Alan D. Watson, Professor

Morton Hall 225 |910.962.3314 |watsona@uncw.edu

watson's picture of the ocean

   Professor Watson received his B.A. at Duke University, B.A. in 1964, his M.A. at East Carolina University in 1966, and his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina in 1971.

    He has written several books, including Society in Colonial North Carolina (Raleigh, 1975; revised, 1996), A History of New Bern and Craven County (New Bern, N. C., 1987), and Wilmington: Port of North Carolina (Columbia, S. C., 1992). He has also written numerous articles which can be found in the North Carolina Historical Review, South Carolina Historical
Magazine, William and Mary Quarterly, Journal of Negro History, and others historical journals. Professor Watson has written book reviews which have appeared in the following journals: North Carolina Historical Review, South Carolina Historical Magazine, William and Mary Quarterly, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Mississippi Quarterly, and others.

    Professor Watson was  a member of the Advisory Editorial Committee of the Division of Archives and History, State of North Carolina, 1975-1980; is currently a member of the North Carolina Historical Commission, from 1989 to the present; served as a member of the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Committee from 1978-1986, 1988-1992, 1995 to the present; and served as a member of the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee, 1989-1997, 1998 to the present. He is also a member in several historical associations, including the North Carolina Literary Historical Association, Historical Society of North Carolina, Association of Historians in North Carolina, Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, Southern Historical Association, and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.


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