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Citadel Professor and KA Alumnus Named to All-Southern Conference Faculty Team

buchanan2014Dr. Scott Buchanan (Theta Commission –  Citadel ’12) was recently named to the inaugural All-Southern Conference Faculty Team along with 9 other representatives, one from each of the other schools in the conference. He was selected by The Citadel to represent the institution based on his demonstrated service to the institution, proven record of high scholastic achievement among students, recognition for a research project or written academic piece, and contributions to campus life and the local community.  He will be presented a plaque and honored at a home basketball game institution.

Dr. Buchanan is an associate professor of political science and the Executive Director of The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics. He teaches Southern politics, state and local government, political institutions, and elections. He is frequently interviewed by the national media including, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and NPR, as well as a variety of state and regional media outlets. 

He is the author of Some of the People Who Ate My Barbecue Didn’t Vote for Me, the only published biography of Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin, who was a member of The Citadel Class of 1929. His most recent book is a collaborative work with Dr. Charles S. Bullock, III and Dr. Ronald K. Gaddie. The book brings attention to the infamous 1947 “three governors” controversy: The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia’s Progressive Politics. 

Dr. Buchanan has also written articles on realignment in Southern politics and has been involved in oral histories of Georgia political figures of the 1950s and 1960s. In addition, Dr. Buchanan is a past president of the Georgia Political Science Association.

Dr. Buchanan is also the 2015 recipient of the James A. Grimsley Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. 

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