National historic preservation chief visits ‘MTSU ...

National historic preservation chief visits ‘MTSU On the Record’

An MTSU alumnus who has become a national leader in preserving America’s heritage was the guest on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

David J. Brown

David J. Brown

Host Gina Logue’s interview with David J. Brown, executive vice president and chief preservation officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C., first aired Sept. 22 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and ). You can listen to their conversation here.

Natl Trust for Historic Preservation logoBrown earned his bachelor’s degree from MTSU’s Department of History in 1977. He also holds a master’s degree in planning from Georgia Tech.

He is in charge of the National Trust’s preservation efforts, including the construction of new historic site models, the advocacy of laws and policies that promote historic preservation and direct action to protect historic buildings and locations.

Our language, when we talk about preservation, often looks backwards,” said Brown, “but when we do it well, we’re always trying to shape communities and manage the change in communities so that we get the kind of communities we want, as opposed to the types of communities that we’re handed.”

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.