- Category: Archivist Blog
Today we continue our series on staff introductions with Derek Webb, the University Archivist. Derek comes to us from Lubbock, Texas via South Bend, Indiana. He has a bachelor's in history from Texas Tech University and a master's in library science from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He lives in Columbus with his wife, Dr. Amber Handy, an assistant professor of history at The W, and their two cats. He has been employed full-time at the archives since January 2013.
Derek oversees the day-to-day functions of the archives and supervises the rest of the staff. He is also in charge of appraising and accessioning incoming collections, drafting archival policy, and teaching the Archives Management course for the Public History concentration every fall. In addition, he currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Society of Mississippi Archivists.