"My hope is that there will be no need for a separate study of women in history at some point because the people I teach will automatically look for women's participation in the past and wonder why they are not there if they are missing. I am also determined, especially in my Writing History course and upper level courses, to treat my students as professionals who share my enthusiasm for my research as I share in theirs."
Dr. Sheila Phipps completed her Ph.D. in History at the College of William & Mary in 1998. She primarily studies issues pertaining to women, gender, colonial and nineteenth-century America, and the Civil War. In addition to teaching, Dr. Phipps acted as the Undergraduate Advising Coordinator between 2011-2015.
Ph.D. College of William and Mary
Areas of Study
United States History, Women's/Gender History, U.S. Colonial and Early Republican History
HIS 3424 American Women & Law
HIS 3222 History of Colonial America
HIS 3510 Women and the Civil War (Junior Honors Seminar)
HIS 2800 Writing History: Good Wives, Wenches, and Witches
HIS 2800 Writing History: "Appreciate All the Little Curses": Cross-Gender Labor during the American Civil War
"'Appreciate All the Little Curses': Crossing the Boundaries of Gendered Labor."
A book-length study that compares and contrasts the efforts of both men and women during the Civil War to take on tasks normally assigned to the opposite sex.
"Rose O'Neal Greenhow: 'Bearer of Dispatches to the Confederate Government,'" in Michele Gillespie and Sally McMillen, eds., North Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Vol. I. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2014, 73-93.
Co-Editor (with Jonathan Wells, Temple University), Entering the Fray: Gender, Culture, and Politics in the New South, University of Missouri Press, 2010.
Editor, Migration and Settlement Section, Encyclopedia of Appalachia, University of Tennessee Press, 2006.
Genteel Rebel: The Life of Mary Greenhow Lee, Louisiana State University Press Fall/Winter, 2004.
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Department of History
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-6005
Fax: (828) 262-4976