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Martin T. (Marty) Olliff

Associate Professor

Education:

Ph.D., American History, Auburn University, June 1998
MA, European History, Auburn University, August 1979
B.S., Education, Auburn University, June 1976

Areas of Expertise:

United States History, particularly Gilded Age through the New Deal;
Archival Studies
Historical Methods
Public History
History of Alabama

Biography

Dr. Olliff is currently an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Wiregrass Archives at the Dothan Campus. He received his Ph.D. in American History from Auburn, where his dissertation was entitled "From Craft to Profession: The American Culinary Federation and the Organizational Identity of Twentieth-Century Chefs." In 2008 the University of Alabama Press published his edited volume, The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama in World War I. Dr. Olliff has served on the governing board of the Alabama Historical Commission, the Alabama Governor's Mansion Commission, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Dothan Landmarks Foundation, and the Wiregrass Museum of Art; and as president or chairman of the Alabama Historical Association, Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Alabama Association of Historians, and the Society of Alabama Archivists. He is on the editorial boards of The Alabama Review: A Quarterly Journal of Alabama History and Provenance: Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists.

Courses Taught at TROY:

HIS 1111 US History To 1877
HIS 1112 US History Since 1877
HIS 3360 Introduction to Archives: Theory and Issues
HIS 3362 Archival Methods and Practices
HIS 3375 Research and Methodology
HIS 4414 / 5514 Emergence of Modern America
HIS 4415 / 5515 Contemporary US
HIS 4470 Oral History
HIS 4471 Local History
HIS 4472 Records Management
HIS 4473 Archives Practicum
HIS 4490 Senior Seminar for History
HIS 6608 Colloquium in American History


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