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Carrie Huber

James Madison Fellow has 'learned so much' just two classes into MAHG program at AU

Once Erik Iverson found out that fellow history/government teacher Carrie Huber was named this year’s James Madison Memorial Foundation Fellow for South Dakota, he told her about Ashland University’s Master of American History and Government program (MAHG).  

The James Madison Foundation awards its fellows with $24,000 toward graduate education, which…

Kimberly Huffman

MAHG graduate wins 2023 American Civic Education Teacher Award

When she first started at Ashland University, Kimberly Huffman had many of the same experiences most freshmen have. 

She called home every day the first week, often crying that she didn’t think she would make it in college.  

Eventually, she realized she could handle it, loved…

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Six state winners of prestigious History Teacher of the Year honor have ties to AU

ASHLAND, Ohio – Six state winners of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s History Teacher of the Year award for 2023 are either graduates or current students of Ashland University’s Master of American History and Government (MAHG)/Master of Arts with a Specialization in Teaching American History and Government (MASTAGH) programs. The state winners were announced at the end of July.

The six…

Yoe Suárez

Political refugee and independent journalist describes life in Cuba to crowd at Ashland University

You are at an ATM when a car pulls up and two people inside order you to get in it.    

When you ask for identification, they say they are police officers, and you have to follow their orders.   

Everything goes black because they put a hood over your head as soon as you get in…

Alex Beres

Lessons learned from AU lead Beres to job as Clinton County Port Authority director

A constant of human history, no matter the technological and moral advances, is that a decision in the real world is never made where you have all the information you need.

This insight has been incredibly helpful to Alex Beres, a 2006 Ashland University graduate.

“A great lesson from some of the courses I had at Ashland was that never…

Chris Mather

MAHG grad named first site manager of Colorado historical site

Unlike many students who have gone through Ashland University’s Master of Arts in American History and Government program (MAHG), Chris Mather isn’t a social studies teacher.  

Mather works for the National Park Service (NPS).  

“While the MAHG program is generally focused toward…

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2022 MAHG graduate earns Fulbright Roving Scholar award for 2023-24 academic year

ASHLAND, Ohio – Larry Dorenkamp, who graduated with a master’s degree in American history and government from Ashland University in May 2022, has earned a prestigious Fulbright Roving Scholar in America Studies award, the Fulbright Program announced recently.

This Roving Scholar award affords Dorenkamp the opportunity to go to Norway and spend the 2023-24 academic year there holding workshops for secondary school students, their teachers and higher…


Students, alumni showcase their varied interests and scholarly work during URCA Symposium

Tiffany Sims enjoyed combining three of her interests into one presentation.

Jacob Owens liked sharing about a business he hopes to start.

And Phillip Wages loved giving back to his alma mater.

Those were just a few of the many reasons about 40 students and a couple of alumni from Ashland…

Kurt Russell with First Lady Jill Biden and President Joe Biden

Russell, M.Ed. alumnus, loves promoting diversity in education as National Teacher of the Year

Kurt Russell still often uses one of the things he learned from his time in Ashland University’s Master of Education program in the mid-1990s.

“I learned to make sure you are honest to yourself as a teacher, not copy another teacher’s style and be authentic,” said Russell, who has been teaching history at Oberlin High School since earning his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from…

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