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Carol HumphreyProfessor of History Owens Hall 313405.585.4158 OBU Box 61201500 W. UniversityShawnee, OK 74804
Dr. Carol Humphrey’s interest in history is apparent in her lively discussions on the press’ role during war time. She has received numerous awards for her papers through the American Journalism Historians Association. She also has served as a manuscript reviewer for various journals and publishers. She is the author of numerous published articles as well as seven books on topics such as the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, and the role of New England Newspapers during the American Revolution. Dr. Humphrey is the historian for the Shawnee chapter of Habitat for Humanity. She is also an active member of First Baptist Church in Shawnee where she is a member of the sanctuary choir and works as the church clerk.
Educational Background:B.A., University of North Carolina, WilmingtonM.A., Wake Forest UniversityPh.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel HillDissertation: “‘This Popular Engine’: An Institutional Study of New England Newspapers,1775-1789"
Courses Taught:HIST 1013: United States History to 1877HIST 1023: United States History from 1877HIST 2013: European Civilization: HistoryHIST 2023: Modern West: HistoryHIST 4223: Civil War and Reconstruction: U.S. 1848-1877HIST 4243: A Global Power: U.S. 1932-PresentHIST 4203: Colonial and Early National U.S. HistoryHIST 4263: American Women's HistoryPOLI 1223: American National GovernmentHIST 2273: Oklahoma HistoryHIST 4283: African-American History
Selected Publications and/or Professional Activities:
The War of 1812, Co-authored with David Copeland. Part 1 of Volume 2 of The Greenwood Library of American War Reporting, Greenwood Press, 2005.
Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time: The Revolutionary Era. Greenwood Press, 2003.
The Press of the Young Republic, 1783-1833. Volume 2 of The History of American Journalism, edited by William David Sloan and James D. Startt. Greenwood Press, 1996.
This Popular Engine: The Role of New England Newspapers During the American Revolution. University of Delaware Press, 1992.
The American Revolution and the Press: The Promise of Independence . Northwestern University Press, forthcoming 2013.
Honors Theses or Student Research Directed:
2007: Mary Ruth Sanders. "Was Freidan Right? The Feminine Mystique in Newspapers, 1958-59."
2003: Angela McWilliams. "Under Travail: Women and Childbirth in Early New England."
2002: Susan Fletcher. "A Glorious Virtue: Women's Daily Lives in Colonial America."
Member, American Journalism Historians Association, Secretary since 1998
Member, Organization of American Historians
Grader, ETS Advanced Placement US History Exams, 1993-present