On June 16, 2014, Jessica Roseberry joined the BUIOH staff in the position of university researcher. She gathers background research and creates interview projects to document Baylor history since 1990. Jessica is a graduate of Wheaton College (BA, literature), and of Baylor University, (MA, American Studies). During her graduate studies at Baylor, she was a BUIOH graduate assistant, and for her thesis, she conducted original research and interviews in and around Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains. Jessica has been an active participant of the Oral History Association as a presenter, panelist, and committee member.
For almost a decade, Jessica served as the oral history program coordinator at the Duke Medical Center Archives. The outcomes of her research and interviews contributed to a scholarly book on the history of medicine at Duke and to online exhibits related to the history of the medical center. She created a popular historical speaker series in this role and also provided significant research assistance to archives patrons. Most recently, she has recently completed an intensive oral history project, Shiloh Voices, documenting the history of a longstanding nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City.