Our Graduates

The Master of Arts programs in American History and Government have attracted students from all across the nation, with graduates representing more than twenty states. While most of our students are secondary school social studies teachers, our graduates also include community college faculty, history professional development professionals, and doctoral students.

Name

Semester

Thesis or Capstone Project Topic

Program

Karen Dombrowski

Karen Dombrowski

Pickerington, Ohio

May 2008

The Origins and Creation of the U.S. Bill of Rights

MAHG

Luke Loboda

Luke Loboda

Cincinnati, Ohio

August 2008

America and Muhammad: The Founding Conceptions of Religious Freedom in America and Islam

MAHG

Erik Iverson

Black Hawk, South Dakota

December 2008

The Swearingen Report

MAHG

Heather Merckens

Heather Merckens

Huron, Ohio

December 2008

Remembering the Civil War: A Secondary Travel Curriculum

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Sarah Morgan Smith

Sarah Morgan Smith

Oak Ridge, New Jersey

May 2009

Predestined for Liberty: The Political Theology of Joseph Buckminster (1751-1812)

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Emily Swogger

Akron, Ohio

May 2009

From Revolution to Women's Suffrage: How the "American Mind" Led to the Women's Rights Movement

MAHG

Matthew Lo

Matthew Lo

Indianapolis, Indiana

August 2009

Article I, Section 9: A Principled Act of Prudence

MAHG

Brandon Fox

Brandon Fox

North Royalton, Ohio

August 2009

Constitutional War Power: Examining Original Meaning

MAHG

Michael Kathrein

Michael Kathrein

Mansfield, Ohio

December 2009

Mark Twain: The Shaping of the American Mind

MAHG

Deborah Demirjian

Deborah Ann Demirjian

Lancaster, California

August 2010

Calvin Coolidge: The Civic Educator

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Kathryn Pitrone

Kathryn Pitrone

Chardon, Ohio

August 2010

Improving America: John Quincy Adams and Herbert Hoover and What a Republican Government Ought to do to Improve the Nation

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Daniel Droski

Lowell, Michigan

December 2010

How British Forts on Lake Huron Impacted the American Indians of Michigan

MAHG

Amy Fagnilli

Amy Fagnilli

Wadsworth, Ohio

May 2011

Film and the History Classroom: Pedagogical Content Analysis of Band of Brothers and The Pacific

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Kimberly Huffman

Kimberly Huffman

Smithville, Ohio

May 2011

First Amendment Jurisprudence of Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.

MAHG

Francis Eder

Francis J. Eder

Colora, Maryland

August 2011

"Free Exercise" and "Establishment" from Four Unique Perspectives: An Examination of the Religion Clause of the First Amendment

MAHG

Joseph Nunney

Twinsburg, Ohio

August 2011

Five Key Federalist Papers

MAHG

Sara Whitis

Sara Whitis

Ashland, Ohio

August 2011

Increased Devotion: Equality, the American Founding, and Abraham Lincoln

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

James Zenes

James Zenes

Chicago, Illinois

August 2011

From Independence to Civil War: A Primary Source Investigation of Nullification, Interposition, and Secession in America (1776-1861)

MAHG

Jason Beavers

Jason Beavers

Circleville, Ohio

May 2012

How Human Nature Informs the Structure of Government: An Exegesis of The Federalist Papers

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Christina Cote

Gardiner, Montana

May 2012

The Truman Doctrine – Beginning in Cold War Rhetoric

MAHG

Eric Dameron

Eric Dameron

Columbus, Ohio

May 2012

A Virtual Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg

MAHG

Robyn Verbois

Robyn Verbois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

May 2012

Teaching Civic Knowledge through the Founding Documents

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Vicki Jo Anderson

Vicki Jo Anderson

Cottonwood, Arizona

August 2012

The Arizona Story: A Teacher/Student Guide

MAHG

Michelle Bemis

Michelle Bemis

Southgate, Michigan

August 2012

The Power of Persuasion: How the US Government Used Propaganda Posters to Shape Civilian Behavior in World War II

MAHG

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

Sebring, Ohio

August 2012

The Manifest of Executive Expansionism: the Ambitions of James K. Polk

MAHG

Donna Devlin

Donna Devlin

Smith Center, Kansas

August 2012

James Henry Lane: Popular Sovereignty Advocate for Territorial Kansas

MAHG

Michelle Holowicki

Michelle Holowicki

Ypsilanti, Michigan

August 2012

The Debate Over Energetic Government: Securing the Proper Balance of Energy and Liberty in the American Republic

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Michelle Hubenschmidt

Michelle Hubenschmidt

Lakeland, Florida

August 2012

Jesse Goodrich: Revolution, Religion, and the Building of America

MAHG

Catherine Alderman

Catherine Marie Alderman

Cottonwood, California

August 2012

A Commerce Clause Review: A Survey of the Changing Interpretations by the Supreme Court

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Mary Angelo

Mary Z. Angelo

Davie, Florida

December 2012

How did James Madison, a critic of a bill of rights, become the "Father of the Bill of Rights" and ensure its ratification?

MAHG

Michelle Check

Michelle D. Check

Murrieta, California

December 2012

MAHG

Melanie Ann Clark

North Liberty, Iowa

December 2012 New Deal Murals: Brining Art to Rural Iowa MAHG

Robert F. Curtis

Strongsville, Ohio

December 2012 MAHG
Julia Fuette

Julia Rae Fuette

Menifee, California

December 2012

Slavery in the Constitution: "An Inconsistency Not to Be Excused" - Analyzing a Series of Significant Moments from 1776 to 1865

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Jennifer Lynn Howard

Arcanum, Ohio

December 2012 The Treaty of Greenville (1795): An Annotated Resource for Teachers MAHG
Charles Martindell

Charles Martindell

Prospect, Ohio

December 2012 MAHG
Jennifer Reiter

Jennifer Margaret Reiter

Tulsa, Oklahoma

December 2012 Boomers, Boosters and Broadsides: Promotion of the Great Plains and Oklahoma's Indian Lands MAHG
Karen Cox

Karen Cox

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

May 2013 The Establishment of New Mexico’s American Identity MAHG

James E. Flanagan

West Valley City, Utah

May 2013 MAHG
Richard Guiremand

Richard Guiremand

Arroyo Grande, California

May 2013

The Root of Lincoln: An Analysis of Elihu Root's Observations of the 16th President's Leadership Qualities

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Bradley J. Helenthal

Ashland, Ohio

May 2013

The 1948 Presidential Election: A Historiography

Thesis Advisor: David Krugler

MAHG
Joshua Wallis

Joshua Wallis

Lexington, Kentucky

May 2013 MAHG
Sam Agami

Sam Agami

Norfolk, Virginia

August 2013 MAHG
Joseph Barra

Joseph Barra

Tremont, Pennsylvania

August 2013 MAHG
Peter Bartels

Peter Bartels

Saginaw, Michigan

August 2013

Challenging Intervention: Charles A. Lindbergh and the Great Debate

MAHG

Matthew Beiriger

Matthew Beiriger

Omaha, Nebraska

August 2013

MAHG
Mary Browning-Huntington

Mary Browning-Huntington

Mount Juliet, Tennessee

August 2013 MAHG
Rachel Button-Koenigsfeld

Rachel Button-Koenigsfeld

Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 2013 MAHG
Joseph Collins

Joseph Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado

August 2013 MAHG
Mark Condit

Mark Condit

Ashland, Ohio

August 2013 MAHG
Susan Earl

Susan E. Earl

Picture Rock, Pennsylvania

August 2013

The Supreme Court's Reversal of its Interpretation of the 14th Amendment: Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education

MAHG

Bryan Evans

Sheffield Lake, Ohio

August 2013 MAHG
Nichole Evans

Nichole Evans

Gilbert, Arizona

August 2013 MAHG
Anthony Munoz

Anthony Muñoz

Belleville, Michigan

August 2013 MAHG
Janice Nabuda

Janice Nabuda

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

August 2013 MAHG
Keith Robinson

Keith Robinson

Marietta, Ohio

August 2013 MAHG
Debra Allen

Debra Allen

Apex, North Carolina

December 2013

MAHG
Jennifer Crotty

Jennifer Crotty

Centerline, Michigan

December 2013

The U.S. Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Capstone Project Advisor: John Moser

Second Reader: David Krugler

MAHG
Joseph Csizmadia

Joseph Csizmadia

Hinckley, Ohio

December 2013 MAHG
Lewis Dean

Lewis Dean

Caldwell, Idaho

December 2013

Frank Church and the Ideology of Modern Conservation

Thesis Advisor: Scott Yenor

Second Reader: Marc K. Landy

MAHG
Melanie Ferguson

Melanie Ferguson

Mansfield, Ohio

December 2013 MAHG
Mark McCort

Mark McCort

Powell, Ohio

December 2013

The Founders and Slavery: Compromise as the Path to Equality

Thesis Advisor: Gordon Lloyd

Second Reader: Christopher Flannery

MAHG

Sandra Reed

Houston, Texas

December 2013

An Examination of the Use of Executive Power and the Constitutional Issues Involved

Capstone Project Advisor: Jeremy Bailey

Second Reader: Marc K. Landy

MAHG
Kelly Rodgers

Kelly Rodgers

Roswell, Georgia

December 2013

Understanding Slavery in Georgia: A Documentary Supplement for Teaching Eight Grade Georgia Social Studies

Capstone Project Advisor: Eric Sands

MAHG
Elliot Rotvold

Elliot Rotvold

Hillsboro, North Dakota

December 2013

Publius vs. Brutus: The Debate over the "Least Dangerous" Branch

Capstone Project Advisor: J. David Alvis

MAHG
Theresa Silvester

Theresa Silvester

Twin Falls, Idaho

December 2013 MAHG

Eric Stoner

Loudonville, Ohio

December 2013 MAHG