email
(205) 934-5634
Office Hours: M/W/F: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 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.

email
(205) 934-5634
Office Hours: M: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Heritage Hall 353
email
(205) 934-5634
Office Hours:
T/R: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. — please email instructor
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 served as an adjunct professor in the undergraduate program since 2012.

email
(205) 934-5634
Office Hours
: M/W: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — please email instructor
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.

email
(205) 934-5634
Office Hours: T/R: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Hall 353

Chris Perry earned his BA and MA in History at UAB, graduating with academic honors. His studies are concentrated on the “two Republics” the Roman Republic and the Early American Republic. He has also studied the history of religion and, most recently, has written several articles on 20th century American politics. Chris previously served as a Police Sergeant and instructed classes on Pressure Point Control Tactics, the tactical use of the expandable baton, and Sexual Harassment and Assault Rape Prevention for women. Prior to his MA he had semi-retired to care for his two children. In his spare time, Chris has documented his journey as an ex-cop, full-time dad, and history geek in his blog The Uber Dad Chronicles.

email
(205) 934-5634
Office Hours: M/W/F 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
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.

email
(205) 934-5634
Office Hours: W/F: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. and by appointment
Location: Heritage Hall 353