Catherine Miles Receives First PH.D. Timelines: Culverhouse Centennial
Catherine Miles was the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Alabama. She first enrolled at the University in 1936 and pursued a degree in Home Economics. After completing the degree and some time in the work force, she decided to return to academia. She went on to get her Master’s and PH.D. from the business college which led her into a career in higher education as a professor and administrator. Today, her portrait hangs next to Vivian Malone Jones on the lower level of Bidgood Hall.