Brent J. Aucoin

Brent J. Aucoin

Brent J. Aucoin

Professor of History
Associate Dean of the College for Academic Affairs

Discipline: History
Teaching Since: 2004
Area: Theological Studies
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B.A. Louisiana State University
M.A. Miami University (Oxford, OH)
Ph.D. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville


Dr. Aucoin has been teaching at Southeastern since 2004, and also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The College at Southeastern. He is particularly interested in post-Civil War Southern history, race relations and American religious history. He is married to his wife, Amanda, who is also a professor at the college, and they have four sons. He is the author, most recently, of Thomas Goode Jones: Race, Politics and Justice in the New South (University of Alabama Press, 2016)



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