Harvey H. Jackson, III
Eminent Scholar in History
A graduate of Birmingham Southern College (B.A., 1965), the University of Alabama (M.A., 1966) and the University of Georgia (Ph.D., 1973), Dr. Jackson has taught at colleges and universities in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 11 books on various aspects of Southern History, including
- Lachlan McIntosh And The Polotics Of Revolutionary Georgia (1979)
- Forty Years Of Diversity: Essays On Colonial Georgia (1984)
- Oglethorpe In Perspective: Georgia's Founder after 200 Years (1989)
- Rivers Of History: Life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama (1995)
- Putting "Loafing Streams" to Work: the Building of Lay, Mitchell, Martin, and Jordan Dams (1997)
- Inside Alabama: A Personal History Of My State (2004).
- The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera (2012)
He has also published numerous articles and reviews in professional and popular journals, and he serves on the Editorial Boards of The Alabama Review and The Gulf South Historical Review . He serves or has served as an officer in the Alabama Historical Association, the Alabama Association of Historians, the Georgia Historical Society, and the Alabama Historical Commission's National Trust Review Board. His awards include the 1996 Jacksonville State University College of Letters and Sciences Distinguished Research Award, 1995 JSU Faculty Scholar Lecture Award, Alabama Historical Association's Milo B. Howard Award, Virginia V. Hamilton Award, Alabama Association of Historians' John F. Ramsey Award of Merit, and Bealer Award from the Atlanta Historical Society.
Dr. Jackson's courses include History of the South, History of Alabama, and Introduction to Southern Culture.