Ph.D., US History/Public History, Florida State Univ.
Dr. Walters is a Research Assistant Professor with the Institute for Simulation and Training and Department of History at the University of Central Florida. Her research interest is Virtual Heritage – a multi-disciplinary approach examining history and utilizing the latest digital technology to explore the past. Her current primary research project is ChronoPoints: Scanning Historic Sites. ChronoPoints digitally documents historically significant structures through the application of 3D terrestrial laser scanning. Sites/artifacts scanned include: the TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, Cocoa Beach Glass Bank, New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows Park, Mercury Mission Control, and the Saturn V at the Kennedy Space Center. Past projects include ChronoLeap, Shadows of Canaveral and The Zeppelin Menace. Dr. Walters teaches courses addressing post World War II America, history through film, history of the future and digital history.