About Kevin 

Kev’s Story

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

This website started as a way to journal some of his educational 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 own pursuits of higher education and to those who have competed their journey.

Primary research interest: Hospital ships of the American Civil War, Civil War medicine and its diseases, and the life of disabled Civil War soldiers.  He is also studies socio-cultural, economic and racial problems during and directly after the American Civil War.  Secondary area of study: the socio-cultural impact of Confederate monuments on small Southern towns in Georgia, Alabama, Florida. And, the economics of slavery along the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint Rivera.

Kev started back on the road to higher education at the age of 49. His previous career of 20 plus years, 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.

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

He is a member of:

American Historical Association | Organization of American Historians  | The Southern Historical Association |The Florida Historical Society | Society of Civil War Historians | National Council on Public History | Apalachicola Area Historical Society |  Veterans of Foreign Wars |The American Legion | Paralyzed Veterans of America

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