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Charles (Trey) Wilson, Ph.D.

Charles 'Trey' Wilson
Title: Assoc Prof, Political Science
Phone: 706-867-2581

Office: Hansford Hall 336, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Early American Law and Legal History, History of women's higher education


Dr. Charles "Trey" Wilson joined the UNG faculty in August, 2007, after teaching at the former Gainesville State College for several years. He teaches primarily American government survey courses (including Honor's American Government) and criminal procedures. Dr. Wilson also teaches additional law-related courses, serves as a pre-law advisor to political science and criminal justice students, and is the faculty sponsor of the UNG Pre-law Society.
In addition to his doctorate, he holds a law degree and several master's degrees, including an M.P.A. from the former North Georgia College and State University. His research interests primarily embrace early American legal history and the history of women's higher education. He has published on these and other topics in several academic journals and other peer-reviewed compendia. Besides garnering praise for his classroom teaching, Dr. Wilson has also received commendations for his proficiency in academic advising.

Dr. Trey Wilson can offer much insight into law school thanks not to many years of practicing law but rather to his passion for teaching. He did not study law to become an attorney but to become a more knowledgeable academic in the humanities and social sciences. He actually attended four law schools en route to earning his law degree, something that may be a unique achievement among lawyers nationwide. He studied for a year each at Saint Louis University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Toledo. He also studied abroad for a summer term at the College of William and Mary's program in Madrid, Spain. He received his law degree from the University of Toledo in 1996. These experiences gave him peerless first-hand insight into the characters of multiple law schools.Dr. Wilson worked in a legal clinic and in an alternative dispute resolution program in Toledo before commencing his graduate education. He would go on to obtain an M.S. from Georgia Tech in the history of technology, a Master's in Public Administration degree from the former North Georgia College and State University, and an M.A. in history and a Ph.D. in social science education from the University of Georgia. He served for four years as an assistant professor of political science and history at the former Gainesville State College prior to joining the faculty at UNG in 2007. Dr. Wilson currently serves as an assistant professor of political science and criminal justice and teaches primarily Introduction to American Government and Criminal Procedures. His research interests are primarily in the areas of early American law and the history of education. Dr. Wilson is also the faculty advisor to UNG's pre-law society.

Personal Information

When he is not working with students, Dr. Wilson most enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and his amazing daughter. His other favorite past-times include running & weight-training, traveling (mostly throughout the U.S. and Spain), dining out, and keeping abreast of the few decent science-fiction television programs presently on the air.

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