Dr. Scott C. Martin
Dr. Scott Martin, Professor and Department Chair (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1990). Dr. Martin's scholarly interests center on 19th-century U.S. social and cultural history and U.S. alcohol and drug policy. In his research and teaching, he emphasizes the need for policy historians to incorporate social and cultural history into their analyses. Dr. Martin is the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship and in 1992 was a visiting scholar at the College of William and Mary. His book, Killing Time: Leisure and Culture in Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1800-1850 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995), won the Phi Alpha Theta Book Award for 1996. His most recent publication is Devil of the Domestic Sphere: Temperance, Gender, and Middle-class Ideology, 1800-1860 (Northern Illinois University Press, 2008). The Monitor interviewed Dr. Martin about his latest book. In February 2010, Dr. Martin presented a paper, "American Exceptionalism and the Challenges of a Compassionate World," at Florida Atlantic University's Peace Week celebration, at which the Dalai Lama gave a keynote address. Dr. Martin is also at work on a study of the intersection between 19th-century U.S. theater and politics.
Dr. Martin serves as co-principal investigator and co-academic director for Expanding America, a Teaching American History grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education and designed to improve history education in the public schools of northwest Ohio.