Professor and Department Chair

Biography

Fields of Study:  U.S. Social and Cultural History

Dr. Goodson’s work focuses primarily on the history of commercial entertainment in the United States. He is the author of Highbrows, Hillbillies, and Hellfire: Public Entertainment in Atlanta, 1880-1930 (Georgia, 2007), and co-editor of The Hank Williams Reader with Patrick Huber and David Anderson (Oxford, 2014).

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., History, Auburn University at Montgomery, 1988
  • M.A., History, Emory University, 1991
  • Ph.D., History, Emory University, 1995