Robert Rea and Gordon Bond Scholarship

The Robert Rea and Gordon Bond Scholarship was established with a gift to the department by Sally Jones Hill (class of 1963) in honor of professors Rea and Bond. The scholarship carries with it a stipend of up to $1,500 to help defray tuition costs. It is awarded annually to an outstanding rising junior history major.

Robert Rea began teaching at Auburn University in 1950 and continued teaching in the department until his retirement in 1992. A formidable scholar, teacher, and graduate mentor, Rea authored some nine books, seven major essays, and thirty-seven articles in his career and won notable Auburn honors such as the Distinguished Graduate Lectureship in 1982–83 and the Faculty Achievement Award in the Humanities for 1985. He is best known for his scholarship on the British presence on the Gulf Coast in the 18th century, and was a founding member of both the Gulf Coast History and Humanities Conference and the Alabama Association of Historians.

Gordon Crews Bond was an internationally known Napoleonic scholar, a much loved teacher, and a faculty leader who served as Dean of Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts. He began teaching at Auburn in 1967 and continued until his death in 1997 with important service as head of the history department, chair of the Auburn University Senate, and a member and leader of numerous scholarly societies. His scholarship included numerous scholarly reviews and essays, as well as an influential study of the Napoleonic era The Grand Expedition: The British Invasion of Holland in 1809, published by the University of Georgia Press in 1979.


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Director of Undergraduate Studies

Matt Malczycki

Matt Malczycki

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
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Last Updated: February 27, 2018