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Dr. Robert Andrew Gilmer

History Instructor



Office: 803.822.3395
Email: GilmerR@midlandstech.edu
Location: Airport Campus, RO, 112


  • Western Civilization to 1689 (HIS-101)
  • Western Civilization Post 1689 (HIS-102)
  • Native American History (HIS-113)
  • American History: Discovery to 1877 (HIS-201)
  • American History: 1877 to Present (HIS-202)


Robert A. Gilmer earned a doctoral degree in history at the University of Minnesota in 2011, specializing in environmental and American Indian history and has served as a post-doctoral fellow for the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina. He teaches a variety of courses in the History Program for the Humanities Department at Midlands Technical College, including both halves of Western Civilization, both halves of the US survey, and Native American history. He has written articles for the Journal of Mississippi History, Environmental Management, and The Radical History Review, and is currently working on a book manuscript examining Cherokee involvement in a series of controversies surrounding the construction of the Tellico Dam.


  • Humanities Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year, Midlands Technical College, 2013
  • Research Fellowship, Newberry Consortium on American Indian Studies, Summer 2009
  • CNN.com, “Most Intriguing People,” 25 June 2010

Professional Activities

  • “Snail Darters and Sacred Places: American Indian Sovereignty and the Creative Application of the Endangered Species Act”
  • “Coursing Through the Spill: Notes on Teaching Environmental Justice and Making the Academy Responsive to Contemporary Issues"
  • "Chickasaws, Tribal Laws, and the Mississippi Married Women's Property Act of 1839," Journal of Mississippi History 68, no. 2


  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • M.A. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
  • B.A. University of North Carolina-Asheville