Steven Knapp

Steven Knapp

Steven Knapp


My current research concerns fraternalism during the Colonial and Revolutionary periods


Catawba College, Salisbury NC. B.A, History, August 2010- December 2013 (Received diploma, May 2014)

East Tennessee State University. M.A, American History. January 2014-May, 2016.

Mississippi State University. PhD Student, January 2017-Present.

Research Interests

Appalachian History Prior to 1940, Southern History, Western European History, Scottish/Irish History, North Carolina History.


Knapp, Steven, Meeting on the Level, Parting on the Square: A History of Asheville’s Masonic Lodges, Western North Carolina Historical Association, July/August 2010. P.3.
Knapp, Steven, Loyalism in the Carolinas During the American Revolution, Ohio Valley History Conference, Austin-Peay University. October 17-18, 2014
Knapp, Steven, Freemasonry During the Civil War, Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference. February 2015
Knapp, Steven, The Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, Appalachian Student Research Forum. April 8. 2015
Knapp, Steven, A Short History of Anti-Masonry. Ohio Valley History Conference. East Kentucky University. October 1-3, 2015.
Knapp, Steven, Women in the 1929 Textile Strikes in Elizabethton, Tennessee and Gastonia, North Carolina. East Tennessee State University. May, 2016. (Master’s Thesis)

Honors & Awards

Jarrell First Family Scholarship, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC, 2010-2013
Tuition Scholar. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 2013-2016
First Place, Oral Presentations, Arts & Humanities. Appalachian Student Research Forum. April 8, 2015. The Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge.

Research Experience

Intern, Smith-McDowell House Museum, Asheville NC, 2008-2010
Intern, Vance Birthplace State Historic Site, Weaverville NC, 2010-2013
Research Assistant to Dr. Daryl Carter, East Tennessee State University, January 2014- May 2014.
Teaching Assistant to Dr. Steve Nash, East Tennessee State University, August 2014-May 2015.
Teaching Assistant to Melanie Storie, East Tennessee State University, August 2015- May 2016.
Seasonal Interpretive Ranger, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Elizabethton, TN. May 2016-August 2016.

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