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Dr. James M. Woods

Professor of History (1988).
Woods2B.A. University of Dallas, 1976, M.A. Rice University, 1979, Ph.D. Tulane University, 1983.

Teaching and Research Interests:  Early Republic, Jackson, American Religion

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3132 The Young Republic, 1788-1848
  • HIST 3139 History of Religion in the United States
  • HIST 4130 Georgia History

Contact Information:

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

Office: #3095, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
Tel.: 912-478-0238
Fax: 912-478-0377

Selected Publications:

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:

  • Over twenty articles for various encyclopedias including, Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture and the Dictionary of Arkansas Biography
  • Multiple book reviews in the Journal of Southern History, Journal of American History, Arkansas Historical Quarterly and five other historical journals.
  • Editor and reviewer for the Encyclopedia of Arkansas and Culture
  • Book manuscripts reviewer for the University of Arkansas Press and the University of Notre Dame Press.

Current Research:

  • Currently working on a sequel to The History of the Catholic Church in the American South from 1900-1950

Last updated: 12/14/2023