Home / People / Dr. Timothy Vanderburg Dr. Timothy Vanderburg Professor of History Specializations: The New South, American Civil War, Industrialization Education Ph.D., Mississippi State University; M.A. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte; B.A. Gardner-Webb University Professor Vanderburg’s work focuses on the nature of paternalism at Cannon Mills and Kannapolis. A specialist in the twentieth-century South and a “Who’s Who Among American Teachers,” he teaches courses on the New South, the American Civil War, and US History. Selected Publications by Dr. Vanderburg Cannon Mills and Kannapolis: Persistent Paternalism in a Textile Town (University of Tennessee Press, 2013).