Lee Ann Caldwell

Lee Ann Caldwell, PhD

Professor of History
Director of the Center for the Study of Georgia History
University Historian in Residence



Dr. Caldwell researches and publishes on women’s history, Georgia history, and colonial American history. In 2011 her textbook Georgia: Its Heritage and Its Promise was published by Clairmont Press. She is on the editorial board of the Georgia Historical Quarterly. She is currently the co-editor of the Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians and in 2011 won that organization’s triennial Piper Award for service to the profession of history in the state of Georgia.

In 2013 she served GAH president for the second time, having previously served in 2002, and continues to serve on the executive committee. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the St. George Tucker Society of Southern Studies and is a member of the Southern Historical Association and the Southern Association for Women Historians.

Her current research projects include a second volume to the history of Augusta College/Augusta State University, a second volume to the history of the Medical College of Georgia, an update to The Story of Augusta, and a study of family and race in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. She currently serves on the Board of Selections for Georgia Women of Achievement and locally on the Executive Board of Historic Augusta (where she is 2nd vice president and chair of the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home), the Board of the Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society, the Adult Class Committee of the Leadership Augusta program and on the Advisory Council of that organization, the Civil War 150 Symposium Consortium, the Laney-Walker Heritage Trail Committee of the city of Augusta, the Augusta Advisory Board for Georgia Public Broadcasting, on the Executive Board of CSRA Women in Philanthropy, and is President of the Augusta Author’s Club. In 2008, she received the Governor’s Award in the Humanities.

Education: PhD, MA, University of Georgia; BA, University of Tennessee