Dr. Derek Frisby

Faculty Coordinator in Liberal Arts / Lecturer

Dr. Derek Frisby
615-904-8097
Room 260, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (2004)
  • M.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (1999)
  • M.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (1997)
  • B.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1994)

Areas of Expertise

Civil War
Contingency Operations
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
Tennessee History
US Military History
Veterans Affairs
World War II in the Pacific

Biography

Derek W. Frisby is a Faculty Coordinator in the Office of International Affairs and an Associate Professor in the Global Studies program at Middle Tennessee State University teaching Tennessee, US, and military history. He is Middle Tennessee native, MTSU alum, and US Marine Corps veteran whose research interests deal with military occupation and reconstruction strategies. Frisby received his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and has authored numerous articles and essa...

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Derek W. Frisby is a Faculty Coordinator in the Office of International Affairs and an Associate Professor in the Global Studies program at Middle Tennessee State University teaching Tennessee, US, and military history. He is Middle Tennessee native, MTSU alum, and US Marine Corps veteran whose research interests deal with military occupation and reconstruction strategies. Frisby received his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and has authored numerous articles and essays dealing with Tennessee's Civil War occupation and reconstruction experience. He was honored with a 2009 MTSU Outstanding Teaching Award and a 2009 Daily News Journal Ruthie Award for "Favorite MTSU professor." He recently appeared on the NatGeo Channel's Civil War series, "Civil Warriors: Episode 3: Hard War" detailing the perilous conditions in Union occupied Middle Tennessee.

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Publications

Book manuscript: "Homemade Yankees": West Tennessee Unionists in the Civil War Era; under review for publication at University of Kentucky Press