Board of Directors

George Collins

George “retired” in 2010 after ten years as the director of the department of Museum Studies and Program at Tusculum College (University). He has over 45 years of experience in non-profit museum management, program development, and exhibit development having worked at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, New York State Historical Association, and Genesee Country Village and Museum. He received his BA in History/Education from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his MA in History Museum Management from Cooperstown Graduate Program – State University of New York.

In addition to serving the Andrew Johnson Heritage Association, he is working with the Mount Bethel Cemetery Association and the Magnavox Historical Preservation Association and has done volunteer work at the Greeneville-Greene County History Museum.

In his spare time he enjoys camping, model building, and has a chair caning business. He is married to Amy who is the retired director of the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University. George has three children and seven grandchildren.

Joyce Doughty

Prior to her retirement Joyce served as the director of the Center for Civic Advancement at Tusculum. Following her retirement she continues to work with non-profits serving as an officer and member of the boards of Rural Resources, the Greeneville Exchange Club, George Clem Multicultural Association and the Community Economic Development Network of East Tennessee. She obtained her BA from Chatham University and a MA in Adult Education from Tusculum College. Joyce currently lives in Johnson City, TN where she was elected a board member of the Home Owner’s Association and serves on the Library Committee. She is an avid reader and enjoys playing cards, traveling, and spoiling her cats.

Caleb Julian

Caleb is one of seven children, a native of the county, and lives in Mohawk, TN. He is a Management Associate/Lender with Andrew Johnson Bank, receiving his AA from Walters State Community College and his BA from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. U.S. history was his favorite subject in school, and many historic facts and destinations still spark his interest just as much today. Caleb is the treasurer of the Association.

Bill Onkst

Bill is a native of London, Kentucky, coming to Greeneville in 1981.  He is co-founder of and a principal in Azimuth Engineering, Inc. in Greeneville, a civil engineering firm since 1989.  Bill is active in community projects being Past President of the Greeneville Exchange Club, a member of the Greeneville Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, and West Point Parents Club of East Tennessee. He and his wife, Carol, have two sons.

Don Sexton

Dr. Donal Sexton is Professor Emeritus of Tusculum University with a BA and MA in history from Michigan State University. While at Tusculum he served as division and department chair. His PhD is in Modern American History from the University of Tennessee. He formerly served as adjunct professor in history at Walters State Community College. Don serves as the Association’s secretary.

Jeanne Stokes

Jeanne serves as the director of the TRIO Program at Tusculum University having been at TU since 1989. She is responsible for five U.S. Department of Education grants that serve area middle school and high school students. The goal of the program is to help students’ complete high school, enter, and graduate from college.

David Hawk 

Carolyn Gregg