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Barry Whittemore, D.A., M.Div.

Barry Whittemore -125x168 web profile
Title: Lecturer, History
Phone: 706-864-1541

Office: Barnes Hall 321, Dahlonega
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Areas of Expertise: Appalachian History


Dr. Whittemore began teaching at the university in January 2011.  His goal at UNG is to identify, train, and motivate undergraduates to pursue the wide open field of the history of Appalachian Georgia. His greatest pleasure comes from traditional southern mountain Old Time music and dance.  He and his cat live happily in a cabin in the woods.

Courses Taught

History of Appalachia, U.S. surveys, World Civilization II, Regional/Local History, i.e., Religion in Appalachia, Music in Appalachia, and the American South


  • B.A., Liberal Arts and Sciences/Minors in Geology, History, and Religion, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1975
  • M.S., History and Community College Education, Radford University, 1982
  • M.A., History, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988
  • D.A., History, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996
  • M.Div., Divinity School, Duke University, 1999

Research/Special Interests

Appalachian History, especially the development of towns, religion, and the popular representation of Appalachia


Several Book Reviews in Scholarly Journals (See Curriculum Vitae)

Work Experience

In a 15 year academic hiatus, Whittemore trained and served as an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister.

Personal Information

Phi Alpha Theta, Appalachian Studies Association, Society of Appalachian Historians, Southern Historical Association, Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association

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