LD_1015_WEvans_0024 CroppedPrior to re-entering academe, Wyatt Evans served in the Peace Corps and as a Civil Affairs officer in the U.S. Army.  He currently directs the History & Culture graduate program at Drew University where he teaches history at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is a 2015/16 member of the Council of Independent Colleges’ Senior Leadership Academy and is very involved with developing digital scholarship and literacy initiatives at Drew.  His research areas include the Civil War and the use of historical memory in politics.  His first book, The Legend of John Wilkes Booth, won the 2005 OAH Avery O. Craven award and he is currently at work on a study of domestic security in the Civil War North.