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John L. Godwin, PhD - Professional Biography

Dr. John L. GodwinGLS Temporary Instructor

John L. Godwin has held teaching posts at UNCW, Appalachian State University, and elsewhere. He has published articles and book reviews on a variety of topics in the field of civil rights, race relations, and the history of education, which have appeared in H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online (2007), The Sixties in America (1999), Journal of Southwest Georgia History (1996), The Proceedings of the National Association of African American Studies (1996), The Biographical Dictionary of American Sport (1993-94), Black Women in America, An Historical Encyclopedia (1993), among others. In 2006-06 he served on the planning committee that produced the June 8-9 "Global Warming Conference: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?" held at UNCW, for which he organized the session on "Poverty, Social Change and Global Warming". He is a 1975 B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in Philosophy and English, and in 1994 received a Ph.D. in American history at the University of South Carolina, specializing in Southern U.S. and African American history. In 2000 he published Black Wilmington and the North Carolina Way: Portrait of a Community in the Era of Civil Rights Protest (Lanham, MD.: University of America Press, 2000), a book-length study of the civil rights movement in Wilmington. Since 2001 he has been editor and publisher of The Peoples Civic Record, and Carolina Civic Voice, a quarterly news and issues alternative magazine available online. He has also appeared on nationally and locally aired radio broadcasts, including "Democracy's Denial," produced by Listening Between the Lines, Inc. for National Public Radio (2002), and on local radio talk-shows by WAAV in Wilmington. He teaches American history occasionally in the Graduate Liberal Studies/ MALS program at UNC Wilmington, and currently resides in Wilmington, N.C. with his wife and three children. In 2006 he published Poems from the Drink House, a collection of thirty-five poems.

Last Update: June 20, 2007