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Richard Byers, Ph.D.

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Title: Professor, History
Phone: 706-867-2841

Office: Barnes Hall, 311, Dahlonega
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Areas of Expertise: German history, Southeast Asia, modern Europe, holocaust/genocide, aviation history, world history


A native of Adelaide, Australia, Dr. Byers has taught at the University of North Georgia (UNG) since 2003. He has published articles on German, World, and Aviation history, and is also the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of Transitions and Transformations in World History, 1500-Present, the electronic textbook used in UNG World Civilizations Since 1500 classes. He is also the co-editor of Etudes Historiques, the UNG History, Philosophy and Anthropology Department’s online undergraduate research journal, in publication since 2009, and the director of the UNG Wikipedia Editing Project.


Courses Taught

World Civilizations Since 1500, Historiography, Twentieth Century Europe, the Holocaust, Modern Germany, World War Two, America in the World, Modern Southeast Asia, and Graduate courses.


  • Ph.D., History, University of Georgia, 2002
  • B.A. (Honors), History, University of Adelaide, Australia, 1994

Research/Special Interests

Aviation history, German History, European History, World History

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