April 12, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees appointed University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) faculty member James F. Tent, Ph.D, professor and university scholar emeritus at its April 8 meeting.
Tent, who retired Dec. 31, 2009, is a renowned expert in modern German history, military history and the Cold War. He has written eight books and monographs, including Mission on the Rhine: Reeducation and Denazification in American-Occupied Germany, The Free University of Berlin: A Political History and In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Nazi Persecution of Jewish-Christian Germans. He has been a consultant to the British Broadcasting Corporation and the North German Broadcasting Network on documentary films and a commentator for the Cable News Network and the History Channel. In 2009, Tent received the Education Award from the Alabama-Germany Partnership.
Tent received his doctorate in history from the University of Wisconsin and joined the UAB faculty in 1974. He was appointed professor and University Scholar in 1990 and was chair of the Department of History from 2002 to 2008.