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thomas taylor, ph.d.

early u.s., public history
(937) 327-7849
hollenbeck hall 301

academic background

  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Major: American Intellectual & Cultural history)
  • m.a. the university of north carolina at greensboro
  • b.a. the university of north carolina at greensboro

awards and recognitions

  • past president and secretary-treasurer, the ohio academy of history
  • past president, the clark county historical society
  • past vice president, the southern ohio synod of the elca
  • past vice president, westcott house foundation
  • past treasurer, springfield arts council
  • who’s who in america
  • recipient of the ohio academy of history outstanding teaching award
  • recipient of wittenberg omicron delta kappa teaching award

wittenberg leadership roles

  • past dean of the school of community education
  • past director of general education
  • past faculty development administrator
  • past chair, department of history
  • Manager, keyboardist and guitarist, Wittenberg Faculty Rock Ensemble & Entourage

current courses

  • u.s. survey
  • constitutional history
  • history of science
  • history of film
  • history of rock and roll


  • "law and justice", in american eras: the colonial era, 1600-1754, ed., jessica kross

current research interests

  • federal power commission and the civil aeronautics board, 1930s-1950s
  • the wittenberg history project: ongoing student-assisted research into the history of wittenberg college and university

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