Faculty
 

Our professors are scholar-teachers dedicated to advancing American Studies through classroom instruction and professional participation; research, publication, exhibition and other forms of disseminating scholarship; community involvement and international outreach. They pride themselves on giving students individual attention, and you should find them readily accessible. Full-time faculty members carry titles in American Studies and a related field (History, Social Sciences, Folklore, Literature). As CORE faculty members, they teach most or all of their courses in American Studies. Here, in alphabetical order, is the current list of core faculty members with descriptions of their academic backgrounds.

Michael Barton Michael Barton
Professor of American Studies and Social Science
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Simon J. Bronner Simon J. Bronner
Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore
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Simon J. Bronner Anthony B. Buccitelli
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Communications
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John R. Haddad

John R. Haddad
Associate Professor of American Studies and Popular Culture
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Charles Kupfer Charles Kupfer
Associate Professor of American Studies and History
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Anne Verplanck

Anne Verplanck
Associate Professor of American Studies and Heritage Studies
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Anne Verplanck

David Witwer
Associate Professor of American Studies and History
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Other members of the School of Humanities have graduate faculty status, which means they may occasionally teach courses related to American Studies but they do not serve on American Studies doctoral committees (they can be second readers on theses). We additionally draw on the expertise of graduate faculty in schools of Behavioral Science and Education and Public Affairs, who can serve on doctoral committees as external members:

 

Matthew Woessner Matthew Woessner
Associate Professor of Public Policy
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Shaun Gabbidon Shaun L. Gabbidon
Dr. Gabbidon, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice
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Carol Nechemias Carol Nechemias
Associate Professor of Public Policy
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Jeremy Plant Jeremy Plant
Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy
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Harold B. Shill Harold B. Shill
Professor of Political Science and Information Studies
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The American Studies Program utilizes experienced lecturers for undergraduate education:

We also make use of American Studies professionals in the region who teach special courses for us.