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Palmetto College

Faculty and Staff

John Abdalla

Title: Instructor of History
Department: Palmetto College Columbia
Palmetto College
Phone: 803-777-8155
Fax: 803-777-9357
Office: 901 Sumter Street
Byrnes Building 302C
Columbia, SC 29208
John Abdalla


University of South Carolina - BA Journalism
University of Memphis - MA History

Two-time recipient of the Stephen L. Dalton Distinguished Teacher Award,  USC-Fort Jackson (2000 and 2008). Inducted into the Mu Gamma Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda of the University of South Carolina National Honor Society - Teaching Adult Learners in Continuing Higher Education (2011).Recipient of the Provost DLQR grant for design of online HIST 111 and
HIST 112 courses (2018).


Book: ""Allen King: World War II American P.O.W."
Video: "The Early Years, autobiography in collaboration with Historic Columbia Foundation.
Paper: Lost Treasures - Reflections on the Lost Cultural Traits of my immigrant Lebanese Family -  gift to Historic Columbia Foundation.


HIST 101 - European Civilization Ancient to Mid-17th Century
HIST 102 - European  Civilization From the Mid-17th  Century
HIST 111 -  U.S. History to 1865
HIST 112 -  U.S. History Since 1865

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