David Wharton
662-915-3377 dwharton@olemiss.edu 210 Barnard Observatory


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.F.A., The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Colgate University


  • Small Town South (George F. Thompson Publishing, LLC 2012)
  • The Soul of a Small Texas Town: Photographs, Memories, and History from McDade (University of Oklahoma Press, 2000)


Documentary Photography, Local History, Small Town Culture


Fall 2014: SST 401 Seminar: Society W 1:00-3:30 p.m.
SST 533 Oral History Fieldwork T 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Current Research

The Mississippi Landscape, Past and Present in Mississippi Small Towns