Department of History
Dr. Andrew M. Schocket
(Ph.D., College of William and Mary, 2001)
Prof. Schocket holds a joint appointment with the BGSU American Culture Studies program and is affiliated with the BGSU Africana Studies Program. He studies and teaches early American history and culture, the American Revolution, and the Atlantic World. His teaching focuses on interactive methods that engage students, on fostering a classroom atmosphere in which all students feel encouraged to participate, and on demanding excellence. Undergraduate and graduate students have presented conference papers, gotten published, and won awards based on work completed in his courses; a course group project on the history of K-12 funding in Ohio earned a citation from the Ohio House of Representatives. He has won fellowships from such institutions at Library Company of Philadelphia, the Huntington Library, the Hagley Museum and Library, the International Council for Canadian Studies, and the BGSU Institute for the Study of Culture and Society. His publications include the monograph Founding Corporate Power in Early National Philadelphia (Northern Illinois University Press, 2007), which won the 2008 Ohio Academy of History Publication Award, as well as various essays in peer-reviewed journals. He is now engaged in two book-length projects, one a broadly-contextualized biography of Boston King, the other a rethinking of the American Revolution. He has served the Department of History, BGSU, and the history profession in numerous capacities, including as Department of History undergraduate adviser and as a member of the steering committee of the History News Service.