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Lori C. Walters

Lori C. Walters, Ph.D.

Dr. Walters is the director of the ChronoPoints laser scanning lab located at the Institute for Simulation & Training. She teaches a variety of history courses including Laser Scanning America's Past, US Space History, Viewing America in the 20th Century, History of the Future, Cold War Homefronts, and US History 1939-1960. 

Her research interests include the application of laser scanning, virtual and augmented reality to post World War II historical topics. Her local interests are the history of the space program here in Florida and the history of the City of Cocoa Beach. She is the recipient of support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, Microsoft, and State of Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation. Lori can never resist working on any project that addresses an aspect of Mid-Century architecture and design and is known to obsess about one amazing Mid-Century building, the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank.

Education

  • Ph.D. in United States History/ Public History from Florida State University (1998)

Research Interests

Digital Heritage (Laser Scanning & Virtual/Augmented Reality), Mid-Century Architecture, US Space History, Florida Space Coast, Cocoa Beach, Post World War II US Popular Culture

Recent Research Activities

Terrestrial Laser Scanning Mid-Century Structures

Augmented Reality - Microsoft HoloLens

Selected Publications

Articles/Essays

  • L.C. Walters & R.A. Michlowitz, "A Retrospective Perspective on the Digital Recreation of Mid-Century Subjects," Journal of Visual Ethnography, 2016, 5(2), 37-54.
  • L.C. Walters, C.E. Hughes, D. Hughes, “Revisiting the Future: Designing and Implementing a Large-Scale, Historically Conscious Virtual Environment,”  Games & Culture, December 2011, 6(6), 538-559.
  • “Beyond the Cape: An Examination of Cape Canaveral’s Influence on the City of Cocoa Beach, 1950-1963,” Florida Historical Quarterly, 87 (Fall: 2008), 235-257.
  • “The World Was There: A Photographic History of Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral,” Florida Historical Quarterly, 82 (Winter: 2003), 43-58.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • L.C Walters. "1964-65 New York World’s Fair and Future Technology: A Study of the Japan Pavilion," in Meet Me at the Fair: A World’s Fair Reader, ed. Celia Pearce et al. Carnegie Mellon University Press, Pittsburgh. 2014.

Awards

Selected Awards/Grants

  • University of Central Florida, Luminary Award
  • University of Central Florida, Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
  • National Science Foundation, Cyberlearning Grant
  • Florida Historical Society, Caroline P. Rossetter Award
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Humanities Advancement Grant
  • Microsoft HoloLens Award
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant (2)
  • National Science Foundation, Informal Science Education Grant
  • State of Florida, Division of Historical Resources Preservation Grant
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ American Society of Engineering Education Fellowship, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11041 AMH4270 Us History: 1939-1960 World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
20571 EUH4283 Cold War Homefronts World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92946 AMH4594H Honors Laser Scan Amera Past Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
51382 AMH4644 Viewing Amer His Twentieth Cen World Wide Web (W) C Unavailable
No Description Available
51084 HIS4323 History of the Future World Wide Web (W) C Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18112 AMH4270 Us History: 1939-1960 World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
20948 EUH4283 Cold War Homefronts World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
93072 AMH4594 Laser Scanning America's Past Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Unavailable
No Description Available

Updated: May 26, 2020