American history

Emily Hess

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 has been nominated for Outstanding Female Faculty Member of the Year and received Ashland University's Mentor Award in January 2012. She received her B.A. in American History at Malone University and an M.A. in American History at Case Western Reserve University. She is finishing her studies there as a Ph.D. candidate.

Courses Taught:

HIST 212 American History through the Civil War
HIST 213 American History since the Civil War
HIST 351 Colonial America
HIST 354 Nationhood and Sectional Conflict, 1820-1854
HIST 356 Age of Enterprise and Progressivism
HIST 359 Contemporary America
HIST 380 Race and Equality in America

Dr. Christopher Burkett

Dr. Christopher Burkett, associate professor of political science, joined Ashland University in 2005. He teaches American political thought and institutions courses, and his fields of expertise include the American founding, American foreign policy, and political philosophy. He serves as faculty advisor to Student Senate, and was named Outstanding Male Faculty Member of the Year in 2008.

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