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Mary Waalkes

Associate Professor of History

Dr. Mary Waalkes

Educational Background:

  • B.S. Secondary Education, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • M.A. in History, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Ph.D. in History, University of Colorado, Boulder

Career Experience:

  • Assistant Professor at Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Adjunct Professor at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
  • Adjunct Lecturer at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Additional Position at Brewton-Parker College:

  • Curator of the Cooper-Conner Site

Academic Interests:

  • Civil Rights in Eastern Tennessee
  • Race and class in the South
  • African-American History
  • Colonial American History
  • Women’s History

Courses Taught at BPC:

  • U.S. Survey from Colonial to the Present
  • Colonial America
  • The Early National Period—American History
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Gilded Era and the Progressive Era
  • The Great Depression
  • The Vietnam War
  • U.S. Women’s History
  • African American History
  • The West
  • History of the South
  • Humanities—The Renaissance to the Romantic Era

Most Recent Paper Presentation:

  • “Flying Below the Radar: Activist, Paternalist, and Obstructionist Responses to the Civil Rights Movement in Three East Tennessee Communities” at the Appalachian Studies Association, March 2006, Dayton, Ohio.


Academics - Social and Behavioral Science
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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM