Donald DeVore retired from the University of South Alabama on June 1, 2017
B.A., Southern University at New Orleans
M.A., University of New Orleans
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Donald E. DeVore has a Ph.D. in American history from Louisiana State University with a specialization in American and African American history. He is a professor of history and joined the University of South Alabama faculty in 2006. Previous professional experiences include associate professor of history at Louisiana State University, executive director of the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and dean of the Evening and Weekend College at Southern University at New Orleans.
In addition to survey courses in United States history, he teaches upper-level courses in African American history, modern United States history, and research seminars in American history. His graduate courses include the Teaching of History and Archival Practice.
Professor DeVore is the author of Defying Jim Crow: African American Community Development and the Struggle for Racial
Equality in New Orleans, 1900-1960. He is co-author of Crescent City Schools: Public Education in New Orleans, 1841-1991. The book has been used by educators, policymakers, and teacher education students.
His current research project examines the origins and development of black public
colleges from 1865 to 1970, with an initial focus on several Lower South states such
as Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Defying Jim Crow: African-American Community Development and the Struggle for Racial Equality in New Orleans, 1900-1960. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015.
Crescent City Schools: Public Education in New Orleans, 1841-1991 (co-authored with Joseph Logsdon). Lafayette: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 1991.
HY 135 U.S. History to 1877
HY 136 U.S. History Since 1877
HY 377 African-American Experiences
HY 390 History of the Civil Rights Movement
HY 431/531 African-American Ideology and Leadership
HY 436 Modern U.S. I: 1877-1945 (W)
HY 441 Undergraduate U.S. Research Seminar
HY 592 The Teaching of History
HY 595 Archival Practice