Dr. Daniel Hutchinson

Dr. Daniel Hutchinson
Dr. Daniel Hutchinson
Chair & Associate Professor,

Meet Dr. Daniel Hutchinson

Graduated from Belmont Abbey College in 2002 with a B.A. in History and returned to teach in 2011 after receiving his M.A. from University of Alabama-Birmingham and his Ph.D. from Florida State University. Teaches classes including US History, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War and Digital Humanities.

Received the Adrian Award for Excellence in Teaching from Belmont Abbey College in 2015. Is a member of Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society (of which he served as Faculty Advisor for 4 years).

Presenting research on 20th century US history, World War II, and the history of the American south.

“While history doesn’t repeat itself, the past can offer us guidance, inspiration, and solace in the present.”

Examples of the classes taught by Dr. Daniel Hutchinson:

  • FS101 – The First Year Symposium (Fall 2011-2013, 2015)
  • HI101 – The History of Western Civilization, Part I (annually)
  • HI102 – The History of Western Civilization, Part II (annually)
  • HI204 – The History of the United States Since 1877 (Fall 2011)
  • HI301 – Socrates vs. Confucius: Comparative Political Cultures in World
  • History (Fall 2013)
  • HI313 – The Old South (Fall 2014)
  • HI333 – World War II (Spring 2012 & 2015)
  • HI334 – Religion and Revolution in Early America (Fall 2012 & 2015)
  • HI385 – The Cold War (Spring 2013 & 2016)
  • HI400 – Thomas More Scholars History Seminar (Spring 2014)
  • HI401 – Coordinating Seminar for the Senior Thesis (Spring 2012-2016)
  • HI403 – The Civil Rights Movement (Fall 2013 & Summer 2015)
  • HO455 – Honors Institute History Seminar (Spring 2014)
  • PhD. – American History, Florida State University (2011)
  • M.A. – History, University of Alabama-Birmingham (2005)
  • B.A. – History, Belmont Abbey College (2002)


  • “Defending the Lands of Their Ancestors: The African American Military Experience in Africa During World War II.” Judith Byfield and Carolyn Brown, eds. Africa During World War II (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015): 401-420.
  • “’We are the most fortunate of prisoners’: The Axis POW Experience At Camp Opelika, Alabama, During World War II.” Alabama Review 64 (October 2011): 285- 320. Winner of the Milo B. Howard Award from the Alabama Historical Association, for the best article published in The Alabama Review from 2010-2011.
  • “Catholics and Jim Crow: Recent Scholarship on Southern Catholicism during the Civil Rights Movement,” Journal of Southern Religion 12(2010):
  • “The Oasis: The Fort McClellan Prisoner of War Camp During World War II,” Alabama Heritage 89 (Summer 2008): 40-52. “Guests Behind Barbed Wire: German Prisoner of War Camps In Alabama During World War II,” Vulcan Historical Review, 9 (Fall 2005): 118-131
  • “Spirits, Flim-Flam, and Exposé: The Tumultuous Relationship of Harry Houdini and Spiritualism,” Vulcan Historical Review, 1 (Spring 2003): 22-41 Book Reviews: Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives. Michael Ezra, ed. (Perspectives in American Social History Series. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2009). H-Net Reviews. October 2009.
  • The American Enemy: The History of French Anti-Americanism. By Philippe Roger, translated by Sharon Bowman. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005) NeoAmericanist, Volume 5 (Spring/Summer 2009).
  • “I Must Be a Part of This War”: One Man’s Fight Against Hitler and Nazism. By Patricia Kollander, with John O’Sullivan (Fordham University Press, 2005) H-Net Reviews. November 2006.
  • Rip It Up And Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984. By Simon Reynolds. (Penguin Books, 2006). NeoAmericanist, Volume 2 (Fall 2006/Winter 2007).
  • Given Up For Dead: American GI’s in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Berga. By Flint Whitlock (Westview Press, 2005) On Point: The Journal of Army History. Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 2006): 43-44. POWs and the Great War: Captivity in the Eastern Front. By Alon Rachamimov (Berg Publishers, 2002). Vulcan Historical Review, Volume 9 (Fall 2005): 162-164.
  • No Saloon in the Valley: The Southern Strategy of Texas Prohibitionists in the 1880’s. By James D. Ivy (Baylor University Press, 2003). The Southern Historian. Volume 25, 1 (Spring 2004): 91-93.
  • Schools Behind Barbed Wire: The Untold Story of Wartime Internment and the Children of Arrested Enemy Aliens. By Karen L. Riley (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). The Southern Historian. Volume 25, 1 (Spring 2004): 107-109.
  • International Conferences July 2013: Conference Rapporteur, Young Leader’s Conference, American Council on Germany. Munich and Berlin, Germany. April 2009:
  • “I am ready for death now any minute”: Resistance, Motivation, and Repatriation of Soviet POWs Held in America During the Second World War.” Coming Home? Conflict and Return Migration in Twentieth-Century Europe. University of Southampton, United Kingdom. November 2005 – Moderator, “Prisoners of War,” Memory Hall Session at International World War Two Conference. National D-Day Museum, New Orleans, LA. (POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE KATRINA)
  • National Conferences July 2015 – “1929 Loray Mill Strike Prototype for Reacting to the Past.” Reacting to the Past Game Development Conference, Athens, GA.
  • March 2013 – “The Bus As Battleground: African American Soldiers and Public Transportation during World War II.” Society of Military History Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • October 2012 – “Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Repatriation of Soviet POWs in the United States During World War II.” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI.
  • June 2011 – “Southern (In)Hospitality: Military Bases and Civil-Military Relations in the American South During World War II.” The Society of Military History Annual Meeting, Lisle, IL.
  • November 2010 – “Caught Between Sickle and Swastika: The Odyssey and Repatriation of Soviet POWs Held in the United States During the Second World War.” Southern Historical Association Meeting, Charlotte,, NC.
  • June 2010 – “Hamlets Into Boomtowns: Military Installations and the Transformation of the Rural South During World War II.” Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

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