Dr. Maximilian Owre has been the faculty sponser of Traces since its inception. In this role, Dr. Owre generously provides feedback and guidance to staff and editors, helps to solicit undergraduate papers, and helps to maintain continuity in the journal over time.
A graduate of the University of Vermont, Dr. Owre obtained his PhD in modern European history from UNC-CH in 2008. He has been a lecturer in the History Department, teaching courses in European, world and colonial history, since 2007. Moreover, Dr. Owre became Associate Director of Carolina Public Humanities in 2010 and assumed the position of Executive Director in 2014, a position he still holds.