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Libby O'Connell, Ph.D.

Libby O'Connell

Libby O’Connell was appointed Chief Historian, Senior Vice President, Corporate Outreach, AETN, in March 2005. Dr. O’Connell serves as historical adviser for HISTORY’s programming department. In addition, she spearheads all educational and community-based initiatives for AETN, including History’s Take A Veteran To School Day and the award-winning Save Our History, and A&E’s Intervention Town Hall Meetings, part of The Recovery Project.

Dr. O'Connell received her M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of Virginia.  She has taught history at Long Island University and has served as president of Raynham Hall Museum on Long Island.  Dr. O'Connell serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage; the Civil War Preservation Trust; and National History Day.  She is also on the Council of Scholar Advisors for George Washington's home, Mount Vernon.