Timothy R. Granger
Graduate Assistant
Office: Heritage Hall 353

Tyler M. Malugani
Graduate Assistant
Office: Heritage Hall 353

Christopher J. Perry
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Office: Heritage Hall 353

Melanie Daily

Administrative Associate
(205) 934-8701
Heritage Hall 360H

Alisa Dick

Office Services Specialist II
(205) 934-5634
Heritage Hall 360B

Mailing Address

1401 University Blvd.
HHB 360H
Birmingham, AL 35294-1152

(205) 975-8630

Extraordinary Scholarship

Publications. It is the focus the Department of History's purpose. The faculty has a wealth of experience in teaching and research, and we perform at extraordinary levels in service to the university and the wider community. We produce concerted and sustained scholarship, best seen in the books and articles that are our forte. We are proud to be both teaching history and writing it, and our efforts have been recognized through awards for scholarship and teaching as well as grants and fellowships that support new research.

The History faculty teach in areas that touch upon important issues in the nation and the world, the city and the state. We have concentrations in US History, European History, Ancient History, Japanese History, and Southern History. Faculty members proudly mentor both undergraduate and graduate students to engage in scholarly conferences and local community events. Our students have presented their research at regional and national conferences.

This close relationship between our determined faculty and our energetic students can be seen in department-sponsored student events and publications. Both groups invite speakers in to discuss their research or historical insights; both have shared awards and honors.

The History Department offers a fundamental opportunity to address the global world. We strive to give our students a clear understanding of a changing world and all its challenges. History is alive; it drives the present and the future.

Join us on the journey.

Jordan R. Bauer

Office Hours: T 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; and by appointment
Location: Heritage Hall 353
Dr. Bauer studies the social, political, environmental, and urban/suburban history of modern America. She has taught courses on race, gender, and class, US history, and western civilization. She received an MA in history from UAB and recently completed her PhD in history at the University of Houston.

Samuel (Yana) D. Davis

Office Hours: M/W/F 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Hall 353
Samuel D. "Yana" Davis received an MA in History from UAB in May 2012. He earned a BA in English from UAB in 1976 and was one of the first editors of Kaleidoscope in the early 1970s. Following a career in public relations, journalism, and arts radio at various NPR member stations, he returned to Birmingham in 2008 determined to pursue his longtime dream of teaching at the college level. He now works as a part-time instructor in History for UAB and for Jefferson State Community College, and is working on an expanded version of his MA thesis for possible publication by University of Alabama Press.

Staci S. Glover

Office Hours: T/TH 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Hall 360P

Beth Hunter

Office Hours: M/W 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Heritage Hall 353
Susan E. (Beth) Hunter is a Credentialed Course Instructor. A life-long Blazer, she received both her Bachelor and Masters degrees in History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Beth has serves as an adjunct professor in the undergraduate program since 2012.

Kaye C. Nail

Office Hours: T/TH 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Hall 353
Kaye Cochran Nail received her History BA and MA from UAB, graduating with academic distinction. Her research interests include Birmingham Jewish women, peace movements, conscientious objectors, Southern social reform, and the 1970s in America. As a credentialed course instructor, she teaches survey classes on US History, World History, and Western Civilization.

Linda H. Smith

Office Hours: M/W?F 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.; and by appointment
Location: Heritage Hall 353
Linda H. Smith received her Masters degree in History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1995, and has been teaching in the history department since 1996. She teaches both American history and Western Civilization survey courses.

Karen R. Utz

Office Hours: W 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Location: Heritage Hall 353
Karen Utz is the Curator and Historian of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham. She has served on various committees including the Southeastern Museum Conference, Society for the History of Technology, Alabama Museum Association, and the Alabama Humanities Foundation (Roads Scholar). Her publications include Work, Family, Faith: Women of the Twentieth Century South and Iron & Steel: A Guide to Birmingham Area Industrial Heritage Sites. Utz has served as an adjunct instructor since 1995.