Taylor Gentry Stoermer teaches public history as a lecturer in the Museum Studies (M.A.) program at Johns Hopkins. A historian, documentary filmmaker who specializes in digital storytelling (with his studio, Størmerlige Films), and public commentator on heritage issues, Dr. Stoermer has taught public history and history at Harvard University, the University of Virginia, and the College of William & Mary, and been a Fellow at Harvard, Brown University, Yale University, the Huntington Library, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. He also served as an adviser to the Walt Disney Companies and was the chief historian at Colonial Williamsburg, where he was responsible for the creation and content of interpretive programs, oversaw academic affairs, won an Emmy award in 2013 for best educational film, and authored Colonial Williamsburg: The Official Guide Guide (2014). Dr. Stoermer is an alumnus of Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and the University of Virginia, where he earned a Ph.D. in History, focusing on the American Revolution.
When not teaching at Hopkins, engaging in his own academic scholarship, or advising historic sites on heritage tourism strategies, Dr. Stoermer produces and directs documentary films, from features to shorts to micros. He is also an experienced equestrian, which he particularly enjoyed during his time as head coach and university adviser for the Harvard Equestrian Team. Dr. Stoermer and his family live in Providence, Rhode Island, which they use a base for traveling to heritage sites around the world, especially in his native Scandinavia.