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Joshua Kitchens

Faculty Member

Office: (Off Campus) Georgia Archives Building
Archival Studies
College of Information and Mathematical Sciences


Joshua Kitchens is the Director of the Clayton State Archival Studies program. Josh teaches a variety of courses at Clayton State that cover archival topics including Digital Preservation, Law and Ethics, Appraisal, and various special topics courses. Currently, Josh is researching appraisal practices and representation/access of archival collections and public records. Josh previously served as an Archivists for Special Collections at the Georgia College Ina Dillard Russell Library. There he was responsible for digital collections, the library’s institutional repository known as the Knowledge Box and university archives. He holds a BA in history from Georgia College and an MA in Applied History from George Mason University, and a Masters of Archival Studies from Clayton State University. Joshua is currently working on a Ph.D. in public history at Georgia State University. Joshua is also a certified archivist and serves on the Examine Development Committee for the Academy of Certified Archivist.


MA, Applied History, Georgia Mason University, 2008

Other, Clayton State University, 2014


Joshua Kitchens, Law and Archives, Society of Georgia Archivist –  July 8 2016

Joshua Kitchens, Deborah Davis, International Archives Training in Belize, Society of Georgia Archivist Annual Meeting, Society of Georgia Archivist –  October 22 2015

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

University, Institutional Review Board, Chairperson –  August 2016 to Present

College, Graduate and Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Chairperson –  August 2015 to May 2018

Service to the Profession

Committee Member, Academy of Certified Archivist Test Committee, National –  September 2016 to Present

Service to the Community

Board Member, Friends of the Georgia Archives, State –  November 2015 to Present