Department of History

Christopher Bishop

Christopher Bishop

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 12:50-1:50 and 3:30-4:30
  • Thursday 12:50-1:50 and 3:30-4:30


Christopher Bishop is a graduate instructor and PhD student (ABD) in Modern US History. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Bishop received his BA from Erskine College and his MA from Western Carolina University.

While at Western Carolina, he researched, wrote, and published a short book, A Beautiful Horizon: An Illustrated History of the Arts at Western Carolina University, to commemorate the founding of WCU's College of Fine and Performing Arts.

In 2011, he published an article in Methodist History entitled, "Southern Methodism and the New South Creed: A Reevaluation of the Controversy Surrounding the Establishment of Vanderbilt University." Bishop's current research focuses on Methodism and the growth of the middle class in the New South for a dissertation under the direction of Dr. Charles A. Israel. In addition, Bishop is also currently writing a paper exploring life in the Civilian Conservation Corps for a collection of essays to be published by the University of South Carolina Press.

Last Updated: August 12, 2016