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B.S., University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1981
M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1991
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1998
Dr. Mary Waalkes is an associate professor of history at East Georgia State College in Augusta where she currently teaches the U. S. history survey and Western Civilization courses. She received her B.S. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1981. She received her M.A. in History from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991 and her Ph.D. in History from the same institution in 1998. She previously taught at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia, and at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. She has co-authored an article on civil rights in the Chattanooga/Cleveland/and Polk County area and has written several book reviews. While at Brewton-Parker College, she served as curator of the Montgomery County Historic Village.
Dr. Waalkes is a board member of the Georgia Association of Historians and attends the annual GAH conference. Living across the Savannah River in North Augusta, South Carolina, Dr. Waalkes also attends annual symposiums presented by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
Dr. Waalkes’ primary research interests are in southern history and African American history.
She is currently working on the diary of Thomas Benton Conner Cooper. Her primary research interests are in southern history and African American history.