Department of History

Pamela Sterne King's career has been on a dual track: one path in academia, and the other in historic preservation and public history.


She worked full-time as the first historic preservationist for the City of Birmingham and as a private consultant in the field while teaching history. Later she became full-time faculty and Director of Undergraduate Programs for the History Department, while remaining active in the fields of historic preservation and public history. King is an expert in downtown Birmingham and its many historic neighborhoods, and her teaching blends ivory-tower ideas and processes with hands-on civic knowledge.

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