Tom Owen-Neighborhood Engagement Perspectives
Dr. Tom Owen is both a Community Engagement Associate and a Professor of Libraries at UofL. A trained American historian, Owen has been an Archivist at the University Archives and Records Center since 1975 where he has specialized in gathering and caring for documents on the history of the Louisville area. For some twenty years, Tom produced a weekly public radio series on Louisville topics called "Sidewalks." In addition, he has produced six one-hour DVDs on local neighborhood history in a series called "Tom Owen's Louisville." Through the years, he has written on history topics for area magazines and newspapers and served as the Associate Editor for "Neighborhoods" for the Encyclopedia of Louisville (2001).
Tom conducts walking tours of older neighborhoods of Louisville, bus tours of area historical sites, boat excursions on the Ohio River, and gives scintillating talks on a wide-range of Louisville history topics to civic, church and social groups. Dr. Owen's vigorous style of presentation is both educational and entertaining for audiences of any age.
Tom Owen holds a PhD from the University of Kentucky, a M.A. from the University of Louisville, a B.D. from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and a B.A. from Kentucky Wesleyan College. He has represented Louisville's Highlands neighborhood on the Louisville Metro Council and its predecessor fifteen of the last nineteen years.
Talks, Walks and Tours by Tom Owen
Signature Partnership Special Presentations by Tom Owen