Assistant Professor of History, Social Science Secondary Ed. Coordinator, Executive Historian for the Teaching American History Lakelands Program
A native of New Orleans, Dr. Floyd earned his B.S. in Social Science Education at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and his doctorate in history from the University of Alabama. At Lander, Dr. Floyd teaches upper division courses that explore 19th and 20th century U.S. foreign relations, military history and the American South. He is also the Social Science Secondary Education Coordinator and Executive Historian for the Teaching American History Lakelands program. In his first two years at Lander, he received the 2011-2012 Young Faculty Teaching Award and reorganized the secondary social studies program, which is currently Nationally Recognized by the National Council for Accreditation and Teacher Education. He has focused his research on late 19th and early 20th century U.S. foreign relations. Recently Palgrave Macmillan published his book entitled Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the Beginning of the Great War, August 1914 - December 1915. Dr. Floyd and his wife have three children. In his 'free time' Dr. Floyd enjoys hanging out with his family, fly fishing, hacking his way around the links and watching football.
Young Faculty Teaching Award, 2011-2012
Young Faculty Scholar Award, 2013-2014
U.S. Foreign Relations, First World War
U.S. Foreign Relations 1776 to the present
Early and Modern America
First and Second World Wars