Author Archives: Debbie Doyle

About Debbie Doyle

Debbie Ann Doyle is the AHA’s coordinator of committees and meetings.

She works closely with the Program Committee and the Local Arrangements Committee. She often uses the blog to highlight events at the annual meeting and demystify the process of organizing the meeting and developing the program.

Debbie also writes about professional issues, based on her work with AHA committees exploring a range of issues across the discipline. She works with the Research Division, the Professional Division, the Committee on Women Historians, the Committee on Minority Historians, the Graduate and Early Career Committee, the Advisory Committee on Disability, and the LGBTQ Historians Task Force. She has also staffed task forces on public history and two-year and community college faculty. She is responsible for public history matters and often writes about issues in the field.

Debbie also posts occasionally to alert members of upcoming opportunities to apply for the Association’s book prizes, fellowships, and awards.

Debbie received her PhD in American history from American University in August 2003, a master’s degree from American University in 1993, and her BA in history from Clark University in 1990. Her dissertation explored the history of tourism and mass culture in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Her research interests include urban history, the history of tourism, gender history, and public history.

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The Tenure Clock and the Biological Clock?

In 2010, the AHA’s Committee on Women Historians conducted a survey on academic career paths in history, contacting all associate and full professors in the 2010–11 Directory of History Departments.