Tamara Livingston

Dr. Tamara Livingston is the founder of Kennesaw State University's archival and records management program, which was established in 2004. Prior to coming to Kennesaw State, she held teaching and library/archive positions at Duke University, North Carolina State University, Washington University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Denver. In addition to her administrative work, Dr. Livingston teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Archival Studies at Kennesaw State University and Valdosta State University. She is also a Lecturer in Music.

Dr. Livingston's favorite activities outside of work include spending time with her family, reading, enjoying nature, and making music.

Fun Fact: Dr. Livingston has been known to sing and play Russian folk music, sometimes in public.


  • PhD, Ethnomusicology, University of Illinois
  • MLIS, University of Illinois
  • MA, Music History, University of Illinois

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Georgia Archivists
  • Society of American Archivists
  • ARMA


  • Certified Archivist

Campus Engagement

  • Chair, Administrators Council (2015-2016)
  • Chair, Archives Council, Atlanta Regional Council on Higher Education (ARCHE) (2015-2016)
  • Member, President's Strategic Thinking and Planning Committee (2015-2016)