Our Faculty

Ashland's MA programs in American history and government feature the full-time faculty of our own Department of History and Political Science as well as additional faculty selected from universities around the nation.

Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Sarah Beth Kitch Sarah Beth V. Kitch
Adjunct Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
815.753.1011
sbkitch@niu.edu
Sarah Beth V. Kitch is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Truman School of Public Affairs and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri.  She received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2014 and recently completed an appointment as the 2016-17 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion and Public Life in the Department of Politics at... Read More

Stephen Knott Stephen F. Knott
Thomas & Mabel Guy Professor, Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
401.841.6445
stephen.knott@usnwc.edu
Stephen F. Knott is the Thomas & Mabel Guy Professor of American History and Government at Ashland University and Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College. He served as co-chair of the University of Virginia's Presidential Oral History Program and directed the Ronald Reagan Oral History Project. He is the author of  Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth; Secret and... Read More

Dr. David Krugler David F. Krugler
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
608.342.1783
kruglerd@uwplatt.edu
David F. Krugler grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He left his home state to attend Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating with degrees in English and history, he earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He moved back to Wisconsin in 1997 to teach at the University of Wisconsin—Platteville, where he’s now Professor of History. A historian of the... Read More

Marc Landy Marc Landy
Edward & Louise Peterson Professor, Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
617.552.4172
marc.landy@bc.edu
Marc Landy is the Edward and Louise Peterson Professor of American History and Government at Ashland University and Professor of Political Science at Boston College. With Sidney Milkis, he is the author of Presidential Greatness (2000) and a textbook, American Government: Enduring Principles, Critical Choices, now in its third edition (2014). He is an author of The Environmental Protection Agency From Nixon to... Read More

Gordon Lloyd Gordon Lloyd
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty, Senior Fellow, Ashbrook Center at Ashland University
801, Ashbrook Center
419.289.5411
glloyd@ashbrook.org
Professor Gordon Lloyd earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science at McGill University. He completed all the course work toward a doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago before receiving his master of arts and PhD degrees in government at Claremont Graduate School. The coauthor of three books on the American founding and sole author of a book on the political economy of the New... Read More

Ken Masugi Ken Masugi
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center

kenmasugi@aol.com
Ken Masugi is a lecturer of political science for the Advanced Academic Programs department at the Johns Hopkins University Washington Center for Advanced Governmental Studies. Professor Masugi has been a speechwriter for two Cabinet members and for Justice Clarence Thomas, when he was Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He is co-author, editor, or co-editor of eight books on American politics.... Read More

Robert M.S. McDonald Robert M.S. McDonald
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
845.938.3311
rmsmcd@gmail.com
Robert M.S. McDonald is Professor of History at the United States Military Academy. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, his M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his M.St. from Oxford, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.He has published several journal articles and essays and is editor of Thomas Jefferson’s Military Academy: Founding West Point (... Read More

Peter McNamara Peter McNamara
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
435.797.1318
peter.mcnamara@usu.edu
Peter McNamara is Associate Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Project on Liberty and American Constitutionalism at Utah State University. 

Dan Monroe Dan Monroe
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
217.424.6218
dmonroe@millikin.edu
Dan Monroe is Associate Professor and John C. Griswold Distinguished Professor of History at Millikin University. Monroe specializes in American History, and has given regular talks on Lincoln throughout the Midwest. He is the author of three books: The Republican Vision of John Tyler (2003), At Home with Illinois’ Governors: A Social History of the Illinois Executive Mansion (2002), and Shapers of the Great Debate... Read More

Lucas Morel Lucas Morel
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty , Member, MAHG Faculty Committee
801, Ashbrook Center
540.458.8161
morell@wlu.edu
Lucas Morel is Professor of Politics and Head of the Politics Department at Washington and Lee University. He teaches American government, political philosophy, constitutional law, black American politics, and politics and literature, with research interests in Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Ellison. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Claremont Graduate University and a B.A., cum laude, from... Read More

John Moser John Moser
Professor of History, Chair, Master of Arts in American History and Government
119, Andrews Hall
419.289.5231
jmoser1@ashland.edu
John Moser is professor of history at Ashland University, where he teaches courses on modern European, American and East Asian history. He did his undergraduate work at Ohio University, and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy. He is author of four books, the most... Read More

Dr. Peter Myers Peter C. Myers
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
715.836.2188
myerspc@uwec.edu
Peter C. Myers is Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and U.S. constitutional law, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago. His Ph.D. dissertation, “John Locke on the Naturalness of Rights,” received the American Political Science Association’s Leo... Read More

Robert J. Norrell Robert J. Norrell
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
865.974.1130
rnorrell@utk.edu
Robert Jefferson Norrell is Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, where he has held the Bernadotte Schmitt Chair of Excellence since 1998. He writes mainly about American race relations. In 2015, Norrell published Alex Haley and the Books that Changed a Nation, which covers the rise to national celebrity and great literary influence of Haley. In 2009 his revisionist biography, Up from History: the... Read More

Christian A. Pascarella Christian A. Pascarella
Director, Master of Arts in American History and Government
808, Ashbrook Center
419.289.5608
cpascare@ashland.edu
Christian Pascarella is the director of the Master of Arts in American History and Government. An alumnus of the Florida State University, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences Education in 1997. Upon graduation, he returned to his hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, where he taught Advanced Placement United States History at his alma mater, Spanish River Community High School. In addition to his... Read More

Kathleen Pfeiffer Kathleen Pfeiffer
Guest Lecturer
801, Ashbrook Center
248.370.2251
pfeiffer@oakland.edu
Kathleen Pfeiffer is Professor of English at Oakland University. She is the author of Brother Mine: The Correspondence of Jean Toomer and Waldo Frank (2010) and Race Passing and American Individualism (2003). 

https://oakland.edu/english/top-links/directory/Pfeiffer
Eric Pullin Eric Pullin
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
262.551.6323
epullin@carthage.edu
Eric Pullin is Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He earned a B.A. in history from Rockford College, an M.A. in history from Northern Illinois University, an A.M. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Pullin's primary teaching and... Read More

Eric Sands Eric Sands
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
706.238.7896
esands@berry.edu
Eric Sands is Associate Professor of Government at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia, where he received the SGA Outstanding Faculty Award in the Spring of 2009. Dr. Sands has published a book, American Public Philosophy and the Mystery of Lincolnism (University of Missouri Press, 2009) that examines the public philosophy of Abraham Lincoln and how the development of Lincoln’s ideas affected the politics of... Read More

Gregory Schneider Gregory L. Schneider
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
620.341.5565
gschneid@emporia.edu
Gregory Schneider is Professor of History at Emporia State University, where he has taught since 1998. He teaches courses in modern American history, the 1960s, diplomatic history, the history of railroads, and the history of conservatism. His research interests lie in the history of American conservatism. He has published five books: Cadres for Conservatism: Young Americans for Freedom and the Rise of the... Read More

Adam Seagrave Adam Seagrave
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
573.882.8170
seagraves@missouri.edu
Adam Seagrave (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri, where he also serves as Associate Professor of Constitutional Democracy with the university's Kinder Institute for Constitutional Democracy. His research focuses on the central ideas of the American political tradition, both in the American context itself as well as its antecedents in the... Read More

Abbylin H. Sellers Abbylin H. Sellers
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
626.815.6000
asellers@apu.edu
Abbylin H. Sellers, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Political Science at Azusa Pacific University. Her areas of teaching emphasis are American politics and public policy, specifically American government, U.S. political institutions (including the constitutional presidency and war powers; Congress and the legislative process), state and local politics, welfare policy, and twentieth century Communism. Her primary... Read More

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