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History Program

History Program

Michael Epple

Michael EppleAssistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Leader for History
Phone: (239) 590-7173
Office: LIB 453

Assistant Professor, U.S. History

Ph.D., History, University of Akron, 2001
MLS, Library Science, Indiana University (Bloomington), 1984
M.A., History, Indiana University (Bloomington), 1984
B.A., History/Religion, Franklin College, 1982


Research and Teaching Interests

Early America, U.S. foreign relations, Cold War culture


Courses Offered

  • AMH 2010      U.S. History to 1877
  • AMH 2020      U.S. History since 1877
  • AMH 3110      American Colonial History
  • AMH 3130      American Revolution and Constitutional Era
  • AMH 3141      U.S. History 1800-1860
  • AMH 4550      U.S. Constitutional History
  • AMH 4512      U.S. Diplomatic History
  • AMH 4270      U.S. in the Cold War
  • AMH 6278      U.S. in the Cold War
  • AMH 6915      Research in American History
  • AMH 6930      Seminar in American History
  • HIS   5930     Teaching History at the College Level


Articles and Essays

  • Michael Epple and Irvin D.S. Winsboro, "Religion, Culture, and the Cold War: Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and America's Anti-Communist Crusade of the 1950s," The Historian, Vol. 71, no. 2 (Summer 2009), pp. 209-233.


Conference Presentations

  • "Missiles on the Lake: Cold War Hysteria in Cleveland," paper resented at the Florida Conference of Historians, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2008.
  • “'Support the President and Buy Some Fruitcake': How South Florida Newspapers Reported on the Cuban Missile Crisis,” paper presented at the Florida Society of Historians, Naples, Florida, May 2006.
  • “The Portrayal of the Soviet Union in Northeast Ohio Newspapers,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians, Tampa, Florida, March 2005.
  • “Saving America During the Great Depression: Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Campaigns Against Communism to Save America,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2006.
  • “For God and Country:” Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and the Cold War,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians, Lakeland, Florida, March 2004.