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Charles Westmoreland

Social Science

Chair Social Sciences and History and Associate Professor of History


  • Ph.D., University of Mississippi (2008)
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2000)
  • B.S., Ferrum College (1998)

Areas of Expertise

  • The American South
  • Post-1945 United States
  • Religion in U.S. History
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Sports in U.S. History

Research Interests

  • The Role of Prayer in Southern Public Life and Politics
  • School Prayer
  • Religion and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Sports and Modern Southern Culture

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

  • United States History to 1865
  • United States History, 1865-Present
  • Historiography and the Philosophy of History
  • Mississippi History
  • African American History
  • Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
  • U.S. History, 1877-1917
  • The U.S. since 1945
  • Sports in American Culture and Society
  • The New South, 1865-Present
  • Religion in American History
  • The U.S in the 1960s

Graduate Courses:

  • Seminar in United States History, 1945-Present
  • Seminar in the History and Culture of the Mississippi
  • Seminar in the History of Jim Crow and Race in America