Tom Okie

Assistant Professor of History and History Education

Contact Information

Office: Social Sciences (SO 22), Room 4093
Phone: 470-578-7731
Fax: 470-578-9149


Tom Okie is assistant professor of history and history education at KSU, and teaches classes in social science methods for pre-service middle and high school teachers, American history, and the history of food. Before coming to KSU in 2013, he taught at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2012, where he trained in American and environmental history, and his research focuses on the intersections of culture and agriculture, poverty and improvement, and land and landscape in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is currently working on a cultural and environmental history of the Georgia peach, based on his dissertation “Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia”: Culture and Agriculture in the American South, which won prizes from the Society of American Historians, the Agricultural History Society, the Southern Historical Association, and the University of Georgia Graduate School.

Program Members

Aguilar, Rudy
Bradley, Regina
Brown-Spiers, Miriam
Dickey, Jennifer
Dudenhoeffer, Larrie
Dyckhoff, Danelle
Gephardt, Katarina
Grooms, Tony
Hill, Rebecca
Keltner, Stacy
Kim, Na Lae
King, David
Lands, LeeAnn
LeBaron, Alan
Lewis, Catherine
Lieberman, Robbie
McClintock, Diana
McGrew, Mandy
Miller, Cherie
Niemann, Linda
Okie, Tom
Omidvar, Iraj
Piecuch, Jim
Powell, Tammy
Pynn, Tom
Richards, Anne
Silva, Ernesto
Thomas, Griselda
Way, Albert
Whitlock, Ugena
Wright, Trey