Southern Miss Professor Greene honored by IHL as part of Black History Month

Southern Miss Professor Greene honored by IHL as part of Black History Month

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. Kevin Greene, associate professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and History at The University of Southern Mississippi, received special recognition today (Feb. 18) by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning during a Black History Month celebration in Jackson.

The IHL Board celebrates Black History Month each year by honoring university faculty and staff from the state's eight public institutions of higher learning, along with one distinguished community leader.

Greene, director of Undergraduate Programs, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Southern Miss, earned his doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2011 and arrived at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2012 as a visiting assistant professor of African American History.

He has taught courses in American history, African American history, World history, Research Methodology, and Musical history at various colleges and universities including the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, East Carolina University, and Wake Technical Junior College.

Greene specializes in U.S., African American, Vernacular Music, and Transnational history. His research investigates the intersections of African American community and identity development with consumer and music culture from both a national and transnational perspective, while focusing closely on the importance of blues and jazz in those formations.