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since 1957, was a specialist in European diplomatic
history. In 1968 he was appointed Dean of the
College. His work as Dean is discussed in other
chapters of this History. He became Professor
of History in 1977. (See page 23.)
Professor david l. smiley (B.A., M.A., Baylor;
Ph.D., Wisconsin) had come to Wake Forest in
1950 and had, almost immediately, acquired a
reputation as a singularly popular teacher. His
courses on the American South attracted large
numbers of students, and he was eagerly sought
by alumni who wanted to see and hear him again.
When some citizens of Winston-Salem published
and displayed what they called the “Best Poster
in Winston-Salem,” Smiley’s courses were listed
as the “Best” in the city. In 1968–1969 he was
Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Strasbourg
in France. His 1962 book, Lion of White Hall: The
Life of Cassius M. Clay, was reprinted in 1970.
In the fall of 1977 he was given the rare honor
of being named an honorary alumnus of Wake
Forest University. (See page 175.)
Professor lowellr.
tillett(B.A., Carson-
Newman; M.A., Co-
lumbia; Ph.D., North
Carolina), at Wake
Forest since 1956,
taught courses in
Russian history. He
was a frequent trav-
eler to the Soviet
Union and was the author of The Great Friendship:
Soviet Historians on the Nou-Russian Nation-
alities as well as articles in such magazines as
Esquire and Foreign Affairs.
Professor Wilfred buck yearns Jr. (B.A., Duke;
M.A., Georgia; Ph.D., North Carolina), at Wake
Forest since 1945, taught American history,
primarily the period of the Civil War and Recon-
struction. He was co-author of the Biographical
Register of the Confed-
erate Congress; co-
editor of North
Carolina Civil War
Documentary; and the
editor of two volumes
of The Papers of
Thomas Jordan Jarvis.
In 1968–1969, and
again in 1981–1982, he held a Fulbright Lecture-
ship at Jadavpur University in Calcutta.
Professor balkrishna govind gokhale (B.A.,
M.A., Ph.D., Bombay) was also Professor of
Asian Studies and Director of the Asian Studies
Program. That program is discussed elsewhere
in these faculty summaries.2
Associate Professor richard c. barnett (B.A.,
Wake Forest; M.Ed., Ph.D., North Carolina), a
member of the Department since 1961, taught
English history and was the author of Place,
Profit, and Power, a study of the servants of Sir
William Cecil. He was promoted to the rank of
Professor in 1976 and was chairman of the Depart-
ment from 1968 to 1975.
Associate Professor J. edwin hendricks (B.A.,
Furman, M.A., Ph.D., Virginia), who also came
to the Department in 1961, taught American
history and was co-author (with the late Wake
Forest Professor Charles Chilton Pearson) of
Liquor and Anti-Liquor in Virginia, 1619–1919
and author of Charles Thomson and the Making
of a New Nation 1729–1824. He also acquired a
keen scholarly interest in the history of Wake
Forest and its geographical environment and
was editor of Forsyth: The History of a County
on the March (a revised edition of a book by
Adelaide Fries). He was promoted to Professor
in 1975.
Associate Professor richard l. Zuber (B.S.,
Appalachian; M.A., Emory; Ph.D., Duke) joined
2
In The Wake Forest Magazine, XIV (September 1967), 10–14, is an article, “Gokhale of Wake Forest
University,” by Craven Williams.
Tillett
Yearns
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