"" Visiting Assistant Professor
(205) 934-9986
Heritage Hall 360K

Research and Teaching Interests: Modern U.S. History; environmental history; the history of race, class, gender, and sexuality; 19th and 20th Century social and political movements

beth hunteremail
(205) 934-5634
Office Hours:
Tu/Th 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (online and in-person)
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.

pamela sterne kingemail
(205) 996-5464
Office Hours: No summer office hours
Location: Heritage Hall 360A

Teaching/research interests: Civil Rights, Jim Crow segregation and desegregation, Birmingham and Alabama, women's work, oral history, and historic preservation/public history


  • BA, Samford University, 1975
  • MA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1977
  • Post-graduate work, University of Alabama, 1977-1981; University of Pennsylvania, 1979-1980

kaye nailemail
(205) 934-5634
Office Hours
: Tu/Th 10:00 am - 11:00 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.

chris perryemail
(205) 934-5634
Office Hours: M/W 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 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.

linda smithemail
(205) 934-5634
Office Hours: M/W 12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.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.