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Faculty Profile

John R Neff

Arch Dalrymple III Department of History
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY & DIRECTOR OF CIVIL WAR RESEARCH CENTER
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322 BISHOP
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-3969
Joined UM: 08/10/1999

Brief Bio

Dr. John Neff, Associate Professor of History and Director of The Center for Civil War Research, joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 1999. The following year, he was invited to participate in the placing of a monument to the Eleventh Mississippi Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg National Military Park. His first book, Honoring the Civil War Dead: Commemoration and the Problem of Reconciliation, appeared in 2005 from the University Press of Kansas. That year, he was also named the College of Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year. In 2009 he received the Elsie B. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award and also became director of the Center for Civil War Research, whose annual activities include hosting a conference of the Civil War era, awarding the Wiley-Silver prize for the best first book published on the Civil War era, and organizing the Burnham Lecture, which brings distinguished scholars of the Civil War era to campus to share their work. He is currently at work on research into the legacy of the Civil War in Chicago, a project tentatively entitled City of Memory.

Degrees

BA
HISTORY
CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY/POMONA, CALIFORNIA (1989)
MA
HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA/RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA (1993)
PHD
HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA/RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA (1998)

Awards

College of Liberal Arts - Outstanding Teacher of the Year
2005
University of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year
2009
Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award
2009