Our Graduates

The Master of Arts programs in American History and Government have attracted students from all across the nation, with graduates representing more than twenty states. While most of our students are secondary school social studies teachers, our graduates also include community college faculty, history professional development professionals, and doctoral students.

Name

Semester

Thesis or Capstone Project Topic

Program

Karen Dombrowski

Karen Dombrowski

Pickerington, Ohio

May 2008

The Origins and Creation of the U.S. Bill of Rights

Capstone Project Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Luke Loboda

Luke Loboda

Cincinnati, Ohio

August 2008

America and Muhammad: The Founding Conceptions of Religious Freedom in America and Islam

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Sikkenga

MAHG

Erik Iverson

Black Hawk, South Dakota

December 2008

The Swearingen Report

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Heather Merckens

Heather Merckens

Huron, Ohio

December 2008

Remembering the Civil War: A Secondary Travel Curriculum

Capstone Project Advisor: Mackubin T. Owens

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Sarah Morgan Smith

Sarah Morgan Smith

Oak Ridge, New Jersey

May 2009

Predestined for Liberty: The Political Theology of Joseph Buckminster (1751-1812)

Thesis Advisor: David Tucker

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Emily Swogger

Akron, Ohio

May 2009

From Revolution to Women's Suffrage: How the "American Mind" Led to the Women's Rights Movement

Capstone Project Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Matthew Lo

Matthew Lo

Indianapolis, Indiana

August 2009

Article I, Section 9: A Principled Act of Prudence

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Flannery

MAHG

Brandon Fox

Brandon Fox

North Royalton, Ohio

August 2009

Constitutional War Power: Examining Original Meaning

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Sikkenga

MAHG

Michael Kathrein

Michael Kathrein

Mansfield, Ohio

December 2009

Mark Twain: The Shaping of the American Mind

Capstone Project Advisor: David Foster

MAHG

Deborah Demirjian

Deborah Ann Demirjian

Lancaster, California

August 2010

Calvin Coolidge: The Civic Educator

Thesis Advisor: John Moser

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Kathryn Pitrone

Kathryn Pitrone

Chardon, Ohio

August 2010

Improving America: John Quincy Adams and Herbert Hoover and What a Republican Government Ought to do to Improve the Nation

Thesis Advisor: George Nash

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Daniel Droski

Lowell, Michigan

December 2010

How British Forts on Lake Huron Impacted the American Indians of Michigan

Capstone Project Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Amy Fagnilli

Amy Fagnilli

Wadsworth, Ohio

May 2011

Film and the History Classroom: Pedagogical Content Analysis of Band of Brothers and The Pacific

Capstone Project Advisor: John Moser

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Kimberly Huffman

Kimberly Huffman

Smithville, Ohio

May 2011

First Amendment Jurisprudence of Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Sikkenga

MAHG

Francis Eder

Francis J. Eder

Colora, Maryland

August 2011

"Free Exercise" and "Establishment" from Four Unique Perspectives: An Examination of the Religion Clause of the First Amendment

Capstone Project Advisor: Michael Schwarz

MAHG

Joseph Nunney

Twinsburg, Ohio

August 2011

Five Key Federalist Papers

Capstone Project Advisor: David Foster

MAHG

Sara Whitis

Ashland, Ohio

August 2011

Increased Devotion: Equality, the American Founding, and Abraham Lincoln

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Flannery

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

James Zenes

James Zenes

Chicago, Illinois

August 2011

From Independence to Civil War: A Primary Source Investigation of Nullification, Interposition, and Secession in America (1776-1861)

Capstone Project Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Jason Beavers

Jason Beavers

Circleville, Ohio

May 2012

How Human Nature Informs the Structure of Government: An Exegesis of The Federalist Papers

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Burkett

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Christina Cote

Gardiner, Montana

May 2012

The Truman Doctrine – Beginning in Cold War Rhetoric

Capstone Project Advisor: Stephen Knott

MAHG

Eric Dameron

Eric Dameron

Columbus, Ohio

May 2012

A Virtual Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg

Capstone Project Advisor: Mackubin T. Owens

MAHG

Robyn Verbois

Robyn Verbois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

May 2012

Teaching Civic Knowledge through the Founding Documents

Capstone Project Advisor: James Stoner

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Vicki Jo Anderson

Vicki Jo Anderson

Cottonwood, Arizona

August 2012

The Arizona Story: A Teacher/Student Guide

Capstone Project Advisor: Jim Turner

MAHG

Michelle Bemis

Michelle Bemis

Southgate, Michigan

August 2012

The Power of Persuasion: How the US Government Used Propaganda Posters to Shape Civilian Behavior in World War II

Capstone Project Advisor: John Moser

MAHG

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

Sebring, Ohio

August 2012

The Manifest of Executive Expansionism: the Ambitions of James K. Polk

Thesis Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG

Donna Devlin

Donna Devlin

Smith Center, Kansas

August 2012

James Henry Lane: Popular Sovereignty Advocate for Territorial Kansas

Thesis Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG

Michelle Holowicki

Michelle Holowicki

Ypsilanti, Michigan

August 2012

The Debate Over Energetic Government: Securing the Proper Balance of Energy and Liberty in the American Republic

Thesis Advisor: Todd Estes

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Michelle Hubenschmidt

Michelle Hubenschmidt

Lakeland, Florida

August 2012

Jesse Goodrich: Revolution, Religion, and the Building of America

Capstone Project Advisor: Michael Schwarz

MAHG

Catherine Alderman

Catherine Marie Alderman

Cottonwood, California

August 2012

A Commerce Clause Review: A Survey of the Changing Interpretations by the Supreme Court

Capstone Project Advisor: Joshua Dunn

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Mary Angelo

Mary Z. Angelo

Davie, Florida

December 2012

How did James Madison, a critic of a bill of rights, become the "Father of the Bill of Rights" and ensure its ratification?

Capstone Project Advisor: Todd Estes

MAHG

Michelle Check

Michelle D. Check

Murrieta, California

December 2012

MAHG

Melanie Ann Clark

North Liberty, Iowa

December 2012

New Deal Murals: Brining Art to Rural Iowa

Capstone Project Advisor: John Moser

MAHG

Robert F. Curtis

Strongsville, Ohio

December 2012 MAHG
Julia Fuette

Julia Rae Fuette

Menifee, California

December 2012

Slavery in the Constitution: "An Inconsistency Not to Be Excused" - Analyzing a Series of Significant Moments from 1776 to 1865

Capstone Project Advisor: Peter Myers

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Jennifer Lynn Howard

Arcanum, Ohio

December 2012

The Treaty of Greenville (1795): An Annotated Resource for Teachers

Capstone Project Advisor: Michael Schwarz

MAHG
Charles Martindell

Charles Martindell

Prospect, Ohio

December 2012 MAHG
Jennifer Reiter

Jennifer Margaret Reiter

Tulsa, Oklahoma

December 2012

Boomers, Boosters and Broadsides: Promotion of the Great Plains and Oklahoma's Indian Lands

Capstone Project Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG
Karen Cox

Karen Cox

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

May 2013

The Establishment of New Mexico’s American Identity

Capstone Project Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG

James E. Flanagan

West Valley City, Utah

May 2013 MAHG
Richard Guiremand

Richard Guiremand

Arroyo Grande, California

May 2013

The Root of Lincoln: An Analysis of Elihu Root's Observations of the 16th President's Leadership Qualities

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Bradley J. Helenthal

Ashland, Ohio

May 2013

The 1948 Presidential Election: A Historiography

Thesis Advisor: David Krugler

MAHG
Joshua Wallis

Joshua Wallis

Lexington, Kentucky

May 2013 MAHG
Sam Agami

Sam Agami

Norfolk, Virginia

August 2013 MAHG
Joseph Barra

Joseph Barra

Tremont, Pennsylvania

August 2013 MAHG
Peter Bartels

Peter Bartels

Saginaw, Michigan

August 2013

Challenging Intervention: Charles A. Lindbergh and the Great Debate

Thesis Advisor: John Moser

MAHG

Matthew Beiriger

Matthew Beiriger

Omaha, Nebraska

August 2013

MAHG
Mary Browning-Huntington

Mary Browning-Huntington

Mount Juliet, Tennessee

August 2013 MAHG
Rachel Button-Koenigsfeld

Rachel Button-Koenigsfeld

Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 2013 MAHG
Joseph Collins

Joseph Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado

August 2013 MAHG
Mark Condit

Mark Condit

Ashland, Ohio

August 2013 MAHG
Susan Earl

Susan E. Earl

Picture Rock, Pennsylvania

August 2013

The Supreme Court's Reversal of its Interpretation of the 14th Amendment: Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Sikkenga

MAHG

Bryan Evans

Sheffield Lake, Ohio

August 2013 MAHG
Nichole Evans

Nichole Evans

Gilbert, Arizona

August 2013 MAHG
Anthony Munoz

Anthony Muñoz

Belleville, Michigan

August 2013 MAHG
Janice Nabuda

Janice Nabuda

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

August 2013 MAHG
Keith Robinson

Keith Robinson

Marietta, Ohio

August 2013 MAHG
Debra Allen

Debra Allen

Apex, North Carolina

December 2013

MAHG
Jennifer Crotty

Jennifer Crotty

Centerline, Michigan

December 2013

The U.S. Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Capstone Project Advisor: John Moser

MAHG
Joseph Csizmadia

Joseph Csizmadia

Hinckley, Ohio

December 2013 MAHG
Lewis Dean

Lewis Dean

Caldwell, Idaho

December 2013

Frank Church and the Ideology of Modern Conservation

Thesis Advisor: Scott Yenor

MAHG
Melanie Ferguson

Melanie Ferguson

Mansfield, Ohio

December 2013 MAHG
Mark McCort

Mark McCort

Powell, Ohio

December 2013

The Founders and Slavery: Compromise as the Path to Equality

Thesis Advisor: Gordon Lloyd

MAHG
Sandra Reed

Sandra Reed

Houston, Texas

December 2013

An Examination of the Use of Executive Power and the Constitutional Issues Involved

Capstone Project Advisor: Jeremy Bailey

MAHG
Kelly Rodgers

Kelly Rodgers

Roswell, Georgia

December 2013

Understanding Slavery in Georgia: A Documentary Supplement for Teaching Eight Grade Georgia Social Studies

Capstone Project Advisor: Eric Sands

MAHG
Elliot Rotvold

Elliot Rotvold

Hillsboro, North Dakota

December 2013

Publius vs. Brutus: The Debate over the "Least Dangerous" Branch

Capstone Project Advisor: J. David Alvis

Chairman's Award Recipient

MAHG
Theresa Silvester

Theresa Silvester

Twin Falls, Idaho

December 2013 MAHG

Eric Stoner

Loudonville, Ohio

December 2013 MAHG
Rachel Clay

Rachel C. Clay

Sanford, North Carolina

May 2014 MAHG

Nancie Lindblom

Mesa, Arizona

May 2014

Defining America: the Fulfillment of the Promise of the Declaration of Independence

Capstone Project Advisor: Lucas Morel

MAHG
Susan Reinhiller

Susan Reinhiller

Fort Yates, North Dakota

May 2014 MAHG

Meghan Slanina

Lakewood, Ohio

May 2014

 

MAHG
Kelly Sparrow

Kelly Sparrow

Kalamazoo, Michigan

May 2014 MAHG
Jaime Thompson

Jaime Thompson

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

May 2014

 

MAHG
Sandra Aldrich

Sandra Aldrich

Park Rapids, Minnesota

August 2014

 

MAHG
Adena Barnette

Adena Barnette

Ripley, West Virginia

August 2014

A Republican Form of Government: Constitutional Crisis and the Creation of West Virginia 

Thesis Advisor: Mackubin Owens

Chairman's Award Recipient

MAHG
Joseph Beichler

Joseph Beichler

Massillon, Ohio

August 2014 MAHG
Gregory Brenner

Gregory Brenner

Lee's Summit, Missouri

August 2014

 

MAHG
Matthew Caughenbaugh

Matthew Caughenbaugh

Willard, Ohio

August 2014

 

MAHG
Wesley Daniels

Wesley Daniels

Munising, Michigan

August 2014

MAHG
Trish Everett

Patricia Everett

Boynton Beach, Florida

August 2014

 

MAHG

Allison Fluke

Ypsilanti, Michigan

August 2014 MAHG
Jeffrey Gottke

Jeffrey Gottke

Mount Vernon, Ohio

August 2014

Jesse Burgess Thomas: Architect of the Missouri Compromise

Thesis Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG
Katherine Hagee

Katherine Hagee

Wilmington, California

August 2014 MAHG
Jennifer Jolley

Jennifer Jolley

Sebastian, Florida

August 2014

A Madisonian View of Lincoln: Republicanism, Faction, and Union

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG
Christine Schafrath

Christine Schafrath

Pickerington, Ohio

August 2014

The Early American Presidency: Rectifying Prerogative Power to the Framers’ Intent

Thesis Advisor: Stephen Knott

Chairman's Award Recipient

MAHG
Sandra Smith

Sandra Smith

Wilmington, Delaware

August 2014

 

MAHG
Steven Watson

Steven Watson

Union City, Michigan

August 2014 MAHG
Mark Belkofer

Mark Belkofer

Medina, Ohio

December 2014

A Grumbling Hive: How George Washington, the Democratic Repulbican Societies, and the Whiskey Rebellion helped define Virtue and Self-Interest in the American Republic

Thesis Advisor: Michael Schwarz

MAHG
Brandi Cook

Brandi Cook

Marion, South Carolina

December 2014

Shay's Rebellion and the Constitution: A Case of Federalist Propaganda

Thesis Advisor: Stephen Knott

MAHG

Calvin Eleby, Jr.

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

December 2014

 

MAHG
Heather Loeschke

Heather Loeschke

Cannon Falls, Minnesota

December 2014 MAHG
David Mayne

David Mayne

Weatherby, Missouri

December 2014

An Unnecessary War in Utah: James Buchanan's Mishandling of the 1857 Utah Conflict, a Prelude to his Failed Sectionalist Policies

Thesis Advisor: Dan Monroe

 

MAHG

Andrew McCauley

Morrow, Ohio

December 2014

 

MAHG

Cody Nesbit

Draper, Utah

December 2014

 

MAHG
Jassmine Reyes

Jassmine Reyes

Antwerp, Ohio

December 2014 MAHG

Patrick Thurman

Sandy, Utah

December 2014 MAHG

Jonathan Burnell

Columbiana, Ohio

May 2015

 

MAHG
Meg DeWeese

Margaret DeWeese

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

May 2015 MAHG
Kelly Eddy

Kelly Eddy 

Ann Arbor, Michigan

May 2015

 

Henry Ford's Long Reaching Impact on America

Capstone Project Advisor: Dan Monroe

 

MAHG
Renel Ellis

Renel Ellis

Sheridan, Wyoming

May 2015

When the Public Safety May Require It: The Evacuation and Relocation of Japanese Americans dring World War II

Thesis Advisor: Ken Masugi

Chairman's Award Recipient

MAHG
Roxann Gagner

Roxann Gagner

Sitka, Alaska

May 2015 MAHG
Molly Kervin

Molly Kervin

Chandler, Arizona

May 2015

 

MAHG
Gina Knowles

Gina Knowles

Sandy, Utah

May 2015

Justifying War Throughout the 19th Century: Presidential Requests to Congress

Capstone Project Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG
Andy McMillen

Andy McMillen

Uhrichsville, Ohio

May 2015

 

MAHG
Amber McMunn

Amber McMunn

Kingwood, Texas

May 2015 MAHG

Dean Myers

Fountain Valley, California

May 2015

 

"My only regret is that it is all so terribly true:" An Evaluation of the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson through Documents

Capstone Project Advisor: William Atto

MAHG
Courtney Reiner

Courtney Reiner

Perrysburg, Ohio

May 2015 MAHG
James Hardy Thames

James Hardy Thames

Gulfport, Mississippi

May 2015 MAHG
Christy Ting

Christy Ting

Springfield, Virginia

May 2015

 

MASTAHG

Jared Williams

Piketon, Ohio

May 2015

The Power of Restraint: George H.W. Bush's Response to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Thesis Advisor: John Moser

MAHG
Jill Baisinger

Jill R. Baisinger

Fishers, Indiana

August 2015

 

MAHG

Gustavo A. Carrera

Concord, Massachusetts

August 2015

MASTAHG

Mark Durr

Ottumwa, Iowa

August 2015

 

MAHG
Stephen Hansen

Stephen P. Hansen

Orlando, Florida

August 2015

MAHG
Melinda Harris

Melinda Harris

Weston, Idaho

August 2015

 

MAHG
Jennifer Mileski

Jennifer A. Mileski

Oneonta, New York

August 2015

 

MAHG
Shalyn Nelson

Shalyn D. Nelson

Enterprise, Utah

August 2015

 

MAHG
Daniel Reed

Daniel B. Reed

Ashland, Ohio

August 2015

A Walk in the Sun: The Battles that Drew the United States into Vietnam

Capstone Project Advisor: David C. Tucker

MAHG
Brett Van Gaasbeek

Brett A. Van Gaasbeek

Hamilton, Ohio

August 2015

 

MAHG
Jeremy Zipay

Jeremy Zipay

Greenville, Pennsylvania

August 2015

The Cycle of Sailor and Ship: The Account of John C. Caren

Capstone Project Advisor: Mackubin T. Owens

MAHG
Joseph Biron

Joseph Biron

Bakersfield, California

December 2015

State Constitution-Making in the Revolutionary Era: Laying the Foundation for the American Constitutional Mind

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Burkett 

Chairman's Award Recipient

MAHG
Mark Conlon

Mark Conlon

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

December 2015

MAHG

Steven Conrady

Tempe, Arizona

December 2015

Did William H. Taft Maintain a Consistent View of Strong Executive Power as President and as Chief Justice?

Thesis Advisor: Jeremy D. Bailey

MAHG
Phillip Fechuch

Phillip Fechuch

Wellington, Ohio

December 2015

 

MAHG
Alicia Fergerson

Alicia Fergerson

Central, Louisiana

December 2015

 

MAHG
William David Fraser

William David Fraser

Willington, Connecticut

December 2015

 

MAHG

Ray Hawkins

Summerville, South Carolina

December 2015

 

MAHG
Eric Howe

Eric Howe

Greenwood, Indiana

December 2015

 

MAHG
Rachel Kohl

Rachel Kohl

Kwethluk, Alaska

December 2015

 

MAHG
Kathleen Kushnir

Kathleen Kushnir

Forked River, New Jersey

December 2015

Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand is Doing: Presidential Decision-Making by the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Administration Toward the Soviet Union

Thesis Advisor: Stephen Knott

Chairman's Award Recipient

MAHG
Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews

Westfield, Indiana

December 2015

 

MAHG

Jason Milczewski 

Akron, Ohio

December 2015

Dignity and Liberty: Justice Kennedy's Liberty-Based Jurisprudence and its Impact on Constitutional Thought

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Sikkenga

MAHG
DeAnna Roessline

DeAnna Roessling

Biloxi, Mississippi

December 2015

 

MAHG
Craig Taylor

Craig Taylor

Cookeville, Tennessee

December 2015

 

MASTAHG
Tricia Verver

Tricia Verver

Phoenix, Arizona

December 2015

An Endeavor for Ideology: Southern Secession

Thesis Advisor: Dan Monroe 

MAHG
Amanda Waluzak

Amanda Waluzak-Leahy

Columbus, Ohio

December 2015

Our Fate and Our Hope: Ralph Ellison and the Argument for the Novel in American Public Education

Thesis Advisor: Lucas E. Morel

MAHG
John Welsh

John Welsh

Diamond, Illinois

December 2015

 

MAHG
Allan Aubrey

Alan Aubrey

Bristol, Tennessee

May 2016

The Lincoln Fragments: The Thought Behind the Timeless Words

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Flannery

 

MAHG

Andrea Clark

Tinley Park, Illinois

May 2016

Park Forest, Illinois: A Model for Suburbanization and Integration in the Post-World War II Era

Thesis Advisor: John E. Moser

MAHG

Dianna Greenwood

Ashland, Ohio

May 2016

The Signers of the Declaration of Independence: The Lives They Led and the Sacrifices they Incurred to Enable Men to Govern Themselves

Capstone Project Advisor: Stephen F. Knott

MAHG
Charles Kannapel

Charles Christopher Kannapel

Windsor Heights, Iowa

May 2016

 

Richard Nixon's Decision to End Bretton Woods and its Implications for the American Economy

Thesis Advisor: John E. Moser

MAHG
Skip L'Heureux

Normand L'Heureux

Boothbay, Maine

May 2016

 

MAHG
Rebecca McCormick

Rebecca McCormick

Columbus, Ohio

May 2016

 

MAHG
Nicole Porter

Nicole Porter

Hubbard, Ohio

May 2016

Understanding Western Expansion in 19th Century America through Primary Source Documents

Capstone Project Advisor: Gregory Schneider 

MAHG
Michele Richmond

Michele Richmond

Hayes, Virginia

May 2016

 

MAHG

Valentina Rodino

Highwood, Illinois

May 2016

 

MASTAHG
Deeann Skov

Deeann Skov

Grand Rapids, Michigan

May 2016

 

MAHG

Mya Sullivan

Cleveland Heights, Ohio

May 2016

 

MAHG
Taylor Weigand

Taylor Weigand

Binghamton, New York

May 2016

A Preliminary Report on Conservation: The Yosemite Grant Act, Frederick Law Olmsted, and the Road Not Taken 

Thesis Advisor: William Atto

MAHG
Deborah Zamora

Deborah Zamora

El Paso, Texas

May 2016

 

MAHG