Historian, university professor, administrator. Born– September 12, 1943, Birmingham. Married– 1975. Children– One. Education– A.B., Birmingham Southern College, 1965; M.A., University of Alabama, 1967; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1973. Employed as professor at Walker College, 1967-1968; University of Georgia, 1968-1973; Tidewater College, 1973-1974;  at University of Alabama at Birmingham beginning in 1974, chairman, Department of History; Dean of School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 1990-2007. Member– Southern Historical Association, American Historical Association.


The Directory of American Scholars, 1982.


The Chaplain’s Conflict: Good and Evil in a War Hospital, 1943-45.  Texas A & M University Press, 2012.

Hannis Taylor; the New Southerner as an American. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1978.

A New Day Coming; Alabama and the Problem of Change, 1877-1920. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1978.

New Lights in the Valley:  The Emergence of UAB.  University of Alabama Press, 2007.

The New South Faces the World; Foreign Affairs and the Southern Sense of Self, 1877-1950. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1988.