Faculty & Staff

Elizabeth (Scout) Blum

Elizabeth (Scout) Blum

Professor/Associate Chair/Graduate Program Coordinator

Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36082
Patterson Hall 224
Telephone: 1-334-670-5663


B.A. University of Texas
M.A. University of Houston
Ph.D. University of Houston

Areas of Expertise:

Gender History, History of Childhood, Popular Culture, Environmental History, 20th Century America


Dr. Blum started at Troy University in 2000 and is a full professor of history. Dr. Elizabeth "Scout" Blum received her BA from the University of Texas with high honors, and her MA and PhD from the University of Houston. Her main areas of research involve the intersections of gender, age, and environmental attitudes over time. Dr. Blum is currently working on a project about environmental messages presented to American children since World War I. This project evolved from her first book, entitled Love Canal Revisited (University Press of Kansas, 2008).

Dr. Blum has served as president of the Faculty Senate, chair of the Faculty Development Committee, and as a Chancellor's Fellow while at Troy University. She has a son, Aidan, who is 10 and is constantly trying to "borrow" her comic book "research collection."She also serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the new history MA program here at Troy.

Courses Taught at TROY:

US to 1877
US After 1877
US to 1877 (honors)
US After 1877 (honors)
Research and Methodology
Senior Seminar
Interdisciplinary Seminar
History of American Women (undergraduate and graduate)
African American History
Environmental History
Contemporary America (undergraduate and graduate)
Foundations of Graduate Study in History and American Historiograph