James Patterson Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. James “Pat” Smith, Professor Emeritus of History,  earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Smith taught 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 Albion, The Journal of Canadian Studies, The Journal of Negro History, and The Journal of Mississippi History, The 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).