The project is blessed to have many volunteers, with a wide range of skills and backgrounds.
The Principal Investigator(*) is Larry Roeder, MS. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the main contact email.
Anthony Arciero: PhD Candidate in Education, George Mason University. Deputy Head of the Project and member of the Board of Director of Diversity and Equality Fairs.
Patricia Dean: Helps explain the experience of former students at Conklin.
Delores Grigsby: Mrs. Grigsby is in charge of processing petitions written in the 19th and early 20th century by African-Americans.
David Prebich: Mr. Prebich is in charge of processing petitions written in the 19th and early 20th century by white citizens.
Gertrude Evans: member of the Black History Committee and conducts transcription projects aimed at identifying who studied and taught at “colored” schools.
Maddy Gold, Chief Cartographer, formerly with the B.L.M., Bureau of Land Management. Ms. Gold is developing an on-line map showing former schools and transportation routes.
Julie Goforth, manages our web presence and digital preservation efforts. Formerly employed by the Smithsonian, the Waterford Fair and Oatlands Plantation.
Sharon Knipmeyer, Loudoun School for the Gifted. Partners with the project on Ashburn Colored School and the treatment of gifted children.
Doug Miller: Vice President, AOL, Chairman of the Board, Oatlands Plantation and member of the Board of Directors, Diversity and Equality Fairs.
Kathy Reid: Manages research projects on libraries and the role of teachers in religion.
Hari Sharma: Professional accountant, Treasurer for Diversity and Equality Fairs, and member of the Board of Directors.
Dorothy Washington, member of the Black History Committee and conducts transcription projects aimed at identifying who studied and taught at “colored” schools.
(*) The phrase Principal Investigator is also often used as a synonym for “head of the laboratory” or “research group leader.”