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Conversation with Dr. Darin Waters, Deputy Secretary for Archives and History

Episode 63: N.C. Archives and History

Featuring Darin Waters

Student hosts Taj Hewitt, Jenny Aguilera, Valentin Hernandez Martinez and Damien Johnson II lead the conversation with Dr. Darin Waters, of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Special thanks to the Wake Tech Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council for partnering with us this semester.

Published on:Mar. 31, 2023

Episode Guest

Dr. Darin Waters

Dr. Darin Waters is deputy secretary of the Office of Archives and History in the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. He oversees the following divisions:

  • State History and Maritime Museums
  • State Historic Sites and Properties
  • Archives and Records
  • Historical Resources and Commissions
    • State Historic Preservation Office
    • Office of State Archaeology
    • Tryon Palace
  • Education and Outreach

He is also the secretary of the North Carolina Historical Commission and state historic preservation officer.

Originally from Asheville, Waters previously served an associate professor of history at UNC-Asheville and the executive director of UNC-Asheville's Office of Community Engagement. He has held other teaching, research and community engagement positions at UNC-Asheville, UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. He also has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission.

Episode Notes

This episode was streamed on March 16, 2023.