Clinton W. Terry


Clinton W. Terry

Associate Professor of History
College of Liberal Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 678.547.6374


B.A., Ohio University, 1973
M.A., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1997, 2002


Dr. Terry serves as Associate Professor of History. He has been with Mercer since 2002 teaching American, European, and World History as well as courses in Liberal Studies. Originally from the area around Cincinnati, Ohio, he did his undergraduate work at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, majoring in European history and German language. He completed a year-long study abroad program at the University of Salzburg, Austria. After a career in sales, he did his graduate work at the University of Cincinnati, earning his Ph.D. in 2002, with doctoral fields in American History, World History, and Historic Preservation.

His research and teaching interests revolve around the social history of business and economic development in 19th century America, the period commonly referred to as the Market Revolution. He also teaches courses on modern war and warfare and post-WWII America. His monograph, tentatively titled “The Most Commercial of People,” a study of economic change in Civil War Cincinnati, is in the advanced draft stage.

Dr. Terry is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and will serve as a Governor’s teaching fellow for the 2014-15 academic year.

Teaching & Research Interests

Social history of business and economic development in 19th America