Meet the Team

Andalusia Staff

Matthew S. Davis

Matthew S. Davis

Director of Historic Museums

Matt Davis serves as the Director of Historic Museums at Georgia College & State University which includes Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion, Andalusia: The Home of Flannery O’Connor, and The Sallie Ellis Davis House. His duties include oversight of the historic properties, coordinating administrative functions, research, curatorial work, educational programming, fundraising, and management of the Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board of Trustees, Milledgeville Chapter. Matt is a native of Kinston, NC and received his education at Georgia College & State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History in 2002 and a Master of Arts in History with a concentration in Public History in 2004. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgia College and Georgia Military College.

Matt is a member of several professional museum groups and boards. He was the founder and first chair of the Milledgeville Museum Association and was elected president of the Georgia Association of Museums in 2018. In 2019, he was elected to the governing council of the Southeastern Museums Conference and was elected by the membership as President in 2021.  Additionally, he is a member of the Historic House Committee for the American Association of State and Local History.   He is an accreditation and MAP reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums.   Davis is a 2016 graduate of the 21st Century Museum Leadership Institute, which was sponsored by the George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution and a 2022 graduate of the SEMC Leadership Institute.  He is a frequent guest speaker and presenter at museum conferences nationwide.

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Cassie Munnell

2628 North Columbia St. Box 092

Cassie Munnell serves as the Curator for Andalusia the Home of Flannery O'Connor. She is originally from Marietta, GA. She graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in History with a minor in English Literature from Agnes Scott College in 2018. She graduated with her Masters in Museum Science and Heritage Management with a focus in Museum Science from Texas Tech University in 2020. She has previously interned at the Root House Museum and Gardens and George Ranch Historical Park, as well as having been employed by the Dallas Museum of Art and Dallas Heritage Village. 

Graduate Assistants:

Ambria Persaud

Andalusia Graduate Assistant

Anna Geeza

Historic Museums Museum Store Graduate Assistant

Museum Student Docents:

Suzanna Parker

Sydney Harris

Basil Cooper

Kiley Fry

Gift Store Clerks:

Claudia Hawkins

Autumn Wilson

Grace Jones

Abby Helgesen