Staff and Faculty
Troy, Alabama 36082
Phone: (334) 670-3400
B.A. Georgia State University, 1996
M.A. Florida State University, 1998
Ph. D. University of Texas at Austin, 2005
Professor Buckner's research and teaching interests are focused primarily on race and slavery in early America, particularly in the South.
Prior to joining the faculty at Troy, Dr. Buckner taught at the Brandon Hall School in Atlanta, Georgia, The University of Texas at Austin, and Austin Community College. He has won awards and fellowships from various institutions for his teaching, writing, and research. He is currently revising his dissertation for publication as a book and is co-editing a book length project on changing notions of black masculinity in fiction and history with Peter Caster. Has begun research on the history of slavery in Alabama and how that has been taught in this state. He has a growing interest in rum distilling, though he never drinks it.
Additionally, he is the faculty sponsor of the Iota-Mu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society.