John Sprinkle, Jr.

Bureau Historian, National Park Service

After working as a private sector historic preservation consultant for a decade, John Sprinkle has served as a historian for the National Park Service since 1989.  He holds a doctorate in American history and a master’s degree in historical archaeology from the College of William and Mary.  Dr. Sprinkle is the author of: Crafting the Preservation Criteria: The Origins of the National Register of Historic Places.  He serves on the City of Alexandria, Virginia’s Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission and has taught historic preservation courses at a variety of institutions.


PhD American History - College of William and Mary
MA Historical Archaeology - College of William and Mary