Dr. Anthony Carey joined the Department of History at Appalachian State University 2008 to serve as the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. After more than six years in that position, he returned to the faculty in 2015. He is working on a new book on Emancipation and Reconstruction in Georgia and Alabama, and he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in American history, with an emphasis on slavery and race. He is currently teaching a new upper-level course, "Land of the Free, Home of Slave," a wide-ranging exploration on connections between slavery and freedom from the 1600s to the 2000s
Tony was previously at Auburn University for sixteen years. He chaired the Africana Studies Committee there and led in the creation of a minor. When he departed Auburn, he was serving as the Chair of the History Department and held the Hollifield Chair in Southern History. His Ph.D. is from Emory University.