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Alumni Profiles

The Department of History is proud of our alumni and the success they have achieved. Below, we have included a few profiles of our alumni. Feel free to read about their UT experiences and contact them with any questions.

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Charles F. Bryan, Jr.

President Emeritus, Virginia Historical Society
(PhD, 1979: US History)

Christopher Arris Oakley

Assistant Professor, East Carolina University
(PhD, 2002: US History)

John A. Shedd

Professor of History, State University of New York, College at Cortland
(PhD, 1990: British History)

Thomas Ott

Emeritus, University of North Alabama
(PhD, 1970: US History)
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Ambassador Margaret Scobey

Former US Ambassador to Egypt
(BA, 1971; MA, 1973)

Jennifer E. Brooks

Associate Professor, Auburn University
(PhD, 1997: US History)

Angela Frye Keaton

Assistant Professor, Tusculum College
(PhD, 2006: US History)

Victoria Ott

Assistant Professor, Birmingham Southern College
(PhD, 2003: American history)