Dwight T. Pitcaithley is a College Professor of History at New Mexico State University. He retired from the National Park Service in 2005 as Chief Historian, a position he held for ten years. He is the author of The U.S. Constitution and Secession: A Documentary Anthology of Slavery and White Supremacy (2018) and a coeditor of The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation (2006). He has contributed chapters to Becoming Historians (2009), Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory (2006), Preserving Western History (2005), Public History and the Environment (2004), Myth, Memory, and the Making of the American Landscape (2001), and Seeing and Being Seen: Tourism in the American West (2001). A recipient of the OAH Distinguished Service Award, he also is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society and a recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of North Carolina.