• Elliott Professor of History

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Ph.D. Florida State University, 1998;
M.A. Florida State University, 1992;
B.A. Florida State University, 1987.

Teaching Interests

African American History
Modern America
Caribbean History

Committee Assignments & Service to the College

Admissions Committee (2012-2014)
Department Chair (2009-2012) 
Intercultural Affairs (2001-2004)
Gender Issues (2000-2002)
Athletic Committee (1999-2002)

Recent Publications

2013: Black Women in Virginia During the Civil Rights Era. Forthcoming in Southern Black Women in the Civil Rights Era (1954-1974): A State By State Study, ed. by Bruce Glasrud and Merlene Pitre, Texas A&M University Press.

2010: Perspectives in American Social History: The Cold War and McCarthy Eras, ed. by C. Emmons. Los Angeles: ABC-Clio.

2008:  A State Divided: The Struggle to Implement the Brown Decision in Florida, 1954-1970. Forthcoming in Implementing Brown v. Board of Education: School Desegregation in Selected States, 1954--, ed. by Brian Daugherity and Charles Bolton, University of Arkansas Press.

2003: "Not a Single Battle But Rather a Real War:" The NAACP and the Fight to Equalize Teachers' Pay in Florida. Scheduled for Spring issue of Florida Historical Quarterly.

2003: "A Bland, Scholarly, Teetotalling Sort of Man:" Harry T. Moore and the Origins of the Civil Rights Struggle in Florida. Time Longer than Rope: A Century of African American Activism, ed. by Charles Payne and Adam Green (New York: NYU Press, 2003)

Honors & Awards

2002/2003 Fulbright Lecturer in Bratislava, Slovakia


Spouse: Tommy Hamilton
Children: Zoe