About Kevin

Kev’s Story

Kevin is a Ph.D. Student at Liberty University (2022). He has a Master’s in Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University (2018), and his BA in Sociology / Anthropology from Florida International University (2016).

 

Kev, started this website to journal some of his experiences, projects and papers, while pursuing his Ph.D. at Liberty. This site will also host papers written while studying at Johns Hopkins and Florida International University. The intention is to share his work with those who are starting out in their pursuit of higher education, those on their way, and to those who have completed their journey.

 

Primary Research interest is in researching the lives of  black soldiers during the American Civil War / World War One, as well as, a study of Civil War medicine, the wars diseases, and the lives of the post war disabled soldiers, both physical and mental.

Secondary Research: Social-cultural, economic, and racial issues during the Antebellum and Reconstruction period, with a focus on the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint rivers.

Third Area: Socio-cultural impact of Confederate monuments on small Southern towns in Georgia, Alabama, and Northern Florida.

Back to School:

Kev started back on the road to higher education at the age of 49. His previous career was in the electrical – electronics profession which ended with the onset of medical complications due to Chiari Malformation.   He is a veteran of the United States Navy, served on three aircraft carriers, the U.S.S. Forrestal, U.S.S. Kennedy, and the U.S.S. America, where he worked on aircraft electrical systems.

Honors:

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, and Golden Key

Society Memberships:

The American Historical Association | Organization of American Historians | American Anthropological Association |  The Florida Historical Society | The Southern Historical Association | The Society of Civil War Historians | The Apalachicola Area Historical Society | National Council on Public History | Society for History in the Federal Government  | Society for Disability Studies | The Disability History Association.

Veteran Affiliates

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, and The Paralyzed Veterans of America

He lives with his wife in Florida’s Big Bend region.