In 2016, Brenda will graduate from Emory University with a PhD in History & Culture. Recently, Tindal was appointed Staff Historian at Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte. In this role, she is charged with conducting research, planning and curating major exhibits that place the city and region into historical context, developing and delivering educational programs, supporting communications, media, and community relations efforts, and serving on the Museum’s senior management team. Prior to her appointment at Levine Museum of the New South, Tindal was a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of History and Honors College at UNCC. Tindal has been the recipient of numerous awards, professional appointments and citations including Interim Coordinator for 2015 UNCF-Mellon International Faculty Seminar in Nantes, France, 2012-2013 Dean Bobby Paul Mentor & Teaching Excellence Award, and the 2011-2012 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Fellowship at Princeton University.