Daniel Hutchinson

Associate Professor

Chair, History Department


PhD. – American History, Florida State University (2011)
M.A. – History, University of Alabama-Birmingham (2005)
B.A. – History, Belmont Abbey College (2002)

Research & Teaching Interests:

  • 20th Century American History
  • World War II
  • History of the American South
  • Civil Rights Movement


  • The First Year Symposium 
  • The History of Western Civilization, Part I
  • The History of Western Civilization, Part II 
  • The History of the United States to 1865
  • The History of the United States since 1865
  • Socrates vs. Confucius: Comparative Political Cultures in World History
  • History of the American South I: 1000-1865
  • History of the American South II: 1865-Present
  • World War II
  • Religion and Revolution in Early America
  • The Cold War
  • Senior Thesis
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Nation of Nations: The History of American Immigration
  • Honors Institute History Seminar

Selected Publications:

“Roman Catholics.” James Clark, Glenn Jonas, and Willis Whichard, eds. Religious Traditions of North Carolina: Histories,  Tenets, and Leaders (Jefferson, NC: MacFarland & Company, 2018): 266-286.

“Defending the Lands of Their Ancestors: The African American Military Experience in Africa During World War II.” Judith Byfield and Carolyn Brown, eds. Africa During World War II (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015): 401-420.

“’We are the most fortunate of prisoners’: The Axis POW Experience At Camp Opelika, Alabama, During World War II.” Alabama Review 64 (October 2011): 285- 320. 

“Catholics and Jim Crow: Recent Scholarship on Southern Catholicism during the Civil Rights Movement,” Journal of Southern Religion 12 (2010)

"World War II POW Camps in Alabama," Encyclopedia of Alabama, January 2008.