Heritage Hall 360M
Research and Teaching Interests: American History, 1815-1877–including antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction–and Southern women
Office Hours: M/W/F 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; and by appointment
- BA, Agnes Scott College, 1972
- MA, Emory University, 1975
- PhD, Emory University, 1976
In her more than thirty years at UAB (since 1978), Dr. Doss has specialized in United States History–Middle Period (1815-1877). Her research focuses on American history and in particular Southern history. Her book Cotton City: Urban Development in Antebellum Mobile (University of Alabama Press, 1985) was reprinted in 2001 with a new Preface by the author.
Dr. Doss was awarded UAB's President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Alabama Association of Historians' John F. Ramsey Award of Merit "in recognition of superior, significant, and sustained contributions to the teaching and study of history in the state of Alabama."
Her research has been supported by grants from the American Association for State and Local History, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research has been awarded the Milo B. Howard Jr. Award from the Alabama Historical Association and Elizabeth Gould Research Award from the Mobile Historic Development Commission.
- American Civil War
- American Civil War Seminar
- Southern Women: Image in Film
- Antebellum South
- Historians' Craft
- Historical Research and Writing Seminar
- Cotton City: Urban Development in Antebellum Mobile (University of Alabama Press, 1985; repr. 2001 with a new Preface by the author).
- "Every Man Should Consider His Own Conscience: Black and White Alabamians' Reactions to Lincoln's Assassination" in The Yellowhammer War: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama, ed. Kenneth Noe (University of Alabama Press, 2013).
- "Cotton City, 1813-1860," in Mobile: The New History of Alabama's First City, ed. Michael V. R. Thomason (University of Alabama Press, 2001).
- President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UAB
- John F. Ramsey Award of Merit "in recognition of superior, significant, and sustained contributions to the teaching and study of history in the state of Alabama," Alabama Association of Historians.
- Milo B. Howard Jr. Award, Alabama Historical Association
- Elizabeth Gould Research Award, Mobile Historic Development Commission.
- Southern Historical Association
- Alabama Historical Association (past president)
- Alabama Association of Historians (past president)
- Historic Mobile Preservation Society
- Southern Association of Women Historians
- Phi Alpha Theta