Dr. Daryl A. Carter

Dr. Carter

(423) 439-7429
Rogers-Stout 108

Associate Professor

Graduate Coordinator

Northeast District Coordinator/ Tennessee History Day

B.S., 2004 East Tennessee State University
M.A., 2006, East Tennessee State University
Ph.D., 2011, The University of Memphis


About Dr. Carter:

Dr. Daryl A. Carter is associate professor of history and graduate coordinator for the Department of History.  I joined the faculty at ETSU in August 2008.  In 2004, I received the B.S. in Political Science degree from ETSU.  In 2006, I received the M.A. in History degree from ETSU.  In 2011, I was awarded the Ph.D. in History degree from The University of Memphis.  My area of expertise is 20th century and 21st century American political history.  Specifically, I examine and study The New Deal, The Fair Deal, The New Frontier, The Great Society, Conservatism, The Age of Reagan, President William Jefferson Clinton, and the Obama era.  Moreover, I look at the intersections of race, class, and gender, and how they impact American political history. 

My scholarship is diverse and wide-ranging.  I am the author of the forthcoming book, President Clinton, African Americans, and The Politics of Race & Class (The University of Arkansas, 2015).  My work has been presented at both regional and national conferences, in encyclopedias and book chapters.  As I wrap-up my work on President Clinton I am also working on two new book-length projects, a study of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Liberalism Since 1980.  Equally important, I strongly believe in the need to disseminate information, scholarship, and knowledge to as many people as possible.  To that end I am frequently interviewed by media figures.  My articles have appeared in The Tennessean (Nashville), Commercial Appeal (Memphis), and The Johnson City Press (Johnson City, Tennessee). 

I am also involved in various activities across Tennessee.  Gov. Bill Haslam appointed me to the Great War Commission in 2014.  Also, I serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Humanities Tennessee, which is a state component to the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Presently, I serve as associate editor of Critical Conversations: Interdisciplinary Journal.  This journal is a Tennessee Board of Regents initiative designed to highlight research in the system.  

Professional Memberships

            American Historical Association

            Organization of American Historians

            Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Statewide Professional Service

            Great War Commission/Commissioner/State of Tennessee

            Humanities Tennessee/Board of Directors

Community Service

            Allocations Committee/United Way of Washington County, Tennessee   


Areas of Academic Specialty 
U.S. since 1877
  20th Century U.S. Political History
  20th Century African American history