Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Tim Vanderburg

Dr. Tim Vanderburg is chair and 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 recent book Cannon Mills and Kannapolis: Persistent Paternalism in a Textile Town investigates the nature of Cannon's paternalism and why it was different and so persistent.