Professor and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Jeff Frederick became the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2016. He has a B.S.B.A (Marketing) as well as an M.A. (History) from the University of Central Florida. His Ph.D. is from Auburn University (History). His primary research field is the Study of the American South and he has published on a variety of topics including interest groups, female support for conservative politicians, NASCAR, southern culture and identity, southern governors during the civil rights era, and party politics in the South. He has published a lengthy biography of Alabama Governor George Wallace, as well as a short monograph, manuals, and a variety of journal articles, essays, and reviews. He recently finished writing a novel on the closing of a mill in a 1970's southern town.
He speaks frequently across the South on a variety of topics related to southern history and his work has appeared in a variety of traditional, electronic, and media platforms. He has both received and been nominated for variety of awards for teaching, scholarship, and service, and has served the University of North Carolina at Pembroke as both Professor of History, Chair of the History Department, and Faculty Athletic Representative. Prior to entering academia, Frederick spent eight years in the corporate world in marketing and management. He is engaged in a variety of community and charitable causes, is married to Melinda, and has three sons Logan, Jack, and Quinton. When not on campus, you might well find him reading, writing, gardening, running, and playing no defense whatsoever in half-court basketball games.