Shelby Harriel

Educator, Researcher, Author, Speaker

About Me:

Hi, I am a mathematics instructor at Pearl River Community College. I received both a B.A. in history with a minor in mathematics and an M.Ed with a concentration in history and mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi. My goal was to teach history, but sometimes the Good Lord has other plans for us. I ended up teaching math and love my job! Plus, I still get to indulge in my love of history through researching, writing, and giving presentations. In 2014, PRCC bestowed upon me the Outstanding Humanities Instructor award. I realize this is strange considering I teach math, and I was rather surprised! This honor was awarded to me based solely on my work regarding women soldiers of the Civil War. I have been researching them for over ten years and have given presentations in over ten states for groups ranging from national parks and battlefields to colleges, Civil War round tables, libraries, various heritage organizations, and others. I have written a book on women soldiers, which will be published in March 2019, by the University Press of Mississippi. The title is Behind the Rifle: Women Soldiers in Civil War Mississippi. Click on the link at the left for more details.

To learn more about my presentations, click on the Press Kit link at the left. There, click on the upper right-hand corner of the PDF document in order to print it.

(Photo by Mark Hidlebaugh of Chickasaw Bayou)