Dr. Pat Smith

Dr. James “Pat” Smith, Professor of History, is president of the Gulf Coast Faculty Council for academic year 2013-2014. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Smith teaches courses in British and European History and third world areas affected by European imperialism.  His most recent book, Hurricane Katrina: The  Mississippi Story was published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2012. He has authored 20 articles, chapters or reviews which have appeared in such publications as AlbionThe Journal of Canadian StudiesThe Journal of Negro History, and The Journal of Mississippi HistoryThe Journal of American Ethnic Studies, and The Historical Dictionary of the British Empire.  Dr. Smith is a recipient of the Carter G. Woodson outstanding article award from the Journal of Negro History and co-authored with Dr. Gilbert Mason a book entitled Beaches, Blood, and Ballots: A Black Doctor’s Civil Rights Struggle (University Press of Mississippi, 2000).