TRACY J. REVELS

718 Keltner Avenue

Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302

(864) 585-5437


 

Education

            Doctor of Philosophy (History), Florida State University, 1990.

            Master of Arts (History), Florida State University, 1986.

            Bachelor of Arts (History), Florida State University, 1985.

            Associate of Arts, North Florida Junior College, 1983.

 

Teaching Experience

            Chair of the Department of History, Wofford College, 2008-present.

 

            Associate Professor of History, Wofford College, 1997-present.  Courses include Western Civilization, American History Survey, Southern History, Ancient History, African American History, American Social and Intellectual History 1763-1865, Frontier History, and American Women's History.

            Assistant Professor of History, Wofford College, 1991-1997.

            Temporary Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University, 1990-1991.  Taught American History survey courses to three sections each quarter.          

            Gordon Rule Instructor, Florida State University, 1989-1990.  Evaluated and graded Gordon Rule papers, advised students on writing techniques.

            Teaching Assistant, Florida State University, 1988-1989.  Taught American Civilization survey course to sections of 50 and 100 students.

            Graduate Assistant, Florida State University, Fall 1987.  Assisted two professors with American Civilization courses.  Proctored exams, recorded grades, and conducted review sessions.

            Museum Education Intern, Museum of Florida History, Summer 1986.  Conducted introductions and tours for all age levels, assisted with grade school traveling programs.

            Teaching Internship, Florida Developmental Research School, 1984-1985.  Taught junior-level American History and Economics.

 

Research Experience

            Received Wofford Summer Research Grant, 2009.  Ongoing work in the history of Florida tourism.

            Received Wofford Summer Research Grant, 1995.  Worked in primary sources on the topic of Florida's women during the Civil War.

            Conducted genealogical research for Jacob C. Belin, Chairman of St. Joe Paper Company, Spring 1989.

 

            Conducted research for the Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Study Commission and wrote an outline for the Commission's chapter on domestic violence, Summer 1988.

            Conducted research in primary materials for a professor with work in progress, Spring 1988.

 

Dissertation

            "Watery Eden:  A History of Wakulla Springs, Florida."  Directed by Dr. William Warren Rogers.  This doctoral dissertation explores the social, literary, environmental and economic aspects of a popular Florida resort.  It also examines the issue of conservation versus development.

 

Areas of Specialization

            Southern History, 19th Century American History, Women's History.

 

Classes and Interims Taught At Wofford College

            HIS 101 and 102 (Western Civilization)

            HIS 201 and 202 (American History)

            HUM 101 (Humanities)

            HIS 309 (American Colonial Society)

            HIS 311 (Topics in American Social History)

            HIS 316 (Topics in African-American History---Slavery)

            HIS 317 (History of the American Frontier)

            HIS 319 (History of American Women)

            HIS 330 (The Ancient World)

            HIS 447 and 448 (Major Reading)

            HIS 485, Seminars in Women and War and Southern Women

            Interims

                        *Sherlock Holmes

                        *Historical Mystery Novels

                        *The Women in His life: Henry VIII and His Six Wives

                        *History Under Glass: Historical Museums

                        *Shop ‘Till You Drop

                        *From Togas to Tommy (Hilfiger)

                        *Unsolved and Sexy: Historical Mysteries and Scandals           

 

Honors

            2007-2008 Wofford College Faculty Member of the Year

            2005 Rembert Patrick Prize for Grander in Her Daughters.

            University Fellowship, Florida State University, 1985-1986.

            Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1985.

            Phi Beta Kappa, 1985.

            Phi Kappa Phi, 1985.

            Florida State University College Bowl Team, 1985.

            Marshall Hamilton Scholarship, 1983.

            NFJC Student of the Year, 1983.

 

Memberships

            Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

            Southern Historical Association

            Florida Historical Society

            Survivors of the Gloria Scott (Scion Society of the Baker Street Irregulars)

 

Publications

            Grander in Her Daughters: Florida’s Women During the Civil War.  Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2004.

            “My Favorite Florida Place: Wakulla Springs,” Forum: Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council, Winter 2004.

            Watery Eden:  A History of Wakulla Springs.  Tallahassee:  Sentry Press, 2002.

            “Billy Sunday,” article in St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2001.

            “Grander in the Daughters:  Florida's Women During the Civil War,” Florida Historical Quarterly, Winter 1999.

            “Florida in the 1940s,” in Florida's Heritage of Diversity:  Essays in Honor of Samuel Procter, Sentry Press, 1997. 

            "Ed Ball:  Last of the Robber Barons," in Florida Pathfinders, Saint Leo Press, 1994.

            "Blitzkrieg of Joy:  Florida Tourism During World War II," in Florida at War, Saint Leo press, 1993.         

            “Volcano Was Wakulla Swamp Mystery,” Tampa Tribune, 20 August 1989.

 

Book Reviews

            "Mary Todd Lincoln:  A Biography," Raconteur:  A Journal of World History,

            Florida State University, Summer 1990.

            "Florida's Peace River Frontier," Georgia Historical Quarterly, Fall 1991.

            "Big Top Boss," Florida Historical Quarterly, July, 1993.

            "Selling the Dream," Gulf Coast Historical Review, Fall 1995.

            "Not June Cleaver:  Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960," The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Spring 1995.

            "Read 'Em and Weep," Book Review column, Old Gold and Black, Wofford College, 1995-1996.

            "Femina Perfecta:  The Genesis of Florida State University,"  Florida Historical Quarterly, 1996.

            "Pioneer Family:  Life on Florida's Twentieth Century Frontier," Georgia Historical Quarterly, 1996.

            “A Faithful Heart: The Journals of Emmala Reed, 1865 and 1866,” Journal of Southern History, November 2005.

            “Great Necessities: The Life, Times and Writing of Anna Ella Carroll, 1815-1894,” Journal of Southern History, May 2006.

           

Manuscripts Reviewed

            Florida's Black Public Officials by Canter Brown, Jr.  Reviewed for the University of Alabama Press, 1996.

            Cracker Times and Pioneer Lives by James M. Denham and Canter Brown, Jr.  Reviewed for the University of South Carolina Press, 1997.

            Echoes From A Distant Frontier: The Brown Sisters’ Correspondence From Antebellum Florida.  Reviewed for the University of South Carolina Press, 2003. 

            Weeki Wachee: City of Mermaids by Lu Vickers and Sara Dionne.  Reviewed for University Press of Florida, 2006.

 

Papers

            "In His Image:  Ed Ball's Wakulla Springs," presented to the Tallahassee Historical Society, Tallahassee, Florida, April 20, 1989.

            "Lest Other Hearts Bleed:  Tallahassee's Women in the Civil War," presented at the Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, April 27, 1990.

            "Wakulla Springs and the Ironies of Conservationism," presented at the Tri-State Historical Societies Meeting, St. Augustine, Florida, October 5, 1990.

            "Lights, Camera, Wakulla!" presented to the Tallahassee Historical Society, Tallahassee, Florida, April 25, 1991.

            "Be Sure and Stay:  Wakulla Springs Through the Guidebooks," presented at the Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 9, 1991.

            "Blitzkrieg of Joy:  Florida Tourism During World War II," presented at the World War II Homefront in the South Symposium, sponsored by the National Archives, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2, 1992.

            "Blitzkrieg of Joy:  Florida Tourism During World War II," presented at the Florida Historical Society Meeting, Pensacola, Florida, May 22, 1993.

            "Cotton Blossoms or Steel Magnolias:  Plantation Women in the Antebellum South," Clinch Valley College, Virginia, March 3, 1994.

            "Ed Ball:  Last of the Robber Barons," presented at the Florida Historical Society Meeting, Ft. Myers, Florida, May 21, 1994.

            Commentator, South Carolina Historical Association Meeting, Spartanburg, March 2, 1996.

            "My Heart Will Break Like Thunder:  Florida's Women During the Civil War," presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, February 21, 1997.

            Session Chairman, Florida Historical Society Meeting, Jacksonville, May 30, 1997.

            “Rise Ladies, Change Places: St. Augustine’s Women During The Civil War,” Allen Morris Conference on the History of Florida and the Atlantic World, Florida State University, Tallahassee, February 12, 2000.

            "Watery Eden," Florida Nature Writers' Panel, Ed Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, April 28, 2002.          

            “Grander in Her Daughters: Florida’s Women During the Civil War,” presentation as part of the Florida Southern Lecture Series, Florida Southern, October 20, 2005

            “Hoop Dreams: Women’s Fashions In The 19th Century,” presentation at the Crawford Long Museum, March 1, 2005.

            “More Than A Man’s Courage: Florida’s Gulf Coast Women and the Civil War,” guest speech at the Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, Pensacola, October 6, 2006.

            “Sherlock 101: Holmes in the College Classroom,” presentation at Tyron Sherlock Holmes Festival, September 29, 2007.

            “State of Imagination: Florida’s Golden Age of Tourism,” presentation at the Florida Conference of Historians, Jacksonville, March 1, 2008.

            “The Funeral Cough: Tuberculosis Tourism in Antebellum Saint Augustine,” presentation at the Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting, May 24, 2008.

            “Florida Women and Battles,” series of presentations at the Olustee Battle Festival, Lake City, Florida, February 10-11, 2009.

 

Committee Work and Offices

            —Library Committee, 1991-1995.

            —Library Self-Study Committee, 1995-1996.

            —President's Advisory Committee, 1995-1997.

            —Interim Committee 1998-1999

            ---Education Committee 1999-present

            —Vice-President, Wofford Chapter Phi Beta Kappa, 1995-1996.

 

Interests and Hobbies

            I enjoy keeping a Wofford blog and writing fiction.

 

References

            Dr. William Warren Rogers, Professor Emeritus

            Florida State University

            Tallahassee, Florida 32306

            (904) 644-5888

 

            Dr. Richard A. Bartlett, Professor Emeritus

            Florida State University

            Tallahassee, Florida 32306

            (904) 644-5888

 

            Dr. Ross Bayard, Professor Emeritus

            Wofford College

            429 N. Church Street

            Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663

            (864) 597-4550

 

            Dr. Philip N. Racine, Professor Emeritus

            Wofford College

            429 N. Church Street

            Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303-3663

            (864) 597-4552