Kevin Boyd Witherspoon

Kevin B. Witherspoon

Associate Professor of History, Project Director, Teaching American History in the Lakelands
Ph.D., Florida State University (2003)
M.A., University of Maine (1996)
B.A., Florida State University (1993)



CLASSES TAUGHT
Course Num Course Title
HIPD-552 The American Rev. & New Nation
HIPD-552 U.S. History 1850 - 1929
HIPD-552 US History Since 1929
HIPD-552 The American Revolution
HIST-112 United States Hist Since 1877
HIST-113 The U.S. Since 1933
HIST-306 Latin America
HIST-345 United States, 1877-1921
HIST-346 US History 1920-1945
HIST-347 The US & the Cold War 1945-91
HIST-348 U.S. Cultural Hist. since 1900
HIST-349 1968: America and the World
HIST-371 Sport in World History
HIST-390 US History Before the 20th Cen
HIST-391 US & World in 20th Century
HIST-441 1968: US & the World
HIST-441 American Sports History
HIST-441 History of Sport
HIST-441 Race & Ethnicity in the US
HIST-441 Sports in America
HIST-441 The Cold War Through Film
HIST-441 U S and the Cold War
HIST-441 U S Culture in 20th Century
HIST-441 1968: America & the World
HIST-441 United States Hist, 1920-1945
HIST-490 Internship
HIST-499 Thesis
HONS-296 1968: Year That Changed World

BOOKS
  • Before the Eyes of the World: Mexico and the 1968 Olympic Games. Northern Illinois University Press. (2008: 224)
CHAPTERS, CASES, READINGS, SUPPLEMENTS
  • Fuzz Kids and Musclemen: The U.S./Soviet Basketball Rivalry, 1965-75. Diplomatic Games: An International History of Sport and Foreign Relations since 1945. (2013)
ARTICLES - REFEREED
  • Going to the Fountainhead: Black American Athletes as Diplomats in Africa, 1970-71 in The International Journal of the History of Sport. (2013)

PRESENTATIONS
  • The Cleveland Workers' Olympiad of 1936 and Opposition to the Nazi Olympics. North American Society of Sports Historians Annual Conference. Denver, United States of America. (May, 2014)
  • The Scopes Trial and Evolution: a History of Controversy. Teaching American History in the Lakelands. Greenwood, South Carolina. (February, 2014)
  • Gilded Age America on Display. Teaching American History in the Lakelands. Greenwood, South Carolina. (September, 2013)
  • Heart-Warming to Come Back Home: Black American Athletes as Diplomats in Africa, 1970-71. North American Society of Sports Historians Annual Conference. Halifax, Canada-Nova Scotia. (May, 2013)
  • 1968: The Year that Rocked the Nation. Lander University's Distinguished Speaker Series. Greenwood, South Carolina. (February, 2013)
  • Teaching American History in the Lakelands and the Teaching with Primary Sources Program. Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Sources 2012 Eastern Region Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (June, 2012)
  • 'Back to Africa:' Black American Athletes as Diplomats in Africa during the Cold War. South Carolina Historical Association Annual Meeting. Columbia, South Carolina. (March, 2012)
  • The Olympics, 1968-80: Harmonizing Influence and Security Nightmare. Peace Studies Conference. Greenwood, South Carolina. (March, 2012)
  • Guns in the Land of Harmony: Security and the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada. (November, 2011)
  • Is the Constitution Really Colorblind? And, do we want it to be?. Midyear Retreat, Teaching American History in South Carolina. Winnsboro, South Carolina. (February, 2011)
  • Operation Homerun, the Sports Corps, and other Adventures in Sports Diplomacy, 1955-1965. North American Society of Sports Historians Annual Conference. Austin, Texas. (2011)
  • Historians Debate the Nature of the Cold War. Teaching American History program. Columbia, South Carolina. (November, 2010)
  • Historians Debate: Who Ended the Cold War?. Teaching American History program. Columbia, South Carolina. (November, 2010)
  • Historians Debate: Who Started the Cold War?. History Educator's Forum. Columbia, South Carolina. (October, 2010)
  • A Home of Its Own: Placing Sport in the Historiography of the Cold War. North American Society of Sports Historians Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. (May, 2010)
  • Contesting the Fitness Gap: U.S./Soviet Sporting Exchanges During the Cold War. North American Society of Sports Historians Annual Conference. Asheville, North Carolina. (May, 2009)
  • Mexico '68: Forty Years Later. The Legacy of 1968: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (April, 2008)
  • War Between the Lines: Sport and Diplomacy in the Cold War. Lander University's Distinguished Speaker Series. Greenwood, South Carolina. (February, 2008)
  • Thin Air and Lofty Dreams: The Altitude Controversy and the Mexico City Olympics of 1968. American Historical Association Annual Conference. Washington, District of Columbia. (January, 2004)
  • Building for Legitimacy: Mexico, the Cold War, and the Bid for the 1968 Olympics. World History Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia. (June, 2003)