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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina



Roy Talbert


South Carolina history

Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Roy Talbert Jr., professor of history, joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 1979. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Furman University in 1965 and a master's degree and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1967 and 1971, respectively. He completed post-doctoral study at Harvard University in 1981 and Pepperdine University in 1983.

From 1970 to 1972, Talbert was an Army captain on the General Staff at the Pentagon, working for the Assistant Chief of Staff of Intelligence.

Talbert joined Coastal as vice chancellor of academic affairs. He became a professor of history in 1989 and chaired Coastal's history department from 1991 to 2001.

His published works include "Coastal Carolina University: The First 50 Years," "So Much To Be Thankful For: The Conway National Bank & the Economic History of Horry County," "Negative Intelligence: The Army and the American Left" and "FDR's Utopia: Arthur Morgan and the TVA," which led to an appearance on The History Channel.

His area of expertise is South Carolina history.

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