Stephen Tootle

Stephen Tootle

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Building: 
Ashbrook Center
Office Number: 
801
Phone: 
559.737.6184

Bio

Stephen Tootle is Professor of History at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California.  Professor Tootle received his history degrees from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (B.A., 1996), Fresno State (M.A., 1997), and Ohio University (Ph.D., 2004).  Tootle taught American political history, American intellectual history, and U.S. foreign policy at the University of Northern Colorado and Georgia State before moving back to his hometown to start a family in 2007.  His reviews, articles, and essays have appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the History News Network, and his hometown newspaper.  He is married with two young sons, Otis and Isaac.  He serves as an Elder at Visalia’s First Presbyterian Church, on the Board of the College of the Sequoias Foundation, as the Vice Chairman of the Republican Party in Tulare County, is the advisor for the College Honor Society and the College Republicans, administrates a speaker series on individual liberty, and recently concluded a term as a Leadership Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C.  Tootle is a musician, and his other hobbies include shooting, riding his motorcycle, and spending as much time as possible at Huntington Lake and the Kings/Sequoia National Parks.

Research Areas

American Political History
American Intellectual History

Education

Ph.D., Ohio University
MA, California State University, Fresno
BA, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Courses Taught

AHG 504 - Civil War and Reconstruction
AHG 510 - Great American Texts: John Steinbeck
AHG 607 - America During the Cold War
AHG 660 - The 1960s

Events

Jun
25

Join us for an address by Jennifer Keene, Professor of History at Chapman University, entitled American Patriotic Culture in World War I.

Jul
2

Join us for an address by Dr. Sarah Morgan Smith, Postgraduate Research Fellow at the James Madison Program at Princeton University, entitled Papists, Pacificsts, and Puritans: The 17th Century Religious Origins of American Independence.

Jul
9

Join us for an address by Dan Monroe, Associate Professor of History at Millikin University, entitled Understanding the Honor Culture of the Antebellum South.

Jul
16

Join us for an address by Lucas Morel, Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics and Head of the Politics Department at Washington and Lee University, entitled Frederick Douglass on Race, Liberty, and the American Creed.