Faculty

Dr. Becky McIntyre

Associate Research Professor | Reading Initiative Coordinator

Dr. Becky McIntyre
615-494-8620
Room 224B, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama (2004)
  • M.S., Troy University, AL (1995)
  • B.A., University of Maryland, College Park (1986)

Areas of Expertise

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

History of Tourism

History of the American South


Biography

Currently, I am the Coordinator of the Reading History Initiative, an MTSU program that links reading classes with US History surveys. I am trained as a US historian with an emphasis on the American South. My interests are broad and include the history of tourism, identity, race, and women from the colonial period until the Civil Rights movement. I am currently working on a project that examines race, class, and identity through the 1893 trial of two African American men tried for t...

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Currently, I am the Coordinator of the Reading History Initiative, an MTSU program that links reading classes with US History surveys. I am trained as a US historian with an emphasis on the American South. My interests are broad and include the history of tourism, identity, race, and women from the colonial period until the Civil Rights movement. I am currently working on a project that examines race, class, and identity through the 1893 trial of two African American men tried for the murder of a prominent Maryland planter. I currently live in Murfreesboro with my husband and three daughters.

Selected Publications
McIntyre, Rebecca Cawood. Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011.

McIntyre, Rebecca Cawood. "Alabama Modern: Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and Sara Martin Mayfield" in Ashmore, Susan Youngblood and Dorr, Lisa Lindquist, eds. Alabama Women: Their Lives and Times. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017.

McIntyre, Rebecca Cawood. "Learn to Stand Alone: A History of Women" in Leone, Janice, ed. Middle Tennessee State University: A Centennial Legacy. Nashville: Twin Oaks Press, 2011.

McIntyre, Rebecca Cawood. "Promoting the Gothic South," Southern Cultures, Summer 2005.




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Mailing Address
Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
1301 E. Main Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
(615) 904-8164

Graduate Program
(615) 898-5798

All Other Inquiries
(615) 898-2631 

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Oral History Association

The executive offices of the Oral History Association have opened at MTSU and will be here for the next five years.

The office will be co-directed by Albert Gore Research Center Director Louis Kyriakoudes and History Professor Kristine McCusker.

The Offices are located in Peck Hall, Room 217.

Telephone: 615-898-2544