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Faculty and Staff

David Decker

Title: Associate Professor of History
Department: Division of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
USC Sumter
Email: ddecker@uscsumter.edu
Phone: 803-938-3773
Resources: Merit Page
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Teaches or has taught the following courses

History 101
History 102
History 111
History 112
History 104
History 106
Geog. 103
Geog. 121
History 347
History 352

Education

Ph.D. Michigan State University
M.A. Michigan State University
B.S. Lancaster Bible college

Publications

016-17 Article in Desperta-Ferro-Ediciones “Tribal Composition of the Mahdi’s Army”

2016-17 Article in Desperta-Ferro-Ediciones “The Siege of Khartoum”

2016-17 Article in Desperta-Ferra-Ediciones "British Strategic and Tactical Actions in WW I Middle East"

2003 Book Review published online by H-Africa of Petterson, Donald, Sudan: Political Islam, Conflict, and Catastrophe, Westview: 1999.

1998 “Females and the State in Mahdist Kordofan,” in Kevane and Stiansen,eds., Kordofan Invaded: Peripheral Incorporation and Social Transformation in Islamic Africa, E.J. Brill, Amsterdam
1987 Co-Author, International Studies And Programs At Michigan State University, Michigan State University: Michigan State University Press, 1987

1985 "A Case of Plagiarism Exposed" Slavic Review 44, 1 April 1985

1984 DEVRES: Identification of Agricultural Research Needs in 17 African Countries, co-author, volumes on Angola, Botswana, Chad, Lesotho, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta (Bourkina Faso), DEVRES, (Development Research, Washington, D.C.)/MUCIA (Agency for International Development), 1984

Presentations

2008 “El-Obeid, 1820-1885: A Study of the Intra-and Inter-Urban Development of a Sudanese Urban Complex.” Presented at the Fall SERSAS (Southeast Regional Seminar of African Studies) Meeting

2006 “Inter-Ethnic Community Relations in Southern Kordofan Past, Present and Future,” Presented at the 7th International Sudan Studies Association Conference, University of Bergen, Norway

2004 “The Impact of Muhammad Ahmed’s Revolt on Interregional Stability in Kordofan.” Presented at the 23rd Annual Sudan Studies Association Meeting.

2003 “Merchant Elite Conflicts in Central Kordofan: 1877-1879” Presented at the 22nd Annual Sudan Studies Association Meeting (3rd International Meeting)

2002 “The Integration of Nile Valley Diaspora Merchants With-in Kordofan ca. 1750” Presented at the Spring SERSAS (Southeast Regional Seminar of African Studies) meeting

2001 “Religion and Profits: the Role of Tariqas in Northern Kordofan” Presented at the 21st Annual Sudan Studies Association Meeting

1995 "Chattels, Captives and Companions: Women the State and Religion in Mahdist Kordofan" Sudan Studies Association Conference

1993 "El-Obeid, 1820-1892: A Study of the Intra- and Inter- Urban Development of a Sudanese Urban Complex" Sudan Studies Association Conference

1989 "Blood Money in Kordofan: Old Ways in Modern Days," Northeast African Studies Conference, (27-29 April)

1988 "African Sources in African Economic History: A Case Study From Kordofan," American Historical Association Conference (27-29 December)

1988 "Merchants and Tariqas: Profits and Religion in Late Nineteenth Century Northern Kordofan," African Studies Association Conference (28-31 October)

1988 Lecture on "Field research techniques in Africa: Economic History in Kordofan," Presented at CENTRE D"ETUDES AFRICAINES, Laboratoire de Sociologie et Geographie Africaines , Paris (15 April)

1987 Graduate Seminar on "The Economic History of Kordofan: 1820-1920," Presented at the Department of History of the University of Khartoum (7 October)

1985 "Suakin: A City-State on the Red Sea," African Studies Association Conference (1-3 November)

Military Briefs and Short Courses
2009 Shaw Air Force Base, “Iraq and Gulf States Cultural and Historical Overview.”
2001 Ft. Bragg, Pre-deployment Brief to 1st Battlefield Coordination Detachment. “Iraq and Afghanistan Cultural Historical Overview.”
2001 Shaw Air Force Base, Pre-deployment Brief to selected officers, “Iraq and Gulf States Cultural Historical Overview.”
1998 Shaw Air Force Base, 609 AIS, 30 hour course based on MEOC syllabus.

Awards

2016-17 Student Government Association Teacher of the Year
2008-09 Student Government Association Teacher of the Year
2007-08 Student Government Association Teacher of the Year
2006-07 Student Government Association Teacher of the Year
2004-05 Student Government Association Teacher of the Year
2004-05 Who’s Who Among American Teachers
2001-02 Student Government Association Teacher of the Year
2000-01 Student Government Association Teacher of the Year
1996-97 Hugh T. Stoddard Sr. Outstanding Faculty Award
1996-97 Student Government Association Teacher of the Year
1995-96 Who’s Who Among American Teachers
1991 North Carolina Humanities Council Teacher Institute Grant
1987-1988 Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant (Egypt, Great Britain, France)
1986-1987 Fulbright/Institute of International Education Graduate Study Abroad Grant (Sudan)
1985-1986 National Resource Fellowship in African Languages and Area Studies (Arabic)
1984-1985 National Resource Fellowship in African Languages and Area Studies (Arabic)


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