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Office: 308 Humber-White House

Office phone: 478-445-3515

E-mail address: bob.wilson@gcsu.edu

 

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Robert J. Wilson III, Professor of History

Professor of History/University Historian

308 Humber-White House   
478-445-3515
bob.wilson@gcsu.edu

Fields: 

U.S. 18th Century
Religion in America

Publications:   

Ebenezer Gay and the Rise of Rational Religion in New England, 1696-1787 (U. Penn. Press, 1984) 

The Centennial History of Georgia College (Milledgeville, Ga, 1990) 

"Oliver Hardy in Georgia. 1903-1913," GEORGIA HISTORICAL QUARTERLY 97  (Fall/Winter, 2003).

Classes Taught:  

Colonial America; Revolution America 
Religion in America
Jefferson and His Times
Local History; The 1960s
Historical Research and Writing
History of Jazz

Current Projects: Articles on William Montgomery Green, important Georgia educatory of the early 19th Century; The world of  Daniel Mulford and Georgia's old capitol, 1811.

Recent Awards:

Dr. Wilson has received several awards from Georgia College. He won an Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995 and in 1998 received the Irene Rose community service award. He was also named the Distinguished Professor for 2001 at Georgia College.

Dr. Bob Wilson received a Faculty Research grant to travel to Ireland in May, 2014. His purpose was to research the life of William Montgomery Green (1767-1846), a leader in the United Irish Rebellion of 1798. After the Rebellion was crushed by the British, Green escaped to France, worked his way to the University of Georgia in 1814 where he taught physics, resigned in 1818 and came to Milledgeville where he ran a very successful male academy for nearly 39 years. Through the research in Trinity College in Dublin, Wilson was able to shed further light on this mysterious figure, including his real name (Green was an alias).

 



 

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