Dr. James V Holton

Lecturer

Dr. James V Holton
(615) 904-8502
Room 250, Kirksey Old Main (KOM)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

MW 1-3

Tue 1-3

All office hours by Zoom for the time being. Please send an email.

Also glad to meet at other times. 

Departments / Programs

Degree Information

  • PHD, George Washington University (2002)
  • MPHI, George Washington University (1998)
  • BA, George Washington University (1992)

Areas of Expertise

US History

Tennessee History

Online Education

Biography

Dr. Holton was raised in Nashville and received his BA in International Affairs/Soviet & East European Studies from The George Washington University. He returned to GWU and got his Ph.D. in History, having written a dissertation entitled, "The Best Education Provided’: A Social History of School Integration in Polk County, Florida, 1963-1994." Dr. Holton taught at Warner University, in Lake Wales, Florida. He supervised a student led oral history project that recorded the impac...

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Dr. Holton was raised in Nashville and received his BA in International Affairs/Soviet & East European Studies from The George Washington University. He returned to GWU and got his Ph.D. in History, having written a dissertation entitled, "The Best Education Provided’: A Social History of School Integration in Polk County, Florida, 1963-1994." Dr. Holton taught at Warner University, in Lake Wales, Florida. He supervised a student led oral history project that recorded the impact of 2004's Hurricane Charley, which inflicted major damage on the campus and the county. He was active in local history and edited the Polk County Historical Quarterly

Dr. Holton enjoys cycling in his spare time and further exploring his family's genealogy.

 

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Awards

Distinguished Faculty of the Year, School of Liberal Arts, Excelsior College, 2017.  

Advisor’s Excellence Award, Southern New Hampshire University, 2016.   

Finalist, Investigative Journalism (Weekly/Monthly publications) for “The Carrol McQuaig Story: One Woman’s Deception,” Society of Professional Journalism, 2000.  

Honorable Mention, Investigative Reporting (Open Circulation) for “The Carrol McQuaig Story: One Woman’s Deception,” Florida Press Association, 2000.

Courses

HIST 2010 Early US History

HIST 2020 Modern US History

HIST 2030 Tennessee History