Ryan Floyd

Ryan Floyd

  • Associate Professor of History; Social Studies Secondary Education Coordinator, Department of History & Philosophy
  • Faculty, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
LC 363 Carnell Learning Center

Ph.D., University of Alabama (2010)

B.S., Samford University (1998)



  • Floyd, R. and Downs, M. eds., The American South and the Great War, 1914-1924. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.  (Fall 2018)
  • Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the Coming of the Great War, August 1914-December 1915. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (2013)


  • Floyd, R. & Floyd, H.  Modernity and Anniston's Transformation From Model City to Toxic Town.   The Alabama Review.  (2016)
  • Looking Over the Horizon: The Birmingham Iron and Coal Industry's Interest in U.S. Expansionism during the 1890s in The Alabama Review. (2010)

PROCEEDINGS - Not Refereed (Full Paper)

  • Teaching History in the Electronic Era: Strategies for Connecting With Millennial Generation Learners in South Carolina Historical Association Annual Meeting. (2015)


  • American Neutrality: Interpretation and Application: 1776 – 1941. Dictionary of American History, Supplement: America in the World, 1776 to the Present. Charles Scribner's Sons. (2016)
  • America and the Great War. US History: 1877 to the Present. Milestone Documents. (2013: 8)
  • The Great War. World History: 1600 to the Present. Milestone Documents. (2013: 6)


  • "A Diarrhea of Plans and Constipation of Action": The Influence of Alabama Cotton Farmers, Merchants and Brokers on Anglo-American Diplomacy during the First World War, 1914-1915. Alabama Historical Association. Mobile, Alabama. (April, 2015)
  • Images that Define America. South Carolina Historical Association Annual Meeting. Columbia, South Carolina. (March, 2014)
  • Helping Our Students Survive Their First College Classroom Experience. Lander University Faculty Expo. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2014)
  • A Lesson in Good Will: Woodrow Wilson and the failure of Missionary Diplomacy Teaching American History in the Lakelands. Greenwood, South Carolina. (November, 2013)
  • Large Classes: Incorporating Discussion & Group Exercises to Lecture-Hall Classes. Lander University Faculty Expo. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2013)
  • Triad Short Answers in How to Implement Assessment in the Classroom Session II. Lander University Faculty Expo. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2012)
  • Historical Precedent and Woodrow Wilson's Neutrality Policy in 1914- 1915. South Carolina Historical Association. Columbia, South Carolina. (2012)
  • Alabama's Path to Modernity: Reconsidering the New South Perspective on Global and Regional Industrial Expansion. Alabama Historical Association. Livingston, Alabama. (2009)
  • Rejection of Benevolence: Woodrow Wilson and Grassroots Diplomacy during the 1914 U.S. Occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico. Southwest Social Science Association. New Orleans, Louisiana. (2005)