Taylor Gentry Stoermer teaches public history as a lecturer in the Museum Studies (M.A.) program at Johns Hopkins. He is also the Film and Digital Media Editor of The Public Historian, as well as a filmmaker with his own studio, Størmerlige Productions LLC. Dr. Stoermer is an alumnus of Harvard University, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Virginia, where he earned a Ph.D. in History in 2010, specializing in the American Revolution. He began his career in public history as a historian at Colonial Williamsburg, where he was first responsible for digital history, then assumed oversight of the content of interpretive and media programs, and academic affairs, and was CW’s primary spokesperson on history-related issues. Dr. Stoermer was part of the production team that won an Emmy award in 2013 for “The Global Economy” and authored *Colonial Williamsburg: The Official Guide* (2014). In 2015, Dr. Stoermer became a Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Fellow at Harvard University, helping to create the “Colonial North America” digital history project, and taught public history as an instructor. He returned to Hopkins in 2017 as an adjunct member of the Museum Studies faculty, while serving as an adviser for history content for C-SPAN and the Walt Disney Companies.
In addition to Harvard and Hopkins, Dr. Stoermer has taught public history and history at the University of Virginia, the College of William & Mary, and Roger Williams University, has been a Fellow at Brown University, Yale University, the Huntington Library, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and spent a summer as a member of the archaeology crew at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. When not teaching at Hopkins, Dr. Stoermer is currently writing *Public History: A Field Guide* for Rowman & Littlefield and producing “The Good Americans”, a documentary series about loyalists in the American Revolution. The son of a career officer in the U.S. Navy, he is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a native of Baltimore, Maryland.