Patrick Brown HeadshotDr. Tara Y. White '02 serves as history faculty member and former chair of Arts & Sciences at Wallace Community College Selma in Alabama. Her research areas include public history, Southern history, civil rights history, African American history, and women’s history. She also has professional experience in museums, historic sites and archives.

Since 1994, Dr. White has worked with a number of history museums and historic sites in various capacities. She has served on the staffs of Alabama State University, the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) and the Alabama Historical Commission, where she was the site director for the Alabama State Capitol and the Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station (now Freedom Rides Museum).

Dr. White is active in numerous professional associations. She has served as a panelist at numerous conferences and as a consultant, lecturer, and guest speaker for a variety of history organizations, museums, and universities.

Dr. White earned a Ph.D. in public history from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master of Arts degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY-Oneonta and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.