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Dr. Chris Caplinger

Assistant Professor of History (2013)                   
B.A. Emory University (1993), M.A., Vanderbilt University (1995); Ph.D., Vanderbilt University of (2003).

Teaching and Research Interests: Racial Segregation in the United States, U.S. South, U.S. Presidency

Contact Information:

Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: 3092 Interdisciplinary Academic Building
Tel.: 912-478-1456

Selected Publications: 

  • Chambers, Wendy, Lisa Smith, Jessica Orvis and Christopher Caplinger. “Developing a Topic-Centered First-Year Seminar with an Emphasis on Information Literacy at a Large Regional University.” College and University Libraries 20:1 (2013): 52-71.
  • Griffin, Larry J., Christopher Caplinger, Kathryn Lively, Nancy L. Malcom, Darren McDaniel and Candice Nelsen. “Comparative-Historical Analysis and Scientific Inference: Disfranchisement in the U.S. South as a Test Case.”  Historical Methods 30 (Winter 1997):  13-27. 
  • “The Politics of Trusteeship Governance:  Jimmy Carter’s Fight for a Standby Gasoline Rationing Plan.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 26 (Summer 1996):  778-794.


  • “Conflict and Community:  Racial Segregation in a New South City, 1860-1914”

Professional Awards:

  • H. Dean Propst Outstanding Faculty Award, Student Government Association, 2019
  • Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2016

Current Research:

  • Dual Enrollment, Bridge Programs

Last updated: 12/14/2023