Dr. Gary Freeze

Professor of History

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Gary R. Freeze teaches American history at Catawba, including both Survey of American History classes, American Diplomatic History, American Civil War, American Business History, The South, North Carolina History, and several special topics courses.

A faculty member since 1994, his specialties include North Carolina history, the Civil War and the American South.  He also consults regularly with regional historical societies and museums on matters of public history. He is very active in historical organizations across North Carolina.  He has been an officer in the Historical Society of North Carolina, chair of the state historic highway marker program, and the collegiate advisor to the Tar Heel Junior Historians Association sponsored by the state Museum of History.  He has been awarded the Teacher of the Year Award by the student body on numerous occasions.