Terry Seip

Terry SeipProfessor Seip is a student of the American South and 19th century America with research interests in the Middle Period. He is currently finishing a full biography of George E. Spencer (1836-1893), the prominent and notorious carpetbagger who represented Alabama in the U.S. Senate from 1868 until 1879, but Spencer is also a quintessential vehicle for exploring a generation of ambitious, enterprising, footloose young men constantly on the outlook for the main chance. Professor Seip is enthusiastically involved with the USC campus, having directed the Interdisciplinary Majors Program for almost a decade and he has received countless awards for his teaching.