Associate Professor of History and Commons

Ph.D., History, University of Tennessee
M.A., History, Marshall University
B.A., History, Concord University

Campus Phone: Ext. 5692
Came to Tusculum: 2006

Dr. Angela Frye Keaton earned her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2006 after completing her dissertation entitled, “Unholstered and Unquestioned: The Rise of Post-World War II American Gun Cultures.”

Dr. Keaton teaches U. S. survey courses and modern African and Asian history classes. In addition, she offers upper-division courses on gender history, historical research and writing, modern America, and American popular culture. She also incorporates service-learning projects into many of her history courses. Past service projects have included students conducting research in local archives to produce original research papers which were later donated to the local historical society.

While at Tusculum, she has served in a variety of faculty leadership positions, including serving as the director of the Warren W. Hobbie Center for Civic Advancement and as a member of the College Council, Director of the Honors Program, the Teaching and Professional Growth Committee, Assessment Committee,  and the QEP Implementation Team. In 2008-2009, she received the Tusculum College Excellence in Teaching and Campus Leadership Award.

In addition, Dr. Keaton recently published an article entitled “Backyard Desperadoes: American Attitudes Concerning Toy Guns in the Cold War Era” in the Journal of American Culture. The publication earned the Carl Bode Award for the best article published in the Journal of American Culture in 2010. She also continues work on her dissertation manuscript and several articles on teaching and pedagogy.

In her spare time Dr. Keaton enjoys fly fishing, antiquing, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Courses I teach:

HIST 102 West & the World, I and II
HIST 201 & 202 U.S. History Survey, I and II
HIST 112 Historical Writing and Research

HIST 220 American Popular Culture

HIST 311 Modern Asia
HIST 322 Modern America
HIST 332 Modern Africa, 1800 – Present
HIST 339 History and Uses of Gender

HIST 480 Citizens Issues in a Global Era

CMNS 251 Theory and Practice of Citizenship