Department of History and Anthropology

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Dr. Michael Fitzgerald

Dr. Michael S. Fitzgerald

Professor of History

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(740) 284-5384

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  • 1990: Ph.D. – Purdue University History
  • 1979: M.A. – University of Chicago History
  • 1976: B.S. – University of Southern Colorado
  • 2006-present: Franciscan University of Steubenville Professor of History
  • 2001-2006: Franciscan University of Steubenville Associate Professor of History
  • 1995-2001: Pikeville College Associate Professor of History
  • 1990-1995: Pikeville College Assistant Professor of History
  • 1989-1990: Purdue University Instructor of History
  • 1985-1987: Purdue University Teaching Assistant, History Department
  • 1984-1985: Pueblo Community College Instructor of History
  • 1983-1984: University of Southern Colorado Instructor of History
  • Franciscan University Student Association’s “Faculty Member of the Year,” Franciscan
    University of Steubenville
  • 2005 Selected for inclusion in Marquis’ 7th edition of Who’s Who in American Education
  • 2000 1st Place, William Wade and Helen Record Walker Endowed Teaching Excellence
    Award, Pikeville College
  • 2000 Selected for inclusion in Marquis’ 55th edition of Who’s Who in America
  • 2000 Selected for inclusion in Gale Publishing’s Contemporary Authors
  • 1996-97 John B. Stephenson Fellowship, Appalachian College Association, Berea College
  • 1995 James Still Research Fellowship, Faculty Scholars Program, University of Kentucky
  • 1994 Mellon Faculty/Student Research Grant, Appalachian College Association, Berea College
  • 1993 James Still Research Fellowship, Faculty Scholars Program, University of Kentucky
  • 1987-89 David Ross Research Fellowship, Purdue University
  • 1988 Miletus W. Flaningam Award Winner, History Department, Purdue University, for
    “Charles de Gaulle’s Vers l’armée de métier and French Strategy in the 1930’s”
  • Elected to Phi Kappa Phi, Purdue University
  • Summer David Ross Research Fellowship, Purdue University
  • “Honors” mark, M.A. comprehensive examination, University of Chicago
  • Graduate with Special Distinction, University of Southern Colorado
  • 1973-76 Dean’s List, University of Southern Colorado
  • 1974 James Osnowitz Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually to the outstanding junior history student, University of Southern Colorado
  • 1973-76 President’s Achievement Scholarship, History, University of Southern Colorado
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Select Publications
  • “Reuther, Walter.”  Historical Dictionary of the 1940’s (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2006).
  • “Taft-Hartley Act.”  Historical Dictionary of the 1940’s (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2006).
  • “Bryan, William Jennings.”  Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2006).
  • “Smith, Alfred Emanuel.”  Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2006).
  • “Hatfields and McCoys Feud.”  Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age (Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 2003).

Full List

  • “Democratic Fund-Raiser Pleads Guilty to Making Illegal Contributions.”  Great Events: 1900-2001, Revised Edition  (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 2002).
  • “Agesilaus of Sparta.”  Encyclopedia of the Ancient World (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 2002).
  • “Scipio Aemilianus.”  Encyclopedia of the Ancient World (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 2002).
  • “Baltimore.”  Magill’s Guide to Military History (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 2001).
  • “Cimon.”  Magill’s Guide to Military History (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 2001).
  • “Hydaspes.”  Magill’s Guide to Military History (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 2001).
  • “War of 1812.”  Magill’s Guide to Military History (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 2001).
  • “Adams-Onís Treaty.”  Oxford Companion to American Military History (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1999).
  • “Battle of New Orleans.”  Encyclopedia of North American History (Tarrytown, N.Y.: Marshall Cavendish, 1999).
  • “Treaty of Ghent.”  Encyclopedia of North American History (Tarrytown, N.Y.: Marshall Cavendish, 1999).
  • “Desha, Joseph.”  Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio, 1997).
  • “Kerr, Joseph.”  Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio, 1997).
  • “Adams-Onís Treaty.”  Great Events from History: North American Series, Revised Edition (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1997).
  • “Andrew Jackson.”  Masterplots II: Juvenile and Young Adult Biography (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1993).
  • “Odd Destiny:  A Life of Alexander Hamilton.”  Masterplots II: Juvenile and Young Adult Biography (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1993).
  • “Danton.”  Great Lives from History: Renaissance to 1900 Series (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1989).
  • “Miltiades the Younger.”  Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval Series (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1988).
  • “Cimon.”  Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval Series (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1988).
  • “George IV.”  Great Lives from History: British Series (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1987).
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