Department of History

Alan Meyer

Alan Meyer Associate Professor
306B Thach Hall
(334) 844-4331

Office Hours

  • By appointment


Alan D. Meyer, Associate Professor of History, teaches history of technology and aviation history. He earned his BA in history at Western Michigan University, spent eight years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army, then returned to graduate school to complete his PhD in American history and history of technology as a Hagley Fellow at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining Auburn's faculty in 2009, Dr. Meyer worked for several years in Washington, D.C., as a civilian historian for the U.S. Air Force. His first book, Weekend Pilots: Technology, Masculinity, and Private Aviation in Postwar America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015), explores the intertwined relationships among technology, individual skill, and the construction of a gendered community identity. Dr. Meyer is a longtime private pilot, a Smithsonian Research Fellow with the National Air and Space Museum, and holds the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.


Ph.D. University of Delaware

Last Updated: August 14, 2019