With a strong academic tradition and unique historic location, Gettysburg College is home to top scholars in the fields of Civil War studies, history, Africana studies, political science, and more.
Information on a number of Sesquicentennial-related experts can be found below, and additional faculty expert profiles can be found in the Sources and Experts database.
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Jamie Yates, Director of Communications and Media Relations, email@example.com, 717.337.6801
Nikki Rhoads, Senior Assistant Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 717.337.6803
Title: Director of the Civil War Institute, Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies, and co-chair of the Gettysburg College Sesquicentennial Planning Committee
Areas of expertise and topics of interest: 19th Century United States history, Civil War and Reconstruction, southern history, public history, cultural history
Education: Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, M.A. The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
Recent work: Carmichael is completing The War for the Common Soldier, which focuses on how ordinary men resisted military authority during the Civil War. He recently led the organization of “The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th,” an innovative 3-day conference on the frontiers of academic and public history.
Contact: email@example.com, 717.337.6593
Areas of expertise and topics of interest: Civil War and Reconstruction, Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln, emancipation and slavery
Education: Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, M.A. University of Pennsylvania, M.Div. Philadelphia Biblical University, B.S. Philadelphia Biblical University
Recent work: A two-time Lincoln Prize-winner, Guelzo released Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction in 2012, and will release Gettysburg: The Last Invasion in May 2013.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 717.337.6569
Areas of expertise and topics of interest: African American experience from the mid-17th century to just before the Civil War, African Americans’ engagement with the law, emancipation and slavery, the Underground Railroad, black identity and U.S. society
Education: Ph.D. University of New Hampshire, M.A. University of New Hampshire, B.A. Bryan College
Recent work: Hancock’s most recent scholarship explains how escaping slaves, via the underground railroad, helped cause the Civil War. Some of Hancock’s recent work has appeared in a sponsored NY Times piece, the Huffington Post, and the anthologies Paths to Freedom, We Shall Independent Be, and Slavery, Resistance, Freedom.
Contact: email@example.com, 717.337.6794
Title: Adjunct Instructor of Civil War Era Studies
Areas of expertise and topics of interest: Civil War, veterans returning home from war, cultural history, historical memory, Battle anniversaries and reunions
Education: Ph.D. candidate Yale University, M.A. Yale University, M.Phil Yale University, B.A. Gettysburg College
Recent work: Jordan, author of Unholy Sabbath: The Battle of South Mountain in History & Memory, is completing his Ph.D. at Yale University. His dissertation, "Embattled Memories: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War," explores the cultural marginalization of Union veterans after the Civil War and the efforts of survivors to come to terms with the meaning of their participation in the conflict.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 717.337.6598
Title: Franklin Professor of the Liberal Arts, Professor of History, and co-chair of the Gettysburg College Sesquicentennial Planning Committee
Areas of expertise and topics of interest: Gettysburg College history, 20th Century American politics, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Civil War studies
Education: Ph.D. University of Virginia, M.A. University of Virginia, B.A. Gettysburg College
Recent work: Birkner's most recent book is James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War, published in 2013 by the University of Florida Press.
Contact: email@example.com, 717.337.6571
Title: Assistant Director of Civil War Institute
Areas of expertise and topics of interest: Military history, twentieth century British history and the First World War
Education: Ph.D. University of Glasgow, M.A. Dartmouth College, B.A. Gettysburg College
Recent work: Isherwood recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow. His dissertation, "The Greater War: British Memorial Literature, 1918-1939," concerned First World War British veterans writing about their war experiences in the 1920s and 1930s.
More about Isherwood.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 717.337.8253
Title: Associate Director of Civil War Institute
Areas of expertise and topics of interest: 20th-century African American history, massive resistance, public history, public memory, Civil War anniversaries
Education: Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, M.A. University of Massachusetts, B.A. Taylor University
Recent work: A former National Park Service employee, Titus is particularly interested in the 20th-century American civil rights movement. Her book, Brown’s Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia, was a finalist for the Library of Virginia Literary Award.
Contact: email@example.com, 717.337.6591
Title: Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies and professor of Political Science
Areas of expertise and topics of interest: Presidential leadership, the American Presidency
Education: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, M.G.A. University of Pennsylvania, B.A. University of Pennsylvania
Recent work: Warshaw is the author of eight books on presidential decision-making, most recently The White House Staff: The Engine of Government. She is a frequent speaker on National Public Radio, guest columnist, and commentator on radio and television on presidential leadership.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 717.337.6043
Carolyn Sautter, Director of Special Collections
Areas of expertise and topics of interest: Archival documents, photographs and objects
More information on Special Collections.
Contact: email@example.com, 717.337.7002
Katie Barako, Special Projects Coordinator
Areas of expertise and topics of interest: Sesquicentennial planning and events
More information on the President's Office.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 717.337.6012
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