Events

May
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Students who anticipate completing their degree in time for the August 2017 conferment must register for graduation with the AU Registrar's Office.

Sep
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Students who anticipate completing their degree in time for the December 2017 commencement must register for graduation with the AU Registrar's Office.

Graduate Courses in American History and Government

See a topic on our schedule that piques your interest? Want to learn from nationally-known scholars who are experts in their fields? Our courses, both the Live Online and Weeklong Summer formats, are open to all qualified students. You are welcome to enroll in courses for teacher recertification or continuing education requirements, for transfer to a master's program at a different university, or simply to satisfy your personal curiousity as a lifelong learner.

Learn more about our courses, view our schedule, or register today at TeachingAmericanHistory.org.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Emily Hess
Faculty

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 and 2015. 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, 2016 (forthcoming).