Dr. Adam Wilson
538 University Street
145 Gooch Hall
Martin, TN 38238
Dr. Adam Wilson joined the Office of Educational Outreach at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2011 as faculty member of the Department of History and Philosophy. More recently, Dr. Wilson took on the role of Director of our Online Programs in 2016. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. His major area of research is African American history, and he specializes in the "long civil rights movement" and African Americans' service in the military throughout America's wars.
In 2015, Dr. Wilson's first manuscript, African American Army Officers of World War I: A Vanguard of Equality in War and Beyond, was published. The monograph addresses the roles played by African Americans officers of World War I in fighting for civil rights as they confronted discrimination and bigotry both on the home front and abroad in their military service while also detailing their continued efforts to end segregation and inequality after the war.
Dr. Wilson frequently presents on his research including a recent trip to the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, for the Western Front Association & The Great War Society's Joint National Seminar. He has contributed to several Encyclopedias including The Mississippi Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Modern Middle East Wars: A Social, Political, and Military History, and American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection.