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.

Spring 2008

Dombrowski

Karen Dombrowski

Pickerington, Ohio

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

Capstone Project Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Summer 2008

Luke Loboda

Luke Loboda

Cincinnati, Ohio

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

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Sikkenga

MAHG

Fall 2008

Erik Iverson

Black Hawk, South Dakota

The Swearingen Report

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Heather Merckens

Heather Merckens

Huron, Ohio

Remembering the Civil War: A Secondary Travel Curriculum

Capstone Project Advisor: Mackubin T. Owens

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Spring 2009

Sarah Morgan Smith

Sarah Morgan Smith

Oak Ridge, New Jersey

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

Thesis Advisor: David Tucker

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Emily Swogger

Akron, Ohio

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

Capstone Project Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Summer 2009

Matthew Lo

Matthew Lo

Indianapolis, Indiana

Article I, Section 9: A Principled Act of Prudence

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Flannery

MAHG

Brandon Fox

Brandon Fox

North Royalton, Ohio

Constitutional War Power: Examining Original Meaning

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Sikkenga

MAHG

Fall 2009

Michael Kathrein

Michael Kathrein

Mansfield, Ohio

Mark Twain: The Shaping of the American Mind

Capstone Project Advisor: David Foster

MAHG

Summer 2010

Deborah Demirjian

Deborah Ann Demirjian

Lancaster, California

Calvin Coolidge: The Civic Educator

Thesis Advisor: John Moser

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Kathryn Pitrone

Kathryn Pitrone

Chardon, Ohio

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

Fall 2010

Daniel Droski

Lowell, Michigan

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

Capstone Project Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Spring 2011

Amy Fagnilli

Amy Fagnilli

Wadsworth, Ohio

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

First Amendment Jurisprudence of Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Sikkenga

MAHG

Summer 2011

Francis Eder

Francis J. Eder

Colora, Maryland

"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

Five Key Federalist Papers

Capstone Project Advisor: David Foster

MAHG

Sara Whitis

Ashland, Ohio

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

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Flannery

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

James Zenes

James Zenes

Chicago, Illinois

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

Capstone Project Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Spring 2012

Jason Beavers

Jason Beavers

Circleville, Ohio

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

The Truman Doctrine – Beginning in Cold War Rhetoric

Capstone Project Advisor: Stephen Knott

MAHG

Eric Dameron

Eric Dameron

Columbus, Ohio

A Virtual Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg

Capstone Project Advisor: Mackubin T. Owens

MAHG

Robyn Verbois

Robyn Verbois

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Teaching Civic Knowledge through the Founding Documents

Capstone Project Advisor: James Stoner

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Summer 2012

Vicki Jo Anderson

Vicki Jo Anderson

Cottonwood, Arizona

The Arizona Story: A Teacher/Student Guide

Capstone Project Advisor: Jim Turner

MAHG

Michelle Bemis

Michelle Bemis

Southgate, Michigan

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

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

Thesis Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG

Donna Devlin

Donna Devlin

Smith Center, Kansas

James Henry Lane: Popular Sovereignty Advocate for Territorial Kansas

Thesis Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG

Michelle Holowicki

Michelle Holowicki

Ypsilanti, Michigan

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

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

Capstone Project Advisor: Michael Schwarz

MAHG

Catherine Alderman

Catherine Marie Alderman

Cottonwood, California

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

Capstone Project Advisor: Joshua Dunn

Chairman's Award recipient

MAHG

Fall 2012

Mary Angelo

Mary Z. Angelo

Davie, Florida

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

MAHG

Melanie Ann Clark

North Liberty, Iowa

New Deal Murals: Brining Art to Rural Iowa

Capstone Project Advisor: John Moser

MAHG

Robert F. Curtis

Strongsville, Ohio

MAHG
Julia Fuette

Julia Rae Fuette

Menifee, California

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

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

Capstone Project Advisor: Michael Schwarz

MAHG
Charles Martindell

Charles Martindell

Prospect, Ohio

MAHG
Jennifer Reiter

Jennifer Margaret Reiter

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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

Capstone Project Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG

Spring 2013

Karen Cox

Karen Cox

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

The Establishment of New Mexico’s American Identity

Capstone Project Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG

James E. Flanagan

West Valley City, Utah

MAHG
Richard Guiremand

Richard Guiremand

Arroyo Grande, California

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

The 1948 Presidential Election: A Historiography

Thesis Advisor: David Krugler

MAHG
Joshua Wallis

Joshua Wallis

Lexington, Kentucky

MAHG

Summer 2013

Sam Agami

Sam Agami

Norfolk, Virginia

MAHG
Joseph Barra

Joseph Barra

Tremont, Pennsylvania

MAHG
Peter Bartels

Peter Bartels

Saginaw, Michigan

Challenging Intervention: Charles A. Lindbergh and the Great Debate

Thesis Advisor: John Moser

MAHG

Matthew Beiriger

Matthew Beiriger

Omaha, Nebraska

MAHG
Mary Browning-Huntington

Mary Browning-Huntington

Mount Juliet, Tennessee

MAHG
Rachel Button-Koenigsfeld

Rachel Button-Koenigsfeld

Albuquerque, New Mexico

MAHG
Joseph Collins

Joseph Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado

MAHG
Mark Condit

Mark Condit

Ashland, Ohio

MAHG
Susan Earl

Susan E. Earl

Picture Rock, Pennsylvania

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

MAHG
Nichole Evans

Nichole Evans

Gilbert, Arizona

MAHG
Anthony Munoz

Anthony Muñoz

Belleville, Michigan

MAHG
Janice Nabuda

Janice Nabuda

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MAHG
Keith Robinson

Keith Robinson

Marietta, Ohio

MAHG

Fall 2013

Debra Allen

Debra Allen

Apex, North Carolina

MAHG
Jennifer Crotty

Jennifer Crotty

Centerline, Michigan

The U.S. Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Capstone Project Advisor: John Moser

MAHG
Joseph Csizmadia

Joseph Csizmadia

Hinckley, Ohio

MAHG
Lewis Dean

Lewis Dean

Caldwell, Idaho

Frank Church and the Ideology of Modern Conservation

Thesis Advisor: Scott Yenor

MAHG
Melanie Ferguson

Melanie Ferguson

Mansfield, Ohio

MAHG
Mark McCort

Mark McCort

Powell, Ohio

The Founders and Slavery: Compromise as the Path to Equality

Thesis Advisor: Gordon Lloyd

MAHG
Sandra Reed

Sandra Reed

Houston, Texas

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

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

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

MAHG

Eric Stoner

Loudonville, Ohio

MAHG

Spring 2014

Rachel Clay

Rachel C. Clay

Sanford, North Carolina

MAHG

Nancie Lindblom

Mesa, Arizona

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

MAHG

Meghan Slanina

Lakewood, Ohio

 

MAHG
Kelly Sparrow

Kelly Sparrow

Kalamazoo, Michigan

MAHG
Jaime Thompson

Jaime Thompson

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

 

MAHG

Summer 2014

Sandra Aldrich

Sandra Aldrich

Park Rapids, Minnesota

 

MAHG
Adena Barnette

Adena Barnette

Ripley, West Virginia

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

MAHG
Gregory Brenner

Gregory Brenner

Lee's Summit, Missouri

 

MAHG
Matthew Caughenbaugh

Matthew Caughenbaugh

Willard, Ohio

 

MAHG
Daniels

Wesley Daniels

Munising, Michigan

MAHG
Patricia Everett

Patricia Everett

Boynton Beach, Florida

 

MAHG

Allison Fluke

Ypsilanti, Michigan

MAHG
Jeffrey Gottke

Jeffrey Gottke

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jesse Burgess Thomas: Architect of the Missouri Compromise

Thesis Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG
Katherine Hagee

Katherine Hagee

Wilmington, California

MAHG
Jennifer Jolley

Jennifer Jolley

Sebastian, Florida

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

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Burkett

MAHG
Christine Schafrath

Christine Schafrath

Pickerington, Ohio

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

 

MAHG
Steven Watson

Steven Watson

Union City, Michigan

MAHG

Fall 2014

Mark Belkofer

Mark Belkofer

Medina, Ohio

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

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

Thesis Advisor: Stephen Knott

MAHG

Calvin Eleby, Jr.

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

 

MAHG
Heather Loeschke

Heather Loeschke

Cannon Falls, Minnesota

MAHG
David Mayne

David Mayne

Weatherby, Missouri

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

 

MAHG

Cody Nesbit

Draper, Utah

 

MAHG
Jassmine Reyes

Jassmine Reyes

Antwerp, Ohio

MAHG

Patrick Thurman

Sandy, Utah

MAHG

Spring 2015

Jonathan Burnell

Columbiana, Ohio

 

MAHG
Meg DeWeese

Margaret DeWeese

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

MAHG
Kelly Eddy

Kelly Eddy 

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Henry Ford's Long Reaching Impact on America

Capstone Project Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG
Renel Ellis

Renel Ellis

Sheridan, Wyoming

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

MAHG
Molly Kervin

Molly Kervin

Chandler, Arizona

 

MAHG
Gina Knowles

Gina Knowles

Sandy, Utah

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

Capstone Project Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG
Andy McMillen

Andy McMillen

Uhrichsville, Ohio

 

MAHG
Amber McMunn

Amber McMunn

Kingwood, Texas

MAHG

Dean Myers

Fountain Valley, California

"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

MAHG
James Hardy Thames

James Hardy Thames

Gulfport, Mississippi

MAHG
Christy Ting

Christy Ting

Springfield, Virginia

 

MASTAHG

Jared Williams

Piketon, Ohio

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

Thesis Advisor: John Moser

MAHG

Summer 2015

Jill Baisinger

Jill R. Baisinger

Fishers, Indiana

 

MAHG

Gustavo A. Carrera

Concord, Massachusetts

MASTAHG

Mark Durr

Ottumwa, Iowa

 

MAHG
Stephen Hansen

Stephen P. Hansen

Orlando, Florida

MAHG
Melinda Harris

Melinda Harris

Weston, Idaho

 

MAHG
Jennifer Mileski

Jennifer A. Mileski

Oneonta, New York

 

MAHG
Shalyn Nelson

Shalyn D. Nelson

Enterprise, Utah

 

MAHG
Daniel Reed

Daniel B. Reed

Ashland, Ohio

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

 

MAHG
Jeremy Zipay

Jeremy Zipay

Greenville, Pennsylvania

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

Capstone Project Advisor: Mackubin T. Owens

MAHG

Fall 2015

Joseph Biron

Joseph Biron

Bakersfield, California

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

MAHG

Steven Conrady

Tempe, Arizona

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

 

MAHG
Alicia Fergerson

Alicia Fergerson

Central, Louisiana

 

MAHG
William David Fraser

William David Fraser

Willington, Connecticut

 

MAHG

Ray Hawkins

Summerville, South Carolina

 

MAHG
Eric Howe

Eric Howe

Greenwood, Indiana

 

MAHG
Rachel Kohl

Rachel Kohl

Kwethluk, Alaska

 

MAHG
Kathleen Kushnir

Kathleen Kushnir

Forked River, New Jersey

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

 

MAHG

Jason Milczewski 

Akron, Ohio

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

 

MAHG
Craig Taylor

Craig Taylor

Cookeville, Tennessee

 

MASTAHG
Tricia Verver

Tricia Verver

Phoenix, Arizona

An Endeavor for Ideology: Southern Secession

Thesis Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG
Amanda Waluzak

Amanda Waluzak-Leahy

Columbus, Ohio

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

 

MAHG

Spring 2016

Allan Aubrey

Alan Aubrey

Bristol, Tennessee

The Lincoln Fragments: The Thought Behind the Timeless Words

Thesis Advisor: Christopher Flannery

 

MAHG

Andrea Clark

Tinley Park, Illinois

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

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

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

 

MAHG
Rebecca McCormick

Rebecca McCormick

Columbus, Ohio

 

MAHG
Nicole Porter

Nicole Porter

Hubbard, Ohio

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

Capstone Project Advisor: Gregory Schneider 

MAHG
Michele Richmond

Michele Richmond

Hayes, Virginia

 

MAHG

Valentina Rodino

Highwood, Illinois

 

MASTAHG
Deeann Skov

Deeann Skov

Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

MAHG

Mya Sullivan

Cleveland Heights, Ohio

 

MAHG
Taylor Weigand

Taylor Weigand

Binghamton, New York

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

 

MAHG

Summer 2016

Cooper

Keith Cooper

Overton, Nevada

Secret Loyalties: The Beginnings of American Espionage

Capstone Project Advisor: David Tucker

MAHG
Crews

Justin Crews

Bradford, Ohio

 

MAHG
Cummings

Karin Cummings

Phoenix, Arizona

 

MAHG

Heather Deiches-Wasemann

Lakeland, Florida

 

MAHG
Fencil

Lindsey Fencil

Delaware, Ohio

Eisenhower, Federalism, and Civil Rights

Thesis Advisor: Stephen Tootle

MAHG
Fleming

Jennifer Fleming 

Chisholm, Minnesota

 

MAHG
khall

Kari Hall

Williston, North Dakota

 

MAHG
Hornbeck

Dustin Hornbeck

Saint Paris, Ohio

Abraham Lincoln and the Founders: How Lincoln used the American Founding to solve the problems of the Antebellum Age

Thesis Advisor: Dan Monroe

MAHG
Hunsaker

Kaylin Hunsaker

Columbus, Ohio

 

MAHG
Hunt

Jason Hunt

Mount Sterling, Ohio

 

MAHG
Jennings

Sheilah Jennings

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

MAHG
Johnson

Stephen Johnson

South Pomfret, Vermont

 

MAHG
Lorence

Deborah Lorence

Glennallen, Alaska

 

MAHG

Tyler Maxon

Des Moines, Iowa

 

MASTAHG
Nugent

Ruth Nugent

Arlington, Texas

 

 

MAHG
Owolabi

Daniel Owolabi

Sugarcreek, Ohio

 

MAHG

Amy Parker

Pensacola, Florida

Democracy and Deceit in Delaware, 1913

Capstone Project Advisor: John Moser

MAHG
St. Clair

Erin St. Clair

Tehachapi, California

The Manzanar Relocation Center and Japanese Internment during World War II 

Capstone Project Advisor: Ken Masugi

MAHG
Stuthard

Melanie Stuthard

Uniontown, Ohio

 

MAHG
Talley

John Talley

Strongsville, Ohio

 

MAHG

Rebecca Taylor

Richfield, Utah

 

MASTAHG

Eric Wall

Eagle Mountain, Utah

25 Key Documents of World War II 

Capstone Project Advisor: John Moser

MAHG

Joshua Warwick 

Twin Falls, Idaho

 

MAHG
Wregglesworth

Kymberli Wregglesworth

Onaway, Michigan

 

MAHG