Faculty Award Winners

Faculty members of the Department of History are often recognized for their accomplishments in the areas of research, teaching, and service.  Please see below for a list of the awards and honors our faculty members have received. 

 

2017

Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Prize for Best Dissertation in Iberian History

  • Dr. Alejandro Gomez-del-Moral

Mississippi Historical Society, Award of Merit

 USM, Provost’s Office, Summer Grants for the Improvement of Instruction

  • Dr. Jill Abney
  • Dr. Max Grivno
  • Dr. Andrew Ross

USM, Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award

  • Dr. Matthew Casey
  • Dr. Westley Follett
  • Dr. Joshua Haynes

USM, College of Arts & Letters Junior Faculty Member of the Year Award

  • Dr. Allison Abra

USM, Faculty Development, Assoc. for College and University Educators Faculty Development Institute

  • Dr. Courtney Luckhardt
  • Dr. Max Grivno

 

2016

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend Award

  • Dr. Rebecca Tuuri

Society for Military History, Moncado Prize for Outstanding Article

  • Dr. Kenneth Swope

Mississippi Humanities Council, Humanities Teacher of the Year

  • Dr. Westley Follett

USM, Faculty Senate/University President Excellence in Service Award

  • Dr. Andrew Haley

USM, Provost’s Office, Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professorships

  • Dr. Allison Abra
  • Dr. Matthew Casey

USM, Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award

  • Dr. Courtney Luckhardt
  • Dr. Andrew Ross

USM, College of Arts & Letters Faculty Service Award

  • Dr. Andrew Haley

USM, College of Arts & Letters Teaching Award

  • Dr. Susannah Ural

USM, College of Arts & Letters Instructor of the Year Award

  • Mrs. Mary Beth Farrell

 

2015

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Historical Programming-Long-Form

Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport; “Hispanex” Grant for Cultural Advancement at Foreign Universities

  • Dr. Alejandro Gomez-del-Moral

Society for Military History, Edwin H. Simmons Award

  • Dr. Susannah Ural

Mississippi Humanities Council, Humanities Scholar of the Year Award

  • Dr. Max Grivno

Mississippi Humanities Council, Humanities Teacher of the Year

  • Dr. Matthew Casey

USM, University President/Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Research Award

  • Dr. Matthew Casey

 USM, Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award

  • Dr. Max Grivno

USM, College of Arts & Letters, Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Humanities, 2015-2017

  • Dr. Susannah Ural

USM, Dale Center for the Study of War & Society, Buford "Buff" Blount Professorship in Military History for 2015-2017

  • Dr. Kenneth Swope

USM, Afro-American Student Organization, Scholastic Excellence for Outstanding Faculty

  • Dr. Kevin Greene

 

2014

Mississippi Historical Society, Award of Merit

Long Beach Historical Society, Mary Alexander Lifelong Gulf Coast History Award

  • Dr. Deanne Stephens

USM, VP for Research, Academic Partnership Innovation Award

  • Dr. Susannah Ural

USM Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award

  • Dr. Brian LaPierre
  • Dr. Heather Stur
  • Dr. Kenneth Swope

USM, College of Arts & Letters Faculty Service Award

  • Dr. Susannah Ural

USM, College of Arts & Letters Faculty Research Award

  • Dr. Kenneth Swope

USM, College of Arts & Letters Scholarly and Creative Research Grant

  • Dr. Allison Abra

 

2013

U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Scholar, Fellowship to Vietnam, 2013-14

  • Dr. Heather Stur

New York Festivals, Gold World Medal for Documentaries

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest (for historical advisor and script writer on "Vietnam in HD")

Mississippi Historical Society, Dunbar Rowland Award for Lifetime Contribution to Mississippi History

  • Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty

USM, University President/Faculty Senate University Excellence in Service Award

  • Dr. Phyllis Jestice

 USM, Provost’s Office, Summer Grant for the Improvement of Instruction

  • Dr. Kenneth Swope

USM, College of Arts & Letters, Excellence in College Service Award

  • Dr. Kyle Zelner

USM, Honors College, Excellence in Thesis Mentoring Award

  • Dr. Kyle Zelner

USM, Center for the Study of War & Society, Buford "Buff" Blount Professorship in Military History for 2013-2015

  • Dr. Susannah Ural

 

2012

James Beard Foundation, Book Award for Reference and Scholarship

  • Dr. Andrew Haley (for Turning the Tables: The American Middle Class and the Decline of the Aristocratic Restaurant, 1880-1920).

International Association of Culinary Professionals, IACP Book Award for Culinary History Finalist

  • Dr. Andrew Haley (for Turning the Tables: The American Middle Class and the Decline of the Aristocratic Restaurant, 1880-1920).

Association of Caribbean Historians, Andrés Ramos Mattei-Neville Hall Article Prize

  • Dr. Matthew Casey

USM, Provost’s Office, HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day) Award

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest

USM, Provost’s Office, Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professorship (First Awarded)

  • Dr. Heather Stur

USM, VP for Research, Innovation Award for Creativity

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest

USM, University President/Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award

  • Dr. Westley Follett

USM Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award

  • Dr. Douglas Chambers

USM, College of Arts & Letters Excellence in Mentoring Award

  •  Dr. Phyllis Jestice

USM, College of Arts & Letters Faculty Research Award

  • Dr. Andrew Haley

USM, College of Arts & Letters Junior Faculty Research Award

  • Dr. Heather Stur

USM, Gulf Coast College of Arts and Letters, Butch Oustalet Award for Service

  • Dr. Deanne Stephens

USM, College of Arts & Letters Scholarly and Creative Research Grants

  • Dr. Douglas Bristol
  • Dr. Westley Follett
  • Dr. Brian LaPierre
  • Dr. Susannah Ural
  • Dr. Kyle Zelner

 

2011

Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Elected Life Membership

  • Dr. Kyle Zelner

Mississippi Historical Society, Dunbar Rowland Award for Lifetime Contribution to Mississippi History

  • Dr. John D. W. Guice

Mississippi Humanities Council, Humanities Teacher of the Year

  • Dr. Andrew Haley

USM, University President/Faculty Senate Excellence in Mentoring Award

  • Dr. Phyllis Jestice

USM, Provost’s Office, Grand Marshall Award

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest

USM Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award

  • Dr. Max Grivno

 

2010

USM, University President/Faculty Senate University Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Dr. Kyle Zelner

USM, University President/Faculty Senate Faculty Community Service Award

  • Dr. Deanne Stephens

USM, University President/Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Research Award

  • Dr. Max Grivno

USM, College of Arts & Letters, Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Humanities, 2010-2011

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest

USM, College of Arts & Letters Excellence in Research Award

  • Dr. Douglas Bristol

 

2009

Society for Military History, Distinguished Book Award

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest (for Vietnam’s Forgotten Army:  Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN)

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, Research Award

  • Dr. Michael Neiberg

Mississippi Humanities Council, Humanities Teacher of the Year

  • Dr. Deanne Stephens

USM, VP for Research, Basic Research Innovation Award

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest

 

2008

Mississippi Humanities Council, Humanities Teacher of the Year

  • Dr. Phyllis Jestice

 USM, VP for Research, Basic Research Innovation Award

  • Dr. Michael Neiberg

USM Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest

 

2006

Louisiana State University Press, Jules and Frances Landry Award

  • Dr. William K. Scarborough (for Masters of the Big House: Elite Slaveholders of the Mid-Nineteenth-Century South

Mississippi Historical Society, B.L.C. Wailies Award

  • Dr. Neil McMillen

 

2005

Mississippi Historical Society, B.L.C. Wailies Award

  • Dr. William K. Scarborough

Mississippi Humanities Council, Humanities Teacher of the Year Award

  • Dr. Greg O'Brien

USM Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award

  • Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes

  • Dr. Phyllis Jestice

 

2004

Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award

  • Dr. William K. Scarborough

USM, Student Government Association Outstanding Professor Award

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest

 

2003

President, Mississippi Historical Society

  • Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty

Mississippi Historical Society, McLemore Prize

  • Dr. Greg O'Brien (for Choctaws in a Revolutionary Age, 1750-1830)

USM, Grand Marshal Award

  • Dr. William K. Scarborough

USM Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award

  • Dr. Douglas Chambers
  • Dr. Phyllis Jestice

 

2002

President, St. George Tucker Society

  • Dr. William K. Scarborough

Mississippi Humanities Council, Humanities Scholar of the Year Award

  • Dr. Deanne Stephens

USM, University President/Faculty Senate University Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest

 USM, Provost’s Office, Summer Grants for the Improvement of Instruction

  • Dr. Phyllis Jestice

 

2001

President, Mississippi Historical Society

  • Dr. Neil McMillen

City of Biloxi, Mississippi; Historian of the Year

  • Dr. Deanne Stephens

Mississippi Humanities Council, Teacher of the Year Award

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest

USM, VP for Research, Basic Research Innovation Award

  • Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes

 

2000

Mississippi Humanities Council, Humanities Scholar of the Year Award

  • Dr. Charles Bolton

 

1999

Mississippi Historical Society, Award of Merit

  • Dr. Charles Bolton (for the radio documentary "Mississippi Voices: A Trip through the Twentieth Century")

 

1997

Mississippi Humanities Council, Teacher of the Year Award

  • Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes

 

1996

USM, University President/Faculty Senate University Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Dr. Andrew Wiest

USM, College of Arts & Letters, Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Humanities, 1996-1998

  • Dr. William K. Scarborough

 

1993

President, Mississippi Historical Society

  • Dr. John D. W. Guice

Mississippi Historical Society, Willie D. Halsell Prize

  • Dr. William K. Scarborough

 

1990

Columbia University Library, Bancroft Prize in American History

  • Dr. Neil R. McMillen (for Dark Journey: Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow)

Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States, Outstanding Book Award

  • Dr. Neil R. McMillen (for Dark Journey: Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow)

Mississippi Historical Society, McLemore Prize

  • Dr. Neil R. McMillen (for Dark Journey: Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow)

 

1989

Louisiana State University Press, Jules and Frances Landry Award

  • Dr. William K. Scarborough (for The Diary of Edmund Ruffin, 3 Vols.)

 

1986

Organization of American Historians, Frederick Jackson Turner Award

  • Dr. Chester "Bo" Morgan (for Redneck Liberal: Theodore G. Bilbo and the New Deal)

 

1979

President, Mississippi Historical Society

  • Dr. William K. Scarborough

 

1975

President, Mississippi Historical Society

  • Dr. John Ray Skates