April 12, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees appointed University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) faculty member Samuel L. Webb, Ph.D, as professor emeritus at its April 8 meeting.
Webb has authored a number of publications, most prominently in The Journal of Southern History and his book Two-Party Politics in the One-Party South: Alabama's Hill Country 1874-1920. He co-edited the book Alabama Governors: A Political History of the State and is internationally known for his scholarly work in the fields of American political history, the New South and American legal history.
Webb earned his Ph.D from the University of Arkansas and joined UAB in 1988 as an instructor. He became associate professor of history with tenure in 1997 and has served on a number of committees, including the UAB Archive Committee, Teaching Award Committee and Tenure and Promotion Committee for Associate Professor.