Dr. Carol Humphrey

Professor of History
Office Location Owens Hall, 306
Phone (Office) 405.585.4158
OBU Mailbox # 61736
Email carol.humphrey@okbu.edu

Biography

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. Her book THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE PRESS: THE PROMISE OF INDEPENDENCE (2013) won the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) Book of the Year Award in 2014 and was a finalist for the 2014 Tankard Award given by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). She is also an member of University Baptist Church in Shawnee where she sings in the choir.

Education

  • B.A., University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • M.A., Wake Forest University
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Dissertation: “‘This Popular Engine’: An Institutional Study of New England Newspapers, 1775-1789"

Subjects Taught

  • Western Civilization
  • American History Survey
  • American Journalism History
  • Colonial and Revolutionary American History
  • Public History
  • Oklahoma History

Selected Publications

  • The American Revolution and the Press: The Promise of Independence, Northwestern University Press, 2013.
  • Voices of Revolutionary America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life, Greenwood Press, 2011.
  • Revolutionary War, Part 2 of Volume 1 of Greenwood Library of American War Reporting, Greenwood Press, 2005.
  • Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time: The Revolutionary Era. Greenwood Press, 2003.
  • This Popular Engine: The Role of New England Newspapers During the American Revolution. University of Delaware Press, 1992.

Memberships

  • Member, American Journalism Historians Association
  • Member, Organization of American Historians
  • Member, Oklahoma Historical Society
  • Member, Pottawatomie County Historical Society
  • Grader, ETS Advanced Placement US History Exams, 1993-present

Awards and Honors

  • American Journalism Historians Association Book of the Year Award in 2014 for The American Revolution and the Press: The Promise of Independence, Northwestern University Press, 2013