Joseph Hawes | Adjunct Professor
Office: Buckman 210 | Phone: (901) 843-3290 | Email:


I am a recently retired Professor of History. I taught at the University of Memphis for 26 years and served as chair of the department for 4 years. I taught courses in the History of Childhood, the History of the American Family, World War II, and American Indians.

I also taught for 13 years at Kansas State University. 


Ph.D., University of Texas, 1969
M.A., Oklahoma State University, 1962
A.B., Rice University, 1960


History 233 – US in the 20th Century

Selected Publications

My most recent publication (which I co-edited with N. Ray Hiner) is "A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age," (New York and Oxford, England: Berg Publishers, 2010).