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Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Tim Vanderburg
Dr. Tim Vanderburg is chair and associate professor of History for the Department of Social Sciences at Gardner-Webb University.
With a Doctor of Philosophy in History from Mississippi State University, a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Bachelor of Arts from Gardner-Webb College, Dr. Vanderburg has taught numerous GWU history courses, including Western Civilization, Global Understanding, the U.S. in the Twentieth Century, the New South and North Carolina History.
Dr. Vanderburg is part of the Southern Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, and the North Carolina Association of Historians. He’s also received numerous awards and recognition, including a Certificate of Excellence in Teaching in the GOAL Program in 2010, an awarded Sabbatical in 2008, and inclusion in 2007’s Who’s Who in America.
Dr. Vanderburg’s current research explores the type of paternalism used by Cannon Mills. Included in his investigation is the nature of Cannon’s paternalism and why it was different and so persistent. He is under contract with the University of Tennessee Press to develop this research into a book with the current title “Cannon Mills and Kannapolis: Paternalism in a Southern Mill Town.”