Dr. William P. Corbett of Tahlequah has been named by Gov. Brad Henry to the Historic Preservation Review Committee, according to a media release from the Oklahoma Historical Society.
Corbett is professor of History at Northeastern State University, a position he has held since 1988. His areas of special interest include state and local history and the history of the American Indian.
Corbett is an Oklahoma Humanities Scholar participating in Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma, adult reading and discussion programs sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council since 1983. Additionally, his scholarly work has been recognized through numerous awards, including the Muriel H. Wright Award for Excellence in the Preservation and Publication of Oklahoma History. His publication credits include books, journal articles, and encyclopedia entries.