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Dr. Matthew A. Byron

Dr. Matthew A. Byron

Associate Professor of History
Chair of the History Department

(706) 379-5221
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Dr. Byron joined the faculty of Young Harris College in 2010 and became Chair of the History Department in the Summer of 2015. His areas of specialization include the Roman Empire, 17th, 18th and 19th American history, with a special emphasis on honor culture and violence. He is currently revising a manuscript on the history of dueling in the United States.

Dr. Byron received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a Master of Arts from Clemson University and a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.