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Barry Gidcomb
Barry Gidcomb


A.S., Columbia State Community College - History (1978)
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University - History (1981)
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University - History (1985)
D.A., Illinois State University - History (2000)


  • Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient, Columbia State (2004)
  • President’s Medal, Columbia State (2004)
  • Cavanagh Award for Outstanding Doctor of Arts Student, Illinois State University (1997)
  • Cavanagh Award for Outstanding Dissertation, Illinois State University (2001)
    History and the Natchez Trace Parkway

Professional Organizations

  • Polk’s America Discussion Group
  • Polk Presidential Hall Exhibits Committee
  • Rippavilla Plantation Board of Directors
  • Tennessee Board of Regents - Faculty Regent
  • Yonn Ede Lot Association - An American-based association assisting Haitians in poverty
    • Trip to Haiti with Yonn Ede Lot: May 2010


  • Survey of American History I
  • Survey of American History II
  • Tennessee History

Schedule & Office Hours

For information on class schedule and office hours, please contact the Humanities & Social Sciences Division at 931.540.2780.