Dan J. Puckett | Troy University

Dan J. Puckett

Dan J. Puckett

Dan J. Puckett, Ph.D

Professor of History
Patterson Hall 218
Troy, AL 36082 
Telephone: 1-334-808-6685 


B.S., University of West Alabama
M.A.T., University of West Alabama
Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Areas of Expertise:

The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, World War II, Southern Jewish History, 20th Century Alabama History


Dr. Puckett joined TROY University in 2005 where he teaches modern European history. His research interests are in the Holocaust and Southern Jewish history. He is the author of In the Shadow of Hitler: Alabama Jews, the Second World War, and the Holocaust, published by the University of Alabama Press in 2014. His work has appeared in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Southern Jewish History, Alabama Review, and Alabama Heritage, among other publications. He is completing another study, “The Jim Crow of All the Ages: Adolf Hitler and Civil Rights in the Heart of Dixie, 1933-1948” (also to be published by the University of Alabama Press), as well as working on a study of southern Jews in the Civil Rights Movement.

Puckett has been a Starkoff Fellow at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and a Chancellor’s Fellow at TROY University. He was appointed as the chair of the Alabama Holocaust Commission by Governor Robert Bentley. He currently serves as the vice-president/president-elect of the Southern Jewish Historical Society, and on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Holocaust Organizations and the Alabama Historical Association, and the Executive Council of the Association of Alabama Historians. Puckett lives in Wetumpka, Alabama, with his daughter Mae.


TROY European Study Abroad Tours:

2009 Paris and the Loire Valley
2010 The History of the Holocaust
2011 Government and Politics in Europe
2012 The Renaissance in Italy
2013 The Treasures of Greece
2014 The British Isles
2015 Eastern Europe
2016 Paris, the Chateaux, and Normandy
2017 The Reformation in Germany

Courses taught at TROY :

HIS1101 Western Civilization I
HIS1102 Western Civilization II
HIS1112 US History Since 1877
HIS3343 Age of Absolutism
HIS3344 Age of Reason
HIS3375 Research and Methodology
HIS4402/5502 19th Century Europe
HIS4403/5503 20th Century Europe
HIS4445/5545 Modern Germany
HIS4490 Senior Seminar
HIS4495/5595 Nazi Germany
HIS4495/5595 History of the Holocaust
HIS6612 Seminar in Contemporary Europe
HIS6660 Holocaust and Genocide
HIS6696 United States in World War II