The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to host Dr. Brad Bays of Oklahoma State University for “Signs of Ethnicity and Adaptation in Oklahoma Barns,” the fourth in its 2022 Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma webinar series. Webinars will be limited to the first 100 registrants. For more information, contact the SHPO office at 405-521-6249.
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    Dr. Brad Bays
    Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University
    Born in Ponca City and raised in Stillwater, Brad Bays is a geographer at Oklahoma State University. He was introduced to preservation at OSU in 1989. After receiving his Bachelor’s in geography (history minor), his very first job was to work as a surveyor on an OSU/SHPO project to locate old mineshafts and other coal mining-related historic resources in Pittsburg County. He earned an M.S. in 1991 at the University of Tennessee, and he went on to earn a Ph.D. in historical geography at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 1995 he joined the faculty at OSU, where he began conducting surveys for the SHPO, including its statewide surveys of historic barns.