Dr. Emily Hess, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Dr. Emily Hess

Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Andrews Hall
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Emily Hess joined Ashland University in 2007. She teaches American history with fields of expertise in 19th and 20th century African-American history, specifically the Reconstruction era and the Civil Rights movement. She was selected as Ashland's Outstanding Female Faculty Member of the Year for 2014 and received Ashland University's Mentor Award in January 2012. She received her B.A. in American history at Malone University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history at Case Western Reserve University, where she received The Jayne and Cecil Lyman prize for best dissertation for 2013-2014.

Recent Publications

“‘It Must Develop Men’: Black Political Leadership and Civic Education In Nineteenth-Century America”, Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, November 2014.

"Elizabeth Cady Stanton", The Renewal of American Statesmenship. University of Kentucky Press, 2014 (forthcoming).


PhD, Case Western Reserve University
MA, Case Western Reserve University
BA, Malone University

Courses Taught

HIST 212 - American History Through the Civil War
HIST 213 - American History After the Civil War
HIST 358 - Postwar America, 1945-1973
HIST 370 - Frederick Douglass

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