Centre Staff

The Robb Centre is home to a team of researchers and historians from Park University in Parkville, Missouri. The Centre utilizes the assistance of Park University undergraduate and Park Hill School District (Kansas City, MO) students who are dedicated to preserving the memory of the Great War.

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Dr. Tim Westcott, Director

Dr. Timothy C. Westcott has over thirty years of experience in secondary and higher education.  He is currently Associate Professor of History, Park University Associate Archivist, Chair, Department of History, Political Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies, and Director of the George S. Robb Centre for the Study of the Great War.  He joined the faculty and staff at Park University in 1999 and has held numerous positions over the past twenty years. 

He is a veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps overseas and stateside with the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, Marine Corps Reserve Center in Omaha, Ne., and at the Marine Corps Reserve Support Center in Overland Park, Ks.  He was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6).  During his Marine Corps service, he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal twice, the Good Conduct Medal twice, Meritorious Mast twice, and Certificate of Commendation.  He was nationally recognized as the U.S. Marine Corps Reservist of the Year in 1986, and is a recipient of the Patriot Award, Department of Defense.

Dr. Westcott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Secondary Education from Avila University (Kansas City, MO); Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; and doctoral degree in History from the Union Institute and University (Cincinnati, OH).

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Ashlyn Weber, Associate Director

Ashlyn Weber is the George S. Robb Centre’s Associate Director, managing the biographical and genealogical research team as well as the descendant outreach within the Valor Medals Review Project. Ms. Weber has been a director of the Valor Medals Review Project since the beginning- starting with the establishment of the database of servicemembers applicable for investigation. Weber’s team is responsible for the coordination of information from each servicemember’s military personnel files, descendant materials, and primary evidence from public and private collections from around the country. 

Ms. Weber holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public History from Park University (Parkville, Missouri). 

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Joshua Weston, Senior Military Analyst

Joshua Weston is the George S. Robb Centre’s Senior Military Analyst, managing the military research team and authorship of each servicemember’s military engagement template. Mr. Weston has been a director of the Valor Medals Review Project since the beginning- instituting the practices essential to matching current-day Medal of Honor standards with information over a century old. Weston’s team is responsible for authoring the final report of action affiliated with each veteran’s Distinguished Service Cross-Navy Cross-Croix de Guerre citation through federal texts, after-action reports, and cartographic collections. 

Mr. Weston served as Military Police in the United States Army. 

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Dr. M. M. Weston, Pawject Manager

Dr. M. M. Weston is the George S. Robb Centre’s Pawject Manager. M. M. holds a bachelor of arts degree in Sustainability and Innovative Development of Knowledge from Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg, Russia); a master of arts degree in Philology from South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia), and doctoral degree in International Relations from St. Petersburg University (Saint Petersburg, Russia).

Dr. Weston oversees the day-to-day operations within the Robb Centre, and manages any wildlife around the property. He has been with the Robb Centre since 2021.

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Grace Wineinger, Research Associate

Grace Wineinger is a Research Associate under the Associate Director; involved primarily with genealogical research and servicemember organization, she has been a key player in locating descendants over the last several years. Grace graduated from Park Hill High School (Kansas City, MO) and the Park Hill Professional Studies Program.

Grace has been a member of the Centre Staff since 2019.

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Isabella Tasset, Research Associate

Isabella Tasset is a Research Associate under the Associate Director; involved primarily with article authorship and servicemember organization, she has played a major part in the digitization and indexing of personnel files over the last year. Isabella graduated from Park Hill South High School (Riverside, MO) and the Park Hill Professional Studies Program.

Isabella has been a member of Centre Staff since 2020.

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