from Yale University, and a M.S. from the University of Montana. Prior to joining Historical Research Associates, Inc., in 2003, Strohmaier worked for eighteen years in land management planning, operations, and policy with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service. His expertise includes environmental history, history of the American West, Section 106 review, historical-legal studies of natural resource use on Indian reservations, and local historic preservation (having served on the Missoula City Council from 2006-2013). His publications include The Seasons of Fire: Reflections on Fire in the West (2001), and Drift Smoke: Loss and Renewal in a Land of Fire (2005), both published by the University of Nevada Press. Strohmaier currently serves as HRA’s project manager for NextExitHistory™.
Dr. Emily Greenwald, HRA Vice President and History Division Manager
Dr. Emily Greenwald received her Ph.D. in History from Yale University. She is the author of Reconfiguring the Reservation: The Nez Perces, Jicarilla Apaches, and the 1887 Dawes Act (University of New Mexico Press, 2002), a history of the federal government’s attempt to privatize Indian land ownership. Greenwald joined HRA in 2002, after eight years in academia. At HRA, she consults with attorneys, tribes, and government clients, primarily in the areas of Native American history and environmental history. She has served as an expert witness in litigation involving treaty rights, reservation boundary issues, tribal membership, and Superfund sites. Greenwald serves as an advisor to NextExitHistory™.
Ms. Lynette Scriver-Colburn, HRA Research Historian
Lynette Scriver-Colburn earned her M.A. in United States and Public History from Washington State University. Prior to joining Historical Research Associates, Inc., in 2008, she worked for nine years at the USDA Forest Service, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana. Her expertise includes history of the American West, historical-legal studies of natural resource use on Indian reservations, and Section 106 review. Scriver-Colburn currently serves as HRA’s content coordinator for NextExitHistory™.
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