Martin T. (Marty) Olliff | Troy University

Martin T. (Marty) Olliff

Martin T. (Marty) Olliff

Martin T. (Marty) Olliff



Ph.D., American History, Auburn University, June 1998 
MA, European History, Auburn University, August 1979 
B.S., Education, Auburn University, June 1976

Areas of Expertise:

United States History, particularly Gilded Age through the New Deal;
Archival Studies 
Historical Methods 
Public History 
History of Alabama


Dr. Olliff is currently a Professor of History and the Director of the Wiregrass Archives at the Dothan Campus. He received his Ph.D. in American History from Auburn, where his dissertation was entitled "From Craft to Profession: The American Culinary Federation and the Organizational Identity of Twentieth-Century Chefs." In 2008, the University of Alabama Press published his edited volume, The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama in World War I and in 2017 also published his Getting Out of the Mud: Alabama's Good Roads Movement and Highway Administration, 1898-1928.


Dr. Olliff has served on the governing board of the Alabama Historical Commission, the Alabama Governor's Mansion Commission, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Dothan Landmarks Foundation, and the Wiregrass Museum of Art; and as president or chairman of the Alabama Historical Association, Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Alabama Association of Historians, and the Society of Alabama Archivists. He also served on the editorial board of The Alabama Review: A Quarterly Journal of Alabama History and is currently on the editorial board of Provenance: Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists.


Courses Taught at TROY:

HIS 1111 US History To 1877 
HIS 1112 US History Since 1877 
HIS 3360 Introduction to Archives: Theory and Issues
HIS 3362 Archival Methods and Practices 
HIS 3375 Research and Methodology 
HIS 4414 / 5514 Emergence of Modern America
HIS 4415 / 5515 Contemporary US 
HIS 4470 Oral History 
HIS 4471 Local History 
HIS 4472 Records Management
HIS 4473 Archives Practicum 
HIS 4490 Senior Seminar for History 
HIS 6608 Colloquium in American History